Inside America's fascination with celebrity politicians


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Americans enjoy celebrity politicians. You can look at several examples from history -- Ronald Reagan went from Hollywood to the Governor's Mansion, to the White House. Donald Trump became a household name with a reality TV show before he moved to Washington DC. And now, polls suggest we could see a President The Rock inauguration sometime in the not so distant future. So why are Americans drawn to celebrity politicians? And what makes celebrities want to have a career in politics? Dr. Hilde Van den Bulck, Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication at Drexel University joins KYW Newsradio In Depth to talk about celebrities, politics, and what happens when they meet.

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