President Bill Clinton a talk show host? Not surprising says politics professor!

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John M. Orman, Ph.D., professor of politics at Fairfield University, says he is not surprised that Bill Clinton is considering hosting a talk show on NBC: "It's the culmination of what has been happening in American Politics."

Dr. Orman and Dr. Darrell West, professor of political science at Brown University, are the co-authors of a book on "Celebrity Politics" due out in August and published by Prentice Hall. The book, Dr. Orman said, "shows how the political system has been taken over by pop culture entertainment values and presents the President as celebrity." An expert on the U.S. Presidency, Dr. Orman says Bill Clinton is the best example of this.

Dr. Orman's other books include:

Presidential Accountability
Comparing Presidential Behavior
Presidential Secrecy and Deception

A graduate of Indiana State University, he holds a master's degree from Ball State University and a Ph.D. from Indiana University.

Dr. Orman has been interviewed extensively by print media, radio and television, including in Canada and the United States.

To arrange an interview, please respond by email or call Nancy Habetz, director of Media Relations, at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647.

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Posted on May 13, 2002

Vol. 34, No. 224

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