Well, she’s used to political theater too. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will appear in NBC’s big “30 Rock” finale at month’s end. The California Democrat will likely play herself, judging from other politicians who’ve made cameo appearances on the show in recent years. That list includes Al Gore and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
“While she might be a stranger to acting, Pelosi is a frequent guest on the tube. She taped an episode of ‘Top Chef’ in 2010 and has made appearances on most late-night and daytime talkers,” points out Michael O’Connor, a Hollywood Reporter correspondent.
Mrs. Pelosi is primed to respond to the diva — and creator — of “30 Rock,” however.
“I would do almost anything Tina Fey asks me to do,” the lawmaker told The Washington Post.
The aforementioned Mr. Gore, meanwhile, is also in media news. The sale of his foundering Current TV news channel to Al Jazeera for $500 million has been confirmed, with press accounts indicating that the former vice president made as much as $100 million on the deal with the Arabic language network.
The Qatar-based organization says it will create Al Jazeera America, headquartered in New York City, with news bureaus in Washington, Los Angeles, Miami and Chicago. Their reach in the broadcast realm will increase by almost 10-fold.
“Al Jazeera’s coverage will soon be available in more than 40 million US households, up from 4.7 million prior to the deal,” the network says.