POLITICS
04/23/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Condoleezza Rice Going On "Tonight Show With Jay Leno" March 24

Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. Secretary of State, will appear on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Tuesday, March 24. According to an NBC press release, Rice will be discussing "her years of high-profile public service, and her new areas of focus following the Presidency of George W. Bush."

Read the full press release below.

BURBANK, CALIF. -- March 23, 2009 -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is scheduled to stop by "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" " (Monday - Friday, 11:35 p.m. - 12:37 a.m. ET on NBC) on Tuesday, March 24 to discuss her years of high-profile public service, and her new areas of focus following the Presidency of George W. Bush.

Rice was the first woman National Security Advisor and the first African-American woman to be appointed U.S. Secretary of State. She served in the Bush administration from January 20, 2001 to January 20, 2009 and was a champion for the expansion of democratic government and women's empowerment. Her work earned her inclusion in Time magazine's list of the "World's 100 Most Influential People" four times, while in 2004 and 2005 she was ranked as the "Most Powerful Woman in the World" by Forbes magazine (coming in second in 2006 to Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany).

"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" is from Big Dog Productions in association with Universal Media Studios. Debbie Vickers is the executive producer.

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Tracy St.Pierre, NBC Entertainment Publicity