The 53-year-old Emmy-winning actor, who has made no secret of his New York political aspirations, is working with New York public radio station WNYC on an interview show that will be available via podcast starting Oct. 24.
The first interview posted will be with actor Michael Douglas, who talks about watching “Glee” with his young daughter. Other interviews to follow will be with Republican campaign strategist Ed Rollins, reality-show celebrity Kris Kardashian Jenner, comic Chris Rock, actress Kathleen Turner, author Erica Jong and veteran talk-show host Dick Cavett, WNYC said Thursday.
Baldwin said that he's been exploring other things to do, knowing that his small-screen life as crazed corporate executive Jack Donaghy on “30 Rock” is heading toward its end.
Baldwin has won Emmys for his comic portrayal of a TV network boss. He said he likes to use his spare time to satisfy the need to do other things.
His mixture of guests on the radio show will take in several fields, although he leans toward fellow entertainers. Baldwin said he's particularly interested in talking with show-biz veterans about the directions their careers have taken and how they keep the juices flowing.
The Long Island native has long been involved in politics and said earlier this month he would not rule out a run for New York mayor once is TV show has ended.
He's an admitted “public radio junkie” who has filled in on the air for New York's WNYC and also helped with fund drives. After his on-air work as a substitute host for Kurt Andersen, both Baldwin and WNYC were interested in doing something more, said Dean Cappello, senior vice president for programming at New York public radio.
His contract on his television show 30 Rock ends next year after its 6th season. My guess is he will stay for one more year (don't you have to go seven seasons to go into syndication?).