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Chelsea Clinton Kicks Off a More Public Life on TV

Chelsea Clinton sat down with Brian Williams on his nightly Rock Center show to explain why she's leaving behind her "deliberately private life" for a journalism career. But before she got personal last night, Chelsea reported on former-educator Annette Dove, who has committed her life to helping impoverished children in Pine Bluff, Arkansas with hot food, tutoring, and someone to talk to.

After her inaugural "Making a Difference" report, Chelsea went on to discuss why she's putting herself out there for the first time. She said, "For most of my life, I did deliberately lead a private life and inadvertently led a public life." But after her grandmother, Dorothy Rodham, passed away in early November, she decided to change course. Chelsea explained that her grandmother had a core adage in life: that life is not about what happens to you, but about what you do with what happens to you. Chelsea said her grandmother had recently been "challenging me to do more with my life, to lead more of a purposefully public life. That being Chelsea Clinton had happened to me and that I had a responsibility to do something with that asset and opportunity."

See Chelsea's full segment below and tell us whether you're looking forward to more from her.

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Tess2282336 Tess2282336 5 years
ps: Ms. Clinton's bound for greatness as surely as Willow Smith.
Tess2282336 Tess2282336 5 years
hey if ur hiring copy editor's pls call me! ;-)
Tess2282336 Tess2282336 5 years
go Chelsea (sincerely, tess jr)!
Tess2282336 Tess2282336 5 years
'torturing' (u might want to fix that :-)
Tess2282336 Tess2282336 5 years
'torturing' (u might want ti fix that :-)
chucktownchick chucktownchick 5 years
Ha! I caught the "torturing" comment too!
nicole121482 nicole121482 5 years
Wow...torturing! lol
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