Abbott discussed on Fresh Air

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I mean, it's something you really have to think about now. You have different kinds of decisions, and you just have a different place in the world. Yeah, well, you know, I have a big large family to take care of, so I'm taking care of my family with the power part. I don't know. I'm still examining that, examining what that means for me. I don't know how much I've liked the idea of that, but that doesn't mean it's not the case. So a lot of times it's about how I can be a good leader, how I can hopefully continue to maintain a positive work environment on Abbott, you know, there's somewhere close to 300 people who work on the show. I want to continue to be a good leader of this group that something I have to do and maintain a good work environment. And it's also about, I guess, so far it's about managing. You know, what to do with this new found attention, you know, for instance, one of the decisions that we made as a group with the studio and the network was instead of marketing the show. We're doing well, right? And hopefully I don't regret this, but we're doing well. We have very good ratings. People are watching the show. It was like, well, how about we put this marketing money towards something else? And we chose to put the marketing money towards supplies for teachers. And it's about being able to make those kind of decisions that really excite me. Things that can really materially help people. And I think other than that, you know, I've been prepared for this for a long time. And so I'm just going to keep doing what I have been doing. Well, congratulations on the series. And I just want to say, you know, somebody who got fired after 6 weeks teaching 8th grade. I have such respect and I'm in such awe of teachers who really know how to do it. And who create safe, respectful environments for their students, where their students can really thrive and learn. And I'm grateful to you not only for providing a.

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