The Young Turks Hit the Road in Election Show for Fusion

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Cenk Uygur

The series will explore politics at college campuses around the country.

The Young Turks are bringing their political purview to Fusion next fall. 

The politics-focused online news network will host a weekly series tied to the general election. The currently untitled show will see TYT personalities Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola travel to college campuses around the country to focus on the issues that matter to young people. 

The series, which is set to premiere Sept. 5 and will air for 12 weeks, will shoot in front of a live audience and feature other TYT personalities including Cenk Uygur, Jimmy Dore, Ben Mankiewicz, Hannah Cranston and Kim Horcher. 

"Fusion's goal is to continue elevating the issues that matter to this diverse, emerging generation of young people," said Fusion content chief Daniel Eilemberg. "The Young Turks and their distinct, passionate voices will be a valuable addition to our coverage of this unconventional and consequential election cycle." 

Added TYT chief business officer Steve Oh: "This election cycle has greatly energized millennials, who have long embraced digital outlets like The Young Turks for their news. Fusion will bring The Young Turks to TV and in person in a way that speaks to our digitally-native audience." 

TYT began as a liberal talk show on Sirius in 2002 and over the last 14 years has expanded into a full-fledged online network with 2.9 million YouTube subscribers and more than 3 billion total views. The move to cable network Fusion marks the return of TYT to television. Uygur hosted a weeknight program on CurrentTV from 2011 until its sale to Al Jazeera in 2013. 

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