Just want to get this out of the way now: NBC News has nothing to do w/Clinton mini series on NBC entertainment. So save your complaints—
Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) July 27, 2013
How’s that for an endorsement? NBC News’ Chuck Todd is wasting no time reminding his Twitter followers that it’s NBC Entertainment, not NBC News, planning a four-hour miniseries about former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. On the plus side, the lack of input by NBC’s news division suggests a chance that the miniseries won’t be a total whitewash of Clinton’s career.
NBC announced earlier today that Diane Lane has signed on to play Clinton, and although no air date has been set, it will likely air before Clinton formally announces her bid for the White House.
CNN’s Jake Tapper feels Todd’s pain.
What makes Chuck Todd think that people are going to complain about a four-hour Hillary Clinton drama conveniently timed to coincide with her presidential campaign? It sounds awesome.