California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom Headlines New Weekly Series On Current TV

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April 18th, 2012

via press release:




'The Gavin Newsom Show,' Debuting in May, To Be Executive Produced By Former CNN Worldwide Producer Mia Haugen


New York, April 18, 2012 – Gavin Newsom, the sitting Lieutenant Governor of California, will launch a weekly show for Current TV called “The Gavin Newsom Show” beginning in May.


The hour-long talk show will have a decidedly California touch as Newsom interviews notables from Silicon Valley, Hollywood and beyond.   “The Gavin Newsom Show” will be executive produced by Mia Haugen a former executive at The Street, Forbes and CNN.


“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.  “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.”


Gavin Newsom was elected as the 49th Lieutenant Governor of the State of California on November 2, 2010. His top priorities are economic development and job creation, improving access to higher education, and maintaining California’s environmental leadership.  In 2011, Newsom worked with a variety of stakeholders to create a comprehensive economic blueprint for the state of California.  Newsom came from a successful background in the private sector, starting 17 small businesses and creating more than 1,000 jobs, and local government, having served as both Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco and, before that, as a County Supervisor.


Before joining Current to executive produce “The Gavin Newsom Show,”MiaHaugen was Executive Producerat TheStreet, a Top Ten rated business and financial news site. Previously, Haugen spent three years as Managing Editor at Forbes, where she focused on growing video content as well as expanding multimedia content. Prior to her time with Forbes, Haugen spent more than a decade running business news at CNN Worldwide.  Haugen is a graduate of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communications.


For more information, exclusive videos, and conversations about “The Gavin Newsom Show,” go to Fans can join the conversation on Facebook or Google+, and they can follow “The Gavin Newsom Show” on Twitter @GavinOnCurrent.


  • Rex

    Can’t wait for his monologue!

  • Hillbilly

    I’ll give Current TV credit for trying to create a watchable network. Don’t know if they will succeed, but an A for effort. With CNN’s dismal numbers of late, Current TV could beat them in the near future.

  • AppleStinx

    Well, that’s Gavin fulfilling his destiny of becoming a media superstar in a most prestigious vehicle, kind of trailing ex-wife Kimberly in such pursuit.

  • RJ

    How can he be the Lieutenant Governor and have a show? No wonder California is in the crapper.

  • city kitty

    Kimberly is awesome on The Five.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Hillbilly: >>> I’ll give Current TV credit for trying to create a watchable network. Don’t know if they will succeed, but an A for effort. With CNN’s dismal numbers of late, Current TV could beat them in the near future. <<<

    I think if Current TV, or as I call it, "Abhorrent TV," EVER beats CNN it will be in the FAR DISTANT future.

    As CTV is now, they may as well adopt the slogan. "We're AIR America…on Television!"

  • Bill Clinton

    Do people actually watch that garbage channel?

  • Charles

    Yes Bill, people do actually watch. However, if you stand for starving children, throw away grandparents, corporate socialism paid by average schmucks, paying state taxes to a corporation and the state allows the corporation to keep your tax money, paying trillions of dollars to a military so that they can protect the shipping channels of the oil barons for free, the fed losing trillions of dollars and can’t say where it is, paying the health care costs for poorly regulated industry that emits poisons that cause cancer and other medical maladies, a congress that will destroy the postal service and thousands of American jobs because they implemented a rule that they must fund their retirement plan for 75 years in the future knowing this is unnecessary and will bankrupt them..thereby letting the vulture capitalist move in and make the postal service a for-profit company raising the now great deal of a 40something cent stamp to perhaps a buck or two while paying workers minimum wage(good chance they’ll be tempted to steal your mail like other third world counties), oh Bill, I could go on and on, but I know you don’t care. You obviously are more concerned with ‘winning’ as if politics and media should be a competition between two sides. This is great and even fun for a ball game, but it is counterproductive to be on the pep team for one side or the other when many people can see we are quickly becoming a third world country.

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