Ex-pol Thompson to deliver daily radio address


Actor and former presidential candidate Fred Thompson is getting his own radio show.

Westwood One said Monday that "The Fred Thompson Show" will debut March 2, replacing "The Radio Factor With Bill O'Reilly," which ends its six-year run Feb. 27. O'Reilly announced his decision to step down this month, saying the workload for his radio and TV duties had become too much.

On his show, the former U.S. senator will share his views on politics, topical issues and pop- culture stories as well as conduct guest interviews and take listener calls. The two-hour show, broadcast from Westwood One studios in Washington, will air live from noon-2 p.m. weekdays.

Thompson most recently co-starred in NBC's "Law & Order" and HBO's "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee." (partialdiff)