Chelsea Clinton

  • Aired:  09/19/13
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Chelsea Clinton talks about her work at the Clinton Foundation and what it was like to grow up with a father who knows everything. (8:09)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT IS THEVICE CHAIR OF THE CLINTON

FOUNDATION, PLEASE WELCOMETO THE PROGRAM CHELSEA

CLINTON.

COME ON.

>> THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

>> Jon: NICE TO SEE YOU.

>> THANK YOU, JON.

>> Jon: SO, SO THIS IS THEWEEK OR IS IT NEXT WEEK THAT

THE CLINTON INITIATIVE GROUPGETS TOGETHER FOR THEIR ANNUAL

MEETING IN NEW YORK, YES?

>> THAT'S RIGHT, NEXT WEEK.

>> Jon: NOW WHAT ARE YOUGOING-- WHAT ARE YOU GOING

TO BE DOING THERE?

DO YOU HAVE RESPONSIBILITIESFOR THAT WEEK AS WELL?

>> I DO.

>> Jon: NOW WHAT ARE YOUGOING TO DO?

>> WELL, I HOPE YOU'LL COME.

>> Jon: TO THE -->> I'M INVITING YOU.

>> Jon: IS THAT TRUE.

>> YEAH.

>> Jon: WHEN IS IT.

>> NEXT WEEK.

>> Jon: WILL THERE BESNACKS.

>> ALWAYS.

>> Jon: IS THAT TRUE.

>> I DON'T KNOW IF THEY'LL BE ASGOOD AS THE ONES YOU HAVE

BACKSTAGE.

>> Jon: FUN SIZE CANDY. CAN'TBEAT IT.

>> BUT IF YOU COME I WILLMAKE SURE WE HAVE FUN SIZE

CANDY.

>> Jon: I'M OUT HERE EVERY NIGHTSLAMMING IT OUT 22 MINUTES A

DAY 4 DAYS A WEEK SO MY TIMEIS VERY LIMITED WITH THIS

SORT OF THING.

WHAT ARE SO PROGRAMS THAT IWOULD SEE IF I WERE TO GO

THERE.

>> OUR THEME THIS YEAR ISMOBILIZING FOR IMPACT.

SO HOW DO WE THINK ABOUTWHAT PARTNERS SHOULD BE

WORKING TOGETHER TO SOLVEWHICH PROBLEMS.

AND THE PANEL I'LL BEMODERATING IS REALLY FOCUSED

ON NONCOMMUNICABLE DISEASESBECAUSE-- I KNOW.

>> Jon: I DID NOT THINK THATWAS COMING.

>> THAT'S A MOUTHFUL.

>> Jon: NONCOMMUNICABLEDISEASE.

>>IT'S CALLED NCD FOR SHORT.

>> Jon: DOESN'T SEEM THATTHAT MUCH OF A PROBLEM IF

YOU CAN'T CATCH IT.

>> INCREASINGLY NUMBERS OFPEOPLE ARE DYING FROM IT.

>> Jon: LIKE THAT WHAT WOULDTHATEVEN ENTAIL?

>> HEART DISEASE.

>> Jon: IS IT HARD TO TALKTO PEOPLE LIKE ME SOMETIMES.

NONCOMMUNICABLE DISEASE, IDON'T GET IT, WELL, THERE IS

THE NUMBER ONE KILLER OFHUMANS.

>> IT IS, ACTUALLY.

>> Jon: NO, I KNOW.

>> AROUND THE WORLD.

>> Jon: IT'S A TERRIBLETHING.

AND SO EXCEPT FOR IN THEMOST LOW INCOME COUNTRIES,

IT'S NOW THE NUMBER ONE ORNUMBER TWO KILLER IN MUCH OF

THE DEVELOPING WORLD.

>> Jon: BUT NOT IN THENONDEVELOPING WORLD.

>> OH, NO IT ISDEFINITELY-- .

>> Jon: IT'S BAD HERE.

SO WHAT WOULD BE SOME OF THESTRATEGIES THAT THEY'RE

HOPING TO IMPLEMENT.

>> SO ONE OF THE REASONS I'MREALLY EXCITED TO DO THIS IS

IN 2005 MY FATHER AFTER HISQUADRUPLE HEART BY PASS

SURGERY NOT ONLY REALLYCHANGED HIS LIFE, WHICH I'M

GRATEFUL FOR AS A DAUGHTER,BUT HE REACHED OUT TO THE

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATIONAND SAID I WANT TO DO

SOMETHING ABOUT HEARTHEALTH.

WHAT I CAN DO.

AND THEY SAID CHILDHOODOBESITY, NOT WHAT HE WAS

EXPECTING TO HEAR.

AND SO NOW FAST FORWARD TO2013.

THE ALLIANCE FOR A HEALTHIERGENERATION, A PARTNERSHIP

BETWEEN THE CLINTONFOUNDATION AND THE AMERICAN

HEART ASSOCIATION IS NOW THELARGEST ANTI-CHILDHOOD

OBESITY PROGRAM IN THECOUNTRY.

