Bill Clinton on tap for Elvis Costello talk show

Mon Jul 7, 2008 2:48pm EDT
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By Etan Vlessing

TORONTO (Hollywood Reporter) - Former president and saxophonist Bill Clinton will be featured in an episode of the new Elvis Costello-hosted talk/music series set to air on the Sundance Channel in the United States.

Clinton, Lou Reed, Tony Bennett and Elton John are the subjects of the first four episodes of "Spectacle: Elvis Costello With ...," which will debut on December 3.

The show will also air on CTV in Canada and Channel 4 in the U.K.

Clinton will not perform on the sax during his one-on-one session with Costello, but will instead talk about how music shaped his early career aspirations and White House tenure.

Clinton and Elton John, whose company is among the show's producers, have collaborated extensively on AIDS fundraising, prompting the former president's involvement.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

<p>Former President Bill Clinton speaks during a "Get Out The Vote" rally in Lexington, Kentucky, May 19, 2008. REUTERS/Frankie Steele</p>