Former Mich. governor to host Current TV talk show

October 12, 2011 - 2:00 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm will host a new nightly prime-time political talk show on Current TV, the network said Wednesday.

"The War Room with Jennifer Granholm" will premiere in January at 9 p.m. Eastern time, following "Countdown with Keith Olbermann."

Granholm, a Democrat, was the first woman to be elected governor in Michigan and served two terms beginning in 2003. She is a contributor to NBC's "Meet the Press," and recently co-authored "A Governor's Story: The Fight for Jobs and America's Economic Future" with her husband, Dan Mulhern. In the book they focus on how the changes forced on Michigan can be examples of what the nation must do to compete in a global economy.

Granholm and Mulhern are now both teaching at the University of California at Berkeley.

The network said Granholm's show will originate from its San Francisco headquarters and feature commentary by political insiders, opinion leaders and newsmakers.

In addition to campaign updates and political headlines, the show will introduce viewers to the new faces of 2012 — political up-and-comers likely to gain prominence on the political scene in the year ahead.

Last month, Current announced that online talk-show host Cenk Uygur will bring his show, "The Young Turks," to its prime-time lineup by year's end. "The Young Turks" is scheduled to air at 7 p.m. Eastern.

Current began re-building its prime-time slate with last June's premiere of Olbermann's show, which had previously aired on MSNBC.

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