NBC backing out of Clinton miniseries

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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2013, file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks about Syria in the South Court Auditorium on the White House Complex in Washington. The filmmaker who was making a documentary about Hillary Clinton for CNN says he is backing out of the project because few people would cooperate with him. Charles Ferguson wrote in a column posted on Huffington Post Monday that he concluded he couldn't make much of a film. He said that of more than 100 people he approached, only two who had dealt with the former of secretary of state agreed to speak on camera. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2013, file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks about Syria in the South Court Auditorium on the White House Complex in Washington. The filmmaker who was making a documentary about Hillary Clinton for CNN says he is backing out of the project because few people would cooperate with him. Charles Ferguson wrote in a column posted on Huffington Post Monday that he concluded he couldn't make much of a film. He said that of more than 100 people he approached, only two who had dealt with the former of secretary of state agreed to speak on camera. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC says it is pulling the plug on its planned miniseries about Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The network's announcement on Monday came only a few hours after a filmmaker who was making a documentary about Clinton for CNN said he was abandoning the project because few people would cooperate with him.

NBC issued a statement that it would no longer continue developing the planned four-hour miniseries, with Diane Lane starring as the former secretary of state. The network gave no reason for the decision.

The miniseries was announced by NBC Entertainment officials this summer, and some NBC News employees actively opposed it.

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