the news today, how does this phrase sound to you? Ambassador caroline kennedy? We saw her as the president's daughter with the irrepressible smile. Could she be representing america in japan? Abc's... See More
the news today, how does this phrase sound to you? Ambassador caroline kennedy? We saw her as the president's daughter with the irrepressible smile. Could she be representing america in japan? Abc's david muir with the late-breaking story. Reporter: Abc news learned the white house has talked with caroline kennedy. The white house wouldn't comment today, but we got a hint from caroline kennedy herself that she'd be willing when we sat down with her a long time ago. Reporter: Abc news learned the white house has talked with caroline kennedy about the idea of becoming the u.S. Ambassador to japan. The president is expected to nominate her for the post and we've learned she's expressed a willingness to accept it. A post we asked her about when we sat down with her just two -- a couple weeks ago. I'm just curious what does ambassador kennedy sound like to you? Something you're interested in? I have supported this president since early days. That would be great. Nobody has asked me so you know just have to see what happens. R. But you'd be open to it? Yeah, I would be open to all kinds of things. caroline kennedy's political aspirations. The daughter of jfk, her childhood images, now iconic. That talk reaching a fever pitch not long after she campaigned for president obama during his first presidential campaign, sharing the stage with oprah. What did you learn from that and did you close the door in your mind or are you still open to it? It was actually a great two-week experience that everyone's still askme about. and I admire peoplwho do that. So, well see what happens. Reporter: Before his death her brother, jfk jr had never ruled out completely running for office. Tonight, the focus again on caroline as she awaits a call from the president. How are you? Reporter: In the meantime, focused on her new book, a collection of poems. Remembering the little girl looking to impress another president reciting that first poem to her father. I was about three and I do remember reciting it for my father. Reporter: And you still can hear to this day the applause when little caroline -- yes, little caroline, still, you know, hoping to get that reaction. Caroline kennedy is 55 now. A lawyer, an author and she quietly volunteers in new york's public schools. One of her more recent project, helping students with their college applications. She goes on visits to college campuses, but very soon her travels could take her to japan. Stay tuned. Thanks, david. And today in aorado courtroom, james holmes, the
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