Chelsea Clinton, with an ‘exclusive’ on her hands. (LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS)

Eager to find out how the cub reporter handled herself in her first outing, I rang up Dove. And got nowhere. “I would love to give you any details but I’ve got to follow [NBC’s] procedure,” said Dove.

What procedure would that be? Well, said Dove, NBC has an “exclusive” and cannot allow any media access to the subject of its exclusive until it’s ready. The tension!