SO WE WORK WITH MORE THAN18,000 SCHOOLS, WE TOUCH

MORE THAN 11.5 MILLION KIDSEVERY DAY THROUGH HEALTHIER

LUNCH PROGRAMS, BETTER FOODIN OUR SNACK MACHINES, NO

FULL CALORIE SODAS IN THEIRSNACK AND SODA MACHINES.

>> Jon: RIGHT.

>> AND SO I WILL BE TALKINGABOUT THE WORK THAT THE

CLINTON FOUNDATION WITHMARGARET CHAN WHO IS THE

DIRECTOR OF THE WHO ANDOTHER LEADERS WHO ARE

THINKING ABOUT WHAT THEY CANAND SHOULD BE DOING AROUND

THE WORLD TO STEM THE TIDEOF OBESITY AND OTHER RISK

FACTORS FOR NCD.

>> Jon: I'VE BEEN WORKING ONSOMETHING LIKE THIS WITH MY

KIDS CALLED GET UP.

>> AND MOVE HOPEFULLY.

>> Jon: GET OFF THE COUCH.

>> AND YOU LEAD OBVIOUSLY.

>> Jon: SO MANYFACTORS ARE STACKED AGAINST

PEOPLE NOW.

BECAUSE OF THE WAY THAT WEPRODUCE FOOD NOW.

IT IS A VERY DIFFICULT WAYTHAN WE PRODUCED IT YEARS

AGO.

AND ISN'T SO MUCH OF HOW WEMANUFACTURE IT PART OF THE

CONCERN.

THE LOW COST, HIGH FRUCTOSEFOOD THAT HELPS TO FEED

PEOPLE, OF LOW INCOME, ALSOHELPS TO GIVE THEM THESE

TYPES OF DIABETES AND HEARTDISEASE.

HOW DO YOU BATTLE-- DON'TYOU HAVE TO BATTLE POVERTY

AT THE SAME TIME YOU'REBATTLING EXERCISE AND THINGS

AND DOESN'T THAT MAKE IT AMUCH MORE COMPLEX AN

DIFFICULT PROBLEM.

>> IT IS COMPLEX.

BUT IT'S ALSO JUST A LOT OFSMALLER PROBLEMS THAT ARE

AGGREGATED TOGETHER WAITINGTO BE BROKEN DOWN.

SO THEN WHAT IS THE ROLE OFTHE PRIVATE SECTOR, WHAT IS

THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENTINCLUDING THE PUBLIC SCHOOL

SYSTEM.

WHAT IS THE ROLE OFORGANIZATIONS LIKE THE

CLINTON FOUNDATION TO BRINGTHOSE DIFFERENT PARTIES

TOGETHER AND PROVE THAT WEREALLY CAN STEM THE TIDE OF

CHILDHOOD OBESITY.

AND MANY OF OUR SCHOOLDISTRICTS, WE HAVE SEEN THAT

THE RATES OF INCREASE HAVESTOPPED.

SO EVEN IF THEY ARE NOT-- .

>> Jon: THEY HAVE STABILIZEDSO WE HOPE TO DECREASE THOSE

NUMBERS SOON.

>> Jon: IT'S A BIG THING TOTAKE ON. IS THIS

ONE OF THOSE THINGS WHEREYOU ARE LOOKING AT THE

CARTER FOUNDATION, LOOK ATTHEM, THEY ERADICATED GUINEA

WORM, WE BETTER GET ON THISTHING LIKE IT'S A

COMPETITION NOW BETWEEN THECARTER FAMILY AND ITS

CLINTON FAMILY.

>> I'M OKAY WITH THATCOMPETITION.

>> Jon: CARTER IS OUT THEREGOING LOOK AT ME, I'M

GETTING RID OF MALARIA ANDYOU ARE LIKE CHILDHOOD

OBESITY.

>> IT'S A GREAT COMPETITION.

I WOULD ALWAYS BE HAPPYTO BE IN THAT RACE.

>> Jon: I THINK THAT WOULDBE A GREAT RACE.

WAS IT DIFFICULT, YOURFATHER HAS BEEN ON THIS

PROGRAM MANY, MANY TIMES.

>> AND HE WANTED ME TO SAYHE'S JEALOUS

I'M HERE AN HE'S NOT.

>> Jon: I DON'T BELIEVETHAT.

>> IT'S TRUE.

I SAW HIM THIS AFTERNOON.

>> Jon: HE'S SO SMART ANDHAS SUCH A COMMAND OF FACTS

THAT I THOUGHT BEING HIS KIDMUST HAVE BEEN LIKE-- HOW DO

YOU WIN AN ARGUMENT WITHTHAT DUDE?

