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Bill Clinton a fan of "24" and "I Love Lucy"
March 26, 2007 / 6:55 AM / 11 years ago

Bill Clinton a fan of "24" and "I Love Lucy"

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - President Clinton is a big fan of “24” even though “an uber right-wing guy” produces the Emmy-winning political thriller.

<p>Former President Bill Clinton sits on the steps of the stage as he listens to his wife, Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), speak at a campaign fund-raiser in Washington March 20, 2007. Clinton is a big fan of "24" even though "an uber right-wing guy" produces the Emmy-winning political thriller. REUTERS/Jim Young</p>

Clinton told TV advertisers Friday that his favorite show is the medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy,” and he appreciates “Boston Legal” for the dynamic between William Shatner and James Spader. “It’s something to behold,” he said.

As for “24,” which was co-created by noted Republican Joel Surnow, Clinton said he enjoys the fact that conservatives and liberals alike can be the bad guys in the show.

“They’re trying to be fair,” Clinton said.

His other must-see TV shows include “All in the Family,” “I Love Lucy,” “The Andy Griffith Show” and “Bonanza” -- all of which air on TV Land, which sponsored his appearance at the cable network’s “upfront” presentation to advertisers at Jazz at Lincoln Center in the Time Warner Building.

“As you know, my wife is away, so I‘m home alone a lot,” Clinton said of Sen. Hillary Clinton, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008. “I‘m particularly grateful to TV Land for giving me something to do at night.”

He also found time to focus on real-world interests such as global warming, hurricane and tsunami relief, AIDS and childhood obesity.

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