Barney Frank’s Plans for the Future

BY Paul Solman  January 3, 2013 at 11:33 AM EDT

In an exit interview that aired Dec. 26, economic correspondent Paul Solman spoke with Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., who retired from Congress at the end of his term in January 2013.

In the last of our series of interview outtakes with Frank, Paul Solman asks him what he plans to do in the future.


Full Transcript:

Paul Solman: What are you going to do next?

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Barney Frank: I’m going to write two books, I hope, one on liberalism, one on the history of the gay rights movement, give lectures for pay, do some TV commentary, and I hope teach.

Paul Solman: And you’re in “Fiorello,” off-Broadway, the musical?

Barney Frank: A producer of a revival of “Fiorello,” a friend of mine, knows that was my favorite show. I know all the lyrics. And I was asked if I’d do a walk-on and I was glad to do that.

Paul Solman: And “Entourage,” TV … what’s the connection to Ari Gold?

Barney Frank: No. I have no connection to “Entourage.” The mistake there is that the agent Ari Gold in “Entourage,” some people think, is modeled after Ari Emanuel, the agent who runs William Morris Endeavor. I signed up with his agency so the connection is just the “Agents Named Ari” category on “Jeopardy.”

Paul Solman frequently answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news on his Making Sen$e page.