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Jimmy Kimmel, PCV

Jimmy Kimmel, PCV

  Thanks to a ‘heads up’ from David Jarmul who writes Not Exactly Retired — JCoyne •   Jimmy Kimmel, PCV by djarmul Should Jimmy Kimmel join the Peace Corps? That’s what Rep. Joe Kennedy III jokingly encouraged on Wednesday when he appeared as a guest on the comedian’s late-night show. The exchange was light-hearted but highlighted how little many Americans know about the Peace Corps, and how even fewer regard it as something they might do themselves. Kimmel opened by asking Kennedy about his famous relatives, then switched to his volunteer service in the Dominican Republic. “What goes on in the Peace Corps?” Kimmel asked with a smile. “Do they come to your house and they take you to another country?” “No, you actually have to get on a plane,” replied Kennedy. “That’s the ‘volunteer’ part.” The Massachusetts Democrat went on to describe the Peace Corps as “an organization close to my heart [that] . . .

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