NEW YORK -- Billy Bush is returning to TV three years after being fired by NBC due to the infamous "Access Hollywood" tape. And he hopes to use the experience in his new job.
Bush begins Monday as host of the revamped pop culture news show, "Extra." He was just hired as host on the "Today" show when tape emerged during the 2016 presidential campaign of him laughing to lewd remarks made by Donald Trump 11 years earlier.
Trump was elected president. Bush lost his job.
In making a pitch to interview celebrities who have gone through a tough time, Bush says he cites his own experience in the media maelstrom as evidence that he can offer a sympathetic ear.