Washington (AP) -- Actor Fred Thompson is giving up his role as a prosecutor on the TV series "Law & Order," perhaps for a run at the White House.
The show's creator and executive producer Dick Wolf says Thompson asked for his release Wednesday. Wolf says the former Tennessee Senator told him he "has not made a firm decision about his political future," but the show's production schedule would create constraints.
Thompson has yet to announce he's seeking the Republican Presidential Nomination, but GOP officials with knowledge of his plans say he'll make his first formal campaign move soon. He's expected to establish an exploratory committee in the coming days, a move that would allow Thompson to hire a staff and begin fundraising.
(Copyright 2007 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.