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April 17, 2012

Chelsea Clinton Struggles at NBC

BuzzFeed has a deep look into the state of Chelsea Clinton's job at NBC, which has so far yielded minimal returns for the network.

"Almost everyone I spoke to for this story -- from within NBC and at other networks as well -- agree that that problem is that she won't talk about the one thing that makes her undeniably compelling... The must ask questions: What was it like to live through that in the White House? What did you know, and when did you know it? How pissed were you at your father? How do you feel about marriage? Should your mother have stayed?"

"Eventually, Chelsea will have to answer the questions listed above, and she'll likely do so on NBC. (My hunch is that NBC's chief Steve Capus's gamble will prove brilliant in the long run.) But right now, we're stuck in another awkward Chelsea Clinton phase, a kind perpetual sheltered adolescence, still getting to know you after all these years. And who wants to watch that?"


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