President Obama's favorite speechwriter, Jon Favreau, is leaving the White House on March 1. Some speculate that the 31-year-old will head to Hollywood to try his hand at writing for the movies.
There's a long tradition of political types becoming entertainment types. We talk to Marty Kaplan, who worked as a speechwriter for Walter Mondale before moving West, where he had a successful run as a writer and producer.
Correction: An earlier version of this story said Favreau was heading to Hollywood to try his hand at screenwriting. He has not formally announced his career plans after leaving the White House.