A Conversation with President Clinton

Clinton Global Initiative Meeting on Boosting U.S. Economy

By Trish Regan

I was in Chicago for the third annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting where the focus was on restoring growth to our economy. Bloomberg TV was the exclusive broadcaster from the event and, while there, I had the opportunity to speak with the creator of the event himself, Former President of the United States Bill Clinton.  Bloomberg viewers heard his views on everything from repatriating offshore profits (he’d like to bring money back for use in an infrastructure bank) to the NSA, to Syria and energy independence in the US.  When I asked him if we’d see a Clinton in the White House in 2016, he delivered a line that drew both laughter and applause from the audience. “Chelsea’s still too young,” he joked.  He then went on to stress the importance of looking beyond politics and beyond elections. You can read an excerpt from my interview with the President here.

Jill Rappaport: A Voice for the Animals

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By Gunjan Sewhani and Anna Ryan
Photography by Getty Images/Andrew Walker

Jill Rappaport, the award-winning Animal Advocate and Correspondent at NBC’s The Today Show and Nightly News, started her luminous career in journalism over two decades ago on the West Coast as an “entertainment reporter.” She says (only half-jokingly) “I went from the red carpet to the wee wee pad.”

Luis D. Ortiz: A Newfound Love

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By Anna Ryan

Co-starring in the Bravo television series, Million Dollar Listing, 26-year-old Luis D. Ortiz truly climbed the ladder of success when he got into the business of real estate. While real estate may not have been his first passion, Luis demonstrates that there may be something better out there to fall in love with.

Shohreh Aghdashloo’s Road to Success

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By Christopher A. Pape & Anna Ryan

With a voice reminiscent of Kathleen Turner and as beautiful as a Persian queen, Shohreh Aghdashloo has roared onto the Hollywood scene. If you think she did so by a fluke, you would be wrong. It was only through hard work and perseverance that she honed her skills in Tehran and fled the country during its Islamic Revolution in 1979 to become one of the most beloved actresses on screen today.