MSNBC pundit and TV producer Lawrence O'Donnell talks to Variety's Brian Lowry about his vantage point at the intersection of Washington politics, New York media and Hollywood stargazing, and, despite a recent stint filling in for Keith Olbermann, he says his real desire is entertainment.
In fact, he calls the cable news universe a "hobby," even though he got positive marks for his temping.
And he also defends celebrity activists like Sean Penn, George Clooney and Rob Reiner, noting that they are well informed despite perceptions on the East Coast that they are in over their head. He calls it an "absurdly outdated attitude."
As with all of Brian's work, it's a good read.