Current TV is replacing one unapologetic liberal host with another.
On the heels of an ugly split with political pundit Keith Olbermann the San Francisco-based cable channel co-founded by Al Gore has hired Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom to host a new weekly show.
"The Gavin Newsom Show" will be an hour-long weekly program that features the former San Francisco mayor interviewing movers and shakers from Silicon Valley and Hollywood.
"Gavin Newsom is a courageous leader who has boldly seized every opportunity to create positive
social change," Al Gore in a statement Wednesday. "First as a successful entrepreneur, then in his role as Mayor of San Francisco, and now as Lieutenant Governor, Newsom touches many worlds – business, politics, entertainment and activism. We are honored that Current TV will be bringing his curiosity, intelligence, insights and enthusiasm to television.”
The show will have a distinct California flavor to it and it will begin airing in May.