LIKE WHERE IT'S JUST, HE COULDJUST

QUOTE YOU FACTS AND THIS ISWHY YOUR CURFEW IS AT 10,

LIKE YOU COULD NEVER-- DIDYOU EVER FEEL LIKE YOU GOT

THE BETTER OF HIM WHEN YOUWERE YOUNGER?

>> WELL ONE OF MY MOSTFORMATIVE MEMORIES WAS

DURING THE 1986GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION IN

ARKANSAS.

IT WAS A REALLY NASTYELECTION.

>> Jon: RIGHT.

>> AND THERE OBVIOUSLY WERETHREE MEMBERS OF MY FAMILY,

MY MOM, MY DAD AND ME.

AND THERE WAS AN UPCOMINGDEBATE SO IT WAS GOING TO BE

MY FATHER AGAINST HISOPPONENT WITH A MODERATOR.

AND THE THREE OF US OVERMANY EVENINGS AND WEEKENDS

WOULD PLAY DIFFERENT ROLESIN ADVANCE OF THIS DEBATE.

I WOULD HAVE TO PRETEND TOBE MY FATHER'S OPPONENT AND

ARGUE POSITIONS AGAINST HIM.

>> Jon: HOW OLD WERE YOU.

>> I WAS SIX.

I WOULD BE MY FATHER, AND HEWOULD BE HIS OPPONENT.

AND SO YOU KNOW THATJUST-- .

>> Jon: HOW MUCH FUN MUSTTHAT HAVE BEEN AS A

SIX-YEAR-OLD.

>> I WAS TAUGHT TO HOLD MYOWN AT A PRETTY EARLY AGE.

>> Jon: YOU ARE NOTKIDDING.

IF IT WERE MY KIDS THEYWOULD WANT TO HAVE DRESSED

UP LIKE THAT BUT NOT STAYEDWITH IT.

THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN THEEND OF IT.

IN TERMS OF BEING ABLETO-- THEY WORKED IN GOVERNMENT

FOR SO LONG.

THEY STILL WORK INGOVERNMENT.

YOU HAVE CHOSEN TO NOT DOTHAT ROUTE.

IS THERE SOMETHING ABOUTUSING THESE NGOs AND OTHER

MEANS THAT MAYBE WATCHINGSOME OF THEIR FRUSTRATION --

FRUSTRATIONS WITH GOVERNMENTBUREAUCRACY AND THE WAY THE

MECHANISM AND LEVERS OF THATPOWER WORK, THAT LEADS YOU

INTO THIS OTHER DIRECTION,IS IT THAT PURPOSEFUL.

>> IT IS PURPOSEFUL FOR THISPOINT IN MY LIFE.

WHEN I STARTED TO THINKABOUT WHERE I WANTED TO

SPEND MY TIME, INVEST MYENERGY AND I KNEW THAT I

WANTED TO DO SOMETHING INTHE NONPROFIT SECTOR, I

COULDN'T IMAGINE ANORGANIZATION I WANTED TO

WORK WITH MORE THAN THECLINTON FOUNDATION.

AND I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT I'MCOMPLETELY BIASED TOWARDS MY

PARENTS.

BUT I-- .

>> Jon: THE IDEA THAT EVENYOU WANT TO WORK WITH YOUR

PARENTS.

LIKE IF MY KIDS WOULD EVENVISIT ME WHEN THEY GET TO BE

YOUR AGE, LIKE I'LL BE SOEXCITED, LIKE, I JUST THINK

THAT THAT IS NICE THAT YOUWOULDN'T BE LIKE-- YOU

WITHOUT REBEL AND BE LIKETHAT'S IT.

>> I TRIED TO CARE ABOUTDIFFERENT THINGS.

I SPENT A LOT OF TIMEWORKING IN THE PRIVATE

SECTOR.

AND I TRIED REALLY HARD TOWANT TO DENOMINATE SUCCESS

IN MY LIFE DIFFERENTLY THANMY PARENTS BECAUSE I THINK

MOST KIDS PROBABLY DON'TWANT TO GROW UP AND FEEL

LIKE THEY DEFAULTED INTOWHATEVER THEIR PARENTS HAVE

DONE, THOSE THAT HAVE BEENREALLY THE GALVANIZING ROLE

MODELS IN THEIR LIVES.

BUT ULTIMATELY I DID REALLYCARE ABOUT WHAT MY PARENTS

CARED ABOUT.

AND THAT'S WHAT I WANTED TOWORK ON.

>> Jon: THAT'S WHY YOU ARE AGOOD KID.

>> I'M STILL TRYING TO MAKEMY PARENTS PROUD.

>> Jon: THAT'S NICE.

I SHOULD DO THAT.

>> I BET YOU DO EVERY NIGHT.

>> Jon: WE'LL TALKAFTERWARDS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMINGBY TODAY.

>> THANK YOU.

>> Jon: PLEASE TELL YOUR POPAND YOUR MOM I SAID HEY.

CHELSEA CLINTON, EVERYBODY.

>> THANK YOU.

(APPLAUSE)

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