Actor Tom Selleck

Originally aired on May 16, 2011

Emmy-winning TV icon talks about his return to the small screen in the CBS hit Blue Bloods and in his latest Jesse Stone installment.

Magnum, P.I. made Tom Selleck a TV icon and earned him an Emmy. He went on to guest star in such TV hits as Friends and Las Vegas, make films, including Three Men and a Baby and its sequel, and appear on Broadway. He also moved behind the camera as exec producer, with credits that include the Jesse Stone franchise. The Detroit native was raised in L.A., where he attended USC on a basketball scholarship. He co-founded the Character Counts! coalition and is a board member of the NRA. Selleck currently stars in the CBS drama series Blue Bloods.
  • melany a

    i’d like to make a copy of the quote Tavis read on the Tom Selleck episode from Calvin Coolidge — any chance you can send to me or direct me where to find it.

    I absolutely love his show. i watch it nightly. and tape when i can’t watch it live.

  • Tondra

    you read a quote last night about perserverence…….can you please send me that quote or tell me where to find it. thanks.

  • Staff

    Thank you, Tondra and Melany A., for your interest. We published the quote here: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/tavissmiley/blogs/staff-guest-blog/quoting-calvin-coolidge-%E2%80%98press-on%E2%80%99/.

    ~Staff

  • kelly

    This is one of the best Tom Selleck interviews I’ve seen. He was very open and comfortable. Really nice job Tavis.

  • Veena

    Here is the quote. “Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” – Calvin Coolidge

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