Chelsea Clinton Debuts on NBC

Chelsea Clinton made her journalistic debut on Monday with a segment on Brian Williams’s Rock Center about child poverty in Arkansas. How’d she do? The Washington Post’s Hank Stuever gave a harsh assessment: “What was surprising to see on Monday night’s show is how someone can be on TV in such a prominent way and, in her big moment, display so very little charisma—none at all,” he wrote, calling her “one of the most boring people of her era.” Politico was more positive, saying Clinton appeared “poised and well prepared, though a bit nervous.” The Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz's verdict: "If she can loosen up a bit, this could be a pretty good niche."