Former MSNBC Host Cenk Uyger Lands at Another Cable Net

Sep 20, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Following his stint at MSNBC, Cenk Uyger has found another TV home, reports TVNewser.com. Uyger will bring his Web show "The Young Turks" to Current TV, where it will fill the 7 p.m. ET timeslot beginning later this year.

Uyger’s show will be the lead-in to “Countdown with Keith Olbermann.”

In a statement, Current TV president David Bohrman said, “Cenk and ‘The Young Turks’ are unlike anything on TV now. ‘The Young Turks’ on Current will be a really fresh take on politics and pop culture. All of the Young Turks will offer a range of perspectives. Cenk is the perfect host to drive a multi-screen experience for today’s tech-savvy, social media-minded audience, and he has an inherent understanding of how to engage, mobilize, entertain and enlighten this new kind of news viewer.”

Said Uyger: “Current is the perfect home for our show. We wanted to be in a place that is both independent and truly progressive, not owned and encumbered by a media conglomerate. Does it get any better for a progressive than working where Al Gore and Joel Hyatt are your bosses, and Keith Olbermann is your colleague? It’s an honor to be the lead-in program for Keith Olbermann. Add to that we will work with David Bohrman, who has been creating unique and great television programming for decades. His vision for Current is exactly in line with ours.”

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