Alec Baldwin says he's thinking of running for mayor of New York, but not until he learns more about the job.
In a wide-ranging interview, the 53-year-old actor says he's talking with two top universities about enrolling in a master's program in politics and government. He says he wants to better understand what the fiscal imperatives of the mayor's job are.
He says running in 2013 also is impossible because he's obligated to complete the current season of "30 Rock."
He says he plans to establish a permanent city residence before running. His legal residence is Amagansett, Long Island. He has owned a Manhattan apartment for two decades.