Highlights from TV Week’s interview with Tucker Carlson:
The Insider: What is this man thinking?
Tucker Carlson: I’m a reckless man
T.I.: No, you’re shameless.
T.C.: I couldn’t resist. It was so weird. I just thought: “Dancing
With the Stars”? I literally could not resist.
T.I.: Okay, but you’re in the same group as Jerry Springer. Preceding
you last year was Giselle Fernandez. Does the company you’re keeping
bother you at all?
T.C.: Noooo. I work in a medium that has a lot of foolish people in
it. I share the bandwidth with Nancy Grace. I don’t think that demeans
me. Or maybe it does. I don’t care. I’m not insecure about that. …
T.I.: So you’re not going to concede any moments when you thought,
“Maaaaybe I shouldn’t do this?”
T.C.: It’s always good to do stuff you’ve never done. “Dancing With
the Stars” is an adventure. I don’t really think everything through,
in terms of my career or anything like that. This is basically like
sky-diving. I’ll do that. …
T.I.: I’m playing parent. If your friends said they were going to jump
off a cliff, would you jump off a cliff?
T.C.: Yeah, I probably would. If I thought there was a chance I’d
survive and it would be interesting, I would probably do it. I think
you should collect as many experiences as you can.
T.I.: At any point, did you say to yourself, “I forfeit all my rights
to be taken seriously”?
T.C.: Oh, no. No-o-o. I don’t think I have anything to prove. You
know, I missed the first two weeks of rehearsal because I was in
The Los Angeles Times’ Scott Collins also takes a look at Tucker’s decision to dance.