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Thursday, March 6, 2003
Bill Clinton on '60 Minutes'

No, you were not dreaming as you watched the CBSí "Early Show" Thursday morning. The unlikely dream team of Bill Clinton and Bob Dole is officially joining "60 Minutes," at least temporarily.

Former President Clinton says, "We're doing Ď60 Minutesí because we're too old for 'Survivor' or 'Star Search.'

"60 Minutes" creator Don Hewitt tells "Extra" that for ten weeks beginning this Sunday, the political powerhouses will match wits and wisdom in a civilized, two-minute "point-counterpoint" segment. Hewitt says, "Nobody wants them to be anything other than what they are and what they are is pretty damn good television."

After losing to Clinton in 1996, Dole left politics and started pitching products like Pepsi and Viagra, so it's not surprising that he would jump at the chance to shine in the "60 Minutes" spotlight. Dole jokes, "When you're out of work, you take it."

While Clinton will reportedly make a million dollars at "60 Minutes," Hewitt insists neither man is doing this for the money. Hewitt says, "I'm sure that Bill Clinton could make a lot more money playing the sax on an afternoon talk show. That's not his style, he's not going to do it."

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