The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur said in a conference call on Tuesday that he was excited about his new show on Current TV, which would be open, honest, aggressive, and fun.
“It is a true home for independent television and for progressives all across the country,” he said.
The show will air weeknights in the 7 p.m. ET hour prior to Countdown with Keith Olbermann. It is expected to launch in the fourth quarter of 2011.
“We’re in the fun business and we’re going to do it with a smile on our face, and we’re going to bring all the different strong progressives throughout the country to this show. It’s going to be a gathering place for progressives to meet and discuss the issues of the day, and I think it’s going to be a really exciting show and I couldn’t be more excited to do it with this great group of people.”
“I mean, for a progressive to have Joel Hyatt and Al Gore as your bosses and to have Keith Olbermann as your colleague, it doesn’t get any better than that.”
After leaving MSNBC in July, Uygur explained that the network “didn’t want to challenge power.”
David Bohrman, President of Current TV, said the network plans to have an entire broadcast day full of personalities.
‘We are going to transform the network into political news commentary and analysis, and you’re seeing it start.”