Conservative speak radio host Mark Levin is getting his personal weekly program on Fox News, he informed CNN in an interview Tuesday morning shortly earlier than the community introduced the information.
The present, which Levin mentioned can be referred to as “Life, Liberty & Levin,” will launch in late February and can air Sundays at 10 p.m.
“I was approached and it was very enticing,” Levin informed CNN. “The format will be long-form interview, where we discuss philosophy, history, economics and the constitution as they relate to current events and the state of the nation.”
Levin mentioned this system would characteristic friends who’re “not necessarily prominent people but people who are consequential in various fields.”
Conservative information heavyweight Matt Drudge first broke the information of Levin’s present on Twitter Tuesday morning. Drudge beforehand additionally broke the information that Laura Ingraham, herself a radio host and longtime Fox News contributor, would get her personal present in September. Fox News formally introduced Levin’s present about inside an hour of Drudge’s tweet.
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The present will fill a void in Fox News’ Sunday primetime line up. The slot Levin is filling had been one thing of an afterthought for the community, which has been replaying its Sunday morning information present “Fox News Sunday” hosted by Chris Wallace at the moment.
Levin, a former official in President Ronald Reagan’s Justice Department, will proceed to host his long-running day by day syndicated radio program “The Mark Levin Show.” Levin mentioned he can even proceed his present “Levin TV” on the conservative streaming channel CRTV. Saying each would proceed, Levin joked that he “never sleeps” and already works seven days per week.
Levin has additionally written seven books, most just lately “Rediscovering Americanism and the Tyranny of Progessivism,” which was launched earlier this 12 months.
Drudge additionally reported in his Tuesday tweet that Levin just lately met with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on the White House. Levin confirmed the conferences, saying he had lunch with Pence after which stopped in to say whats up to Trump.
“I had lunch with the vice president at his request just to say hi, and then I was invited to say hello to the president briefly, which is exactly what I did,” Levin mentioned.
In Fox’s official announcement of the present, President of Programming Suzanne Scott mentioned, “Mark’s pbadion for the principles found in the Constitution and success in talk radio has made him a distinct figure in the media landscape. We look forward to adding this spirited program to our weekend lineup.”
Levin added in a press release, “I am honored to join FOX News, a network I have enjoyed appearing on as a guest for quite some time. As a proud citizen of the United States, I am delighted to share the significance of American values with such a wide audience and look forward to engaging with important guests about crucial topics.”
CNNMoney (New York) First revealed November 21, 2017: 11:34 AM ET