Meghan McCain Spills on Her New Talk Show

5:00 AM PST 05/16/2013 by Alex Ben Block
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Meghan McCain

The host of upstart network Pivot's "Raising McCain" on shunning political labels and dealing with sexy text messages.

This story first appeared in the May 24 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

The new Pivot cable channel's mission might be to entertain and encourage social activism, but its founders say it won't have a political point of view. That was an attraction for Meghan McCain, the 28-year-old daughter of GOP Sen. John McCain, who is producing and hosting an issues-based show on the network.

"My generation doesn't need labels and boxes in the way earlier generations did," says McCain. "It's OK to be fiscally conservative and socially liberal." Pivot has ordered an initial 10 episodes of Raising McCain that will feature her interviews with politicians and celebrities -- even her famous father.

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"Everything is being drawn from my own life," says McCain. "I'm struggling. I don't know if I want to get married or have kids. I don't know what to do when a guy sends a sexy text message. You want to be with the times, but I'm pretty conservative when it comes to things like that."

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