The weekly program, to be called "The Gavin Newsom Show," will feature "notables from Silicon Valley, Hollywood and beyond." The lieutenant governor will be keeping his day job (good move), and his salary will be donated to charity. Current has been bringing on several notable political names, such as former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm and former NY Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who recently replaced Keith Oolbermann. Newsom, who would seem to have higher ambitions than being California's LT, has hosted a local radio call-in show, so he has some sense of the process. From the press release:
"Gavin Newsom is a courageous leader who has boldly seized every opportunity to create positive social change," commented Current TV Chairman and former Vice President Al Gore in a statement. "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."