By Lucas Shaw
NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) - Chelsea Clinton filed her first
report with NBC's 'Rock Center' on Monday, returning to her
home state of Arkansas to profile Annette Dove, a woman who
runs a program for disadvantaged children.
Clinton's profile is part of NBC News' "Making a
Difference" series and Brian Williams, host of "Rock Center"
and anchor of the "NBC Nightly News," introduced Clinton by
saying she "wants to tell stories."
Clinton joined Dove in activities like cleaning trash at
the side of the road and cooking. The latter provided a rare
moment of humor in what was otherwise a serious but uplifting
story as Clinton admitted that she doesn't cook much (but she
did make Thanksgiving).
After Clinton's report, she sat down with Williams to
discuss Dove's program and her own motivations for appearing on
While both NBC and Clinton have faced some criticism
because the hire was seen as catering to political royalty,
Clinton reiterated that she has made a conscious decision to
accept the public nature of her life and make something of it.
As for future reports, she wants to tell "stories of people
who see a gap and step into it."
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