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MediaBuzz, the new one-hour live weekend program hosted by the former CNN commentator, will debut on the cable news network on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 11 a.m. ET, Fox News Channel’s executive vp Michael Clemente announced Monday.
Fox News Channel touts that the program “will focus on the state of the news media in addition to the media’s shaping of current events and their role in politics while also featuring interviews with leading journalists and commentators.” Daily Download editor in chief Lauren Ashburn will be a contributor.
“I’m really going to value your input here as we get MediaBuzz up and running on Sept. 8; I’ll be doing a lot online as well,” Kurtz tweeted following the announcement.
Kurtz came under fire in May for a Daily Beast story suggesting NBA player Jason Collins hadn’t disclosed he’d been engaged to a woman when he came out as gay in a Sports Illustrated story. (Collins actually had mentioned his engagement in his story.) The backlash led to Kurtz parting ways with The Daily Beast, where he was the Washington bureau chief.
On June 20, Fox News Channel announced that Kurtz would be joining the family. His final appearance came on June 30 on CNN, where he had hosted Reliable Sources since 1998. In July, Kurtz officially made his Fox News Channel debut.
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