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TODAY   |  May 30, 2013

Bill Clinton in 1993: Female president imminent

Amid speculation over whether Hillary Clinton will make a 2016 bid for the White House, NBC’s Tom Brokaw takes a look back at a 1993 interview with then-President Bill Clinton, who said he believed a woman would be president “in my lifetime.”

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>> let's turn to the special i mentioned a few moments ago that premieres. this is a beautiful opportunity. you get to walk through the nbc news archives and kind of update and reflect on some of these moments. i want to play an interview you did with president clinton back in 1993 . take a look.

>> how long do you think it'll be, mr. president, before there's a first husband.

>> not long. not long. i think a woman will be elected president probably in my lifetime. i certainly hope that one will have a chance to run. i think that, you know, people are in this country are increasingly moving to the position that everybody ought to be able to fulfill their abilities.

>> that's a priceless piece of videotape.

>> 1993 , the first year in office. and you saw the rapt attention mrs. clinton was paying to all of that. it's amazing when you stop to think about. all they've been through, 1993 , 20 years ago, and they're still at the top of the attention span in this country. no more prominent politician than bill clinton than what he's doing with the global initiative. and the big question is, is she going to run when '16 rolls around?

>> you must have had a great time strolling through the archiv archives.

>> well, it's a great opportunity. the military channel is part of discovery and said we'd like to open the brokaw files. we've got a lot of stuff to put on the air. i was honored for 48 hours , went off the deck on an f-14 over afghanistan and came back. looking forward to that.

>> and you can catch "the brokaw files" tonight at 10:00