Lawrence O'Donnell, Jr. is a political analyst, journalist, actor, producer, writer and host of The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, a weeknight MSNBC opinion and news program. He was an Emmy Award-winning producer and writer for the NBC series The West Wingand creator and executive producer of the NBC series, Mister Sterling. He's also an occasional actor, appearing as a recurring supporting character of the HBO series Big Love, portraying a lawyer. He began his career as an aide to U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and was Staff Director for the Senate Finance Committee.
Q: What’s the most significant risk you’ve taken professionally?
Lawrence: Not going to law school.