In our previous story we had questioned whether any US network would dare to touch the new TV talk show being launched by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Well, the Kremlin-affiliated RT network has no such hesitation.
RT – originally known as Russia Today – announced that it will air the interview series “The World Tomorrow” by Assange. It is scheduled to launch in March.
According to RT, Assange “will engage with ten key political players, thinkers and revolutionaries – figures who in the author’s opinion will be shaping the political agenda of tomorrow.”
The WikiLeaks founder is filming the series from his house arrest in the UK, as he battles in court to prevent his extradition to face sexual assault charges in Sweden.
“We’re proud to host Julian Assange’s new project. RT has rallied a global audience of open-minded people who don’t take things around them for granted. Our viewers are open to the discussions that will be presented at Julian’s show on our channel,” RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan said.
RBR-TVBR observation: Hmmm. Does the Worldwide Church of God still own the US rights to the TV program name “The World Tomorrow,” which for so many decades featured the late Herbert W. Armstrong?
That legal question aside, watching RT can be quite entertaining. Its quirky, sometimes off the wall take on US news events can make you think you’re watching a challenger to Comedy Central, not a channel which fancies itself a serious news outlet.