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Bill Clinton: No immediate plans for TV show

Clinton says he might like to host a talk show
Clinton says he might like to host a talk show "sometime later in my life."  

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Despite speculation he may soon be the host of a network talk show, former President Bill Clinton said Tuesday he has no immediate plans for a show. One day, maybe.

The issue came up in a wide-ranging interview with CNN's Larry King.

"I think I'll leave that to you," Clinton said after being asked whether he will host a show.

"You're not going to do it?" King said.

"I don't think so. You know, maybe sometime later in my life I'd like to do it. It would be intriguing to me because I like to talk to people," Clinton replied.

The former president said he currently travels a lot and he believes he should spend "more than half my time on public service," both of which would prevent him from focusing on a show.

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Asked whether "a side of you wanted" to host a show, Clinton replied, "Yeah, because I'm interested in a lot of different things, and I like to discuss things."

He said he believes he could add value to the talk-show roster because TV networks right now are too focused on "trying to get market share by confirming the pre-existing convictions of people."

"I think we all ought to be questioning all the time and learning and growing. And I think that's what we need, but it's not my deal, I don't think," Clinton said.

Various news media outlets have reported in recent weeks that Clinton has been in talks with CBS about a show, which some speculated could have netted him $30 million to $50 million a year.




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