Gavin Newsom to Host Current TV Show

Lt. gov. will be featured on the Al Gore run production.

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    Jeff Minton for The New York Times - Used With Permission
    Former San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom is Current TV's newest host.

    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.