The Young Turks Expands Daily Live Show to Three Hours
– The Young Turks positions itself as a necessary campaign stop leading up to 2020 with new segment, ‘The Conversation’ -
– Senator Bernie Sanders and Vice director Adam McKay to guest on The Young Turks this Thursday -
Los Angeles – February 13, 2019– TYT, the Home of Progressives, announced today that The Young Turks will extend its two hour daily live news show to three hours, adding two additional segments to the program. The reformat will officially debut on February 14th, the same day as TYT’s 17th anniversary.
Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian continue to host the first two hours of The Young Turks, covering news and politics. The third hour will start with a new 30 minute segment, ‘The Conversation’, featuring interviews, debates, and panel discussions. It will be followed by a more lighthearted segment, ‘Post Game’, exclusive to paying subscribers where hosts continue to cover the news with anecdotes on how it impacts their personal lives.
Senator Bernie Sanders and Vice director and Oscar winning writer, Adam McKay, will be the inaugural guests on The Young Turks’ new segment ‘The Conversation.’ This will mark the first time interviews will air directly under The Young Turks programming umbrella.
Expanding The Young Turks line-up with a new segment, ‘The Conversation’, aims to attract a broad spectrum of guests including: politicians from the left and right, media personalities, and influencers. The new segment kicks off The Young Turks coverage gearing up for the 2020 election cycle. With a wider group of guests outside progressives, ‘The Conversation,’ is expected to become more confrontational.
Host and founder of The Young Turks Cenk Uygur said, “I'm excited about this change because I want The Young Turks to be the epicenter for progressive news and politics. I'm looking forward to having most of the presidential candidates and top newsmakers come and meet our audience every day.”
With ‘The Conversation,’ The Young Turks positions itself as a necessary campaign stop. As Amanda Whiting of the Washingtonian described, “Uygur’s network isn’t just another channel on the dial. It’s more. It’s a gathering place, and it’s a voting bloc.” Margaret Sullivan of The Washington Post also noted The Young Turks’ early discovery of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, “The Young Turks, the politics-oriented web network that calls itself “home of progressives,” had seen her success coming for many months — and worked to promote it.”
‘The Conversation’ will take the place of Rebel HQ which debuted in December 2017 and focused on the grassroots progressive movement and candidates. RHQ’s progressive guests included up and comers Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rashida Tlaib, as well as the likes of Elizabeth Warren, Beto O’Rourke, Ro Khanna, and Pramila Jayapal.
ABOUT ‘THE YOUNG TURKS’ AND TYT NETWORK TYT Network is the largest online news and talk network for the connected generation. The award-winning TYT is one of the top multi-platform online content creators, generating over 200 million views a month. According to the most recent comScore ratings, TYT ranks #1 in News and Politics on all digital platforms among the millennial audience (18-24).
Most recently, Cenk Uygur was recognized by Mediaite on their list of Most Influential in News Media 2018. The Young Turks won the Audience Honor for Overall YouTube Presence in the 2018 Shorty Awards and the Webby People’s Voice Award for News and Politics - Series. In 2017, The Young Turks received best in News and Culture at the 7th Annual Streamy Awards, won the 21st Annual People’s Voice Webby Award for Online Film & Video - News & Politics series, and was also recognized with the Audience Honor at the 10th Annual Shorty Awards under Overall YouTube Presence. The Young Turks was awarded the Imagen Vision Award and the Vote It Loud Fifth Estate: Champion in Media Award for Best in New Media in 2016. In 2015, The Young Turks was named to Variety’s FameChangers List (No. 7) and The Hollywood Reporter’s Next Gen List (No. 1 in the News category).
Host Cenk Uygur was named one of the 25 Most Influential People in Political News, according to Mediaite. Co-Host Ana Kasparian was named to the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 Media List and The Daily Dot’s 20 Women of YouTube list.
In 2018, TYT Network launched a 24-hour channel on YouTube TV. TYT Network includes more than a dozen owned and operated and partner shows such as The Young Turks, #NoFilter, The Damage Report, We the People with Nina Turner, TYT Investigates, Happy Half Hour, and more.
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