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Chelsea Clinton Makes Debut on NBC Nightly News: VIDEO


Chelsea Clinton made her debut on NBC Nightly News last night.

TVNewser was impressed by her delivery but the NYT's Alessandra Stanley seemed consumed by Clinton's motives:

Television gives Ms. Clinton more than a platform for her charitable causes. It’s a fast track to all kinds of careers, including politics. The best, and perhaps, only way to trump inherited fame is to double-down on it. Television doesn’t often lend its stars dignity, but it is the great equalizer: almost anyone on it long enough can become as well known as the parents who helped get them the job. To younger viewers at least, Tori Spelling has become perhaps even more famous than her legendary father, producer Aaron Spelling, merely by putting a camera on her private life for her reality series. The Kardashian daughters have done the same.


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  1. Chelsea has far too much hair. It is far too long. She needs to get a neat bob, not this ridiculously over-long do.

    Posted by: jason | Dec 13, 2011 8:13:35 AM

  2. Chelsey will be great! I'm sure Bill and Hilary are very proud of her.

    Posted by: Peter | Dec 13, 2011 8:15:28 AM

  3. She has her mother's speech pattern. And the intelligence and eloquence of both parents. I'm glad to see the adult she has become.

    Posted by: DougChgo | Dec 13, 2011 8:36:54 AM

  4. I saw her segment last night. She is well spoken and relaxed off script, but a little wooden on script. I am sure that will improve in time. I was taken by how very much she looks like a young Hilary.

    Posted by: Chadd | Dec 13, 2011 8:56:27 AM

  5. You have to wonder if Alessandra Stanley would have lumped John Kennedy or Franklin Roosevelt in with the Kardassians and Spellings too.

    Posted by: Rodney Wollam | Dec 13, 2011 9:04:33 AM

  6. I like Chelsea's segment and think with experience she will bet better.

    Alessandra is an idiot for comparing Chelsea Clinton career choice to the Kardashian or Tori Spelling.

    Posted by: Stella | Dec 13, 2011 9:19:34 AM

  7. She was "wooden" because she has no experience and is not in the least bit qualified for this gig. I'm sure she means well, but BORING.

    Posted by: LincolnLounger | Dec 13, 2011 9:45:39 AM

  8. She is intelligent, focused, to the point, articulate with no "uhms" and "ahs" and no double talk, compassionate, elegant, and well versed in her topic, and with a genuine knowledge of and respect for the people she talks about.

    Posted by: trees | Dec 13, 2011 10:22:07 AM

  9. @Jason ... really? How about a substantive comment? Not a superficial one.

    Posted by: Yes | Dec 13, 2011 12:15:53 PM

  10. A fine, stand up woman. A great woman in the making. Congrats Chelsea.

    Posted by: Chuy | Dec 13, 2011 12:22:31 PM

  11. I love her!

    Posted by: Modern Meet | Dec 14, 2011 1:31:59 AM

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