California’s Gavin Newsom Gets His Own TV Show
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is likely the only public official who’s currently hosting a national television program while still in office.
Plenty of pols land TV deals once they leave office. But California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is likely the only public official who’s currently hosting a national television program while still serving in the government. The Gavin Newsom Show premiered last month on Current TV. The weekly hour-long talk show features discussions on public policy as well as arts, entertainment and design. The former mayor of San Francisco -- where Current TV is based -- joins a network that already features former governors Jennifer Granholm of Michigan and Eliot Spitzer of New York as hosts. Newsom says his paycheck is going to charity, and he won’t be using any state resources for the program, which he says will complement his efforts to promote California. Newsom, who was hired shortly after the network dismissed host Keith Olbermann, is no stranger to the media. While mayor, he hosted a talk show on San Francisco radio station KNEW.
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