For years, Conservatives have complained that public television is far too liberal. So PBS has finally decided to air a show about topics which may interest Conservatives. Naturally, they picked a host who is a noted anti-Trump Republican.
Here’s former Obama adviser David Axelrod heaping praise on Gerson:
He’s an evangelical Christian and conservative; a former aide to Bush 43 and one of the harshest and most eloquent critics of @realDonaldTrump. The disillusionment of @washingtonpost columnist @MJGerson. #AxeFiles https://t.co/017woOsmzU pic.twitter.com/yBzoU3srhL
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) February 26, 2018
The Seattle Times reports on the show:
PBS launching new conservative political talk show
Columnist Michael Gerson and commentator Amy Holmes are teaming to start a conservative-oriented talk show on PBS that takes its cue from William F. Buckley’s “Firing Line,” which aired from 1966 to 1999.
The new show, “In Principle,” will air Friday nights starting April 13. PBS will decide after an eight-week run whether to continue.
The hosts plan to interview two guests each show, hoping for an in-depth discussion on issues and their formative political experiences. No guests have been announced yet, but Gerson said he’d like to discuss issues like race, gun control and whether conservatism is the right message for the working class.
“I find when I go around the country that there is actually a hunger for serious, civil dialogue as an alternative to the bitterness of our civic discourse,” Gerson said.
Now we’ll have Liberals and Conservatives on TV complaining about Trump.