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Fox News Channel hires James Carville

LOS ANGELES

Fox News Channel says it has hired Democratic strategist James Carville as a contributor.

The channel said Thursday he will offer commentary during appearances on various Fox News Channel programs.

Carville was the lead strategist for Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign, which was documented in the film “The War Room.” He served as a senior political adviser during Clinton’s presidency.

Carville’s TV work includes co-hosting the 2002-05 edition of “Crossfire” on CNN. He and his wife, Republican strategist Mary Matalin, were analysts at CNN until last year’s management changeover at the channel.

Toronto mayor starting series on YouTube

TORONTO

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, whose admitted crack-cocaine use and bizarre antics made him a favorite of late-night comedians, now has a video channel of his own.

Ford and his brother, a city councilor, are launching a YouTube series called “Ford Nation” that will debut Monday.

The mayor of Canada’s largest city asks people to “please judge me on my record, not my personal life” in a preview posted Thursday. Ford last year made international headlines when he admitted having smoked crack cocaine while in a drunken stupor. He continues to draw attention for erratic behavior, but he has resisted pressure to step down and is seeking re-election.

A news release from the mayor’s office promises “unfiltered” talk and asks viewers to submit questions to an email address.

Associated Press

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