The very few “Make a Difference” stories former first child Chelsea Clinton reported for NBC featured “ordinary people doing extraordinary things.” She interviewed the folks at Downtown Boxing Gym, which provides academic tutoring as well as boxing instruction to Detroit kids, and at Homework Diner in Albuquerque, a diner that helps kids in need with their homework and feeds them. Good, heartwarming stories. No politics. Nothing personal. Even though at the close of her first appearance on NBC, Brian Williams said to Clinton, “In the months to come, we want to hear about you and your life.”
Clinton announced that she has left her job as a special correspondent at NBC. She wrote on her Facebook page that she will “continue focusing on my work at the Clinton Foundation,” and she will focus on her new family — the 34-year-old is expecting her first child. The US graduates thousands of journalism students each year, but they don’t get hired for $600,000 a year at NBC to talk to kids doing homework in diners–because those grads aren’t Chelsea Clinton. Brian Williams wasn’t kidding. Since Chelsea wouldn’t spill, she had to go.