In the business section of The New York Times today comes word that Bill Clinton, or his people (it’s not entirely clear), is now negotiating a talk show with CBS. When this came up earlier, I called this publicity stunt a “floater,” meaning that Clinton, or his people (it’s not entirely clear), was testing the waters. I assume from this latest news that polling or other research leads Clinton, or his people (it’s not entirely clear) to believe that at least some segment of the viewing public would be interested in such a show. If I were to advise Clinton, I’d tell him to look to Jimmy Carter as an example of how to be an ex-president.
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I offer commentary on the rhetoric of the American conversation, especially as it unfolds in documentary film, the news media, and politics. Check out my feeds on Twitter and Instagram. Also be sure to see my work at Carbon Trace Productions, a non-profit documentary film studio in Springfield, Missouri. I am a Professor of Media & Journalism at Missouri State University. I teach classes in mobile journalism and documentary filmmaking.
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