Julian Assange, Television Series Host

Julian Assange. Photo: Espen Moe (CC)

Julian Assange. Photo: Espen Moe (CC)

Common Dreams reports:

Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, has announced plans for a new television series. The program will launch mid-March and will include ten weekly half-hour episodes featuring “in-depth conversations with key political players, thinkers and revolutionaries from around the world.”

Should things go accordingly for Assange, the show will “explore the possibilities for our future in conversations with those who are shaping it. Are we heading towards utopia, or dystopia and how we can set our paths? This is an exciting opportunity to discuss the vision of my guests in a new style of show that examines their philosophies and struggles in a deeper and clearer way than has been done before,” Assange states.

The theme of the show will be “the world tomorrow”. The Wikileaks press release adds:

Upheavals and revolutions in the Middle East have commenced an era of political change that is still unfolding. In the West, the deterioration of the rule of law has demonstrated the bankruptcy of once leading political institutions and ideologies. The internet has never been so strong, or so much under attack.

At this pivotal moment there is an awareness of the need to radically rethink the world around us.

WikiLeaks, as the world’s boldest publisher, has been at the front line of this global movement for understanding and change. Its founder, Julian Assange, as the subject of an ongoing Grand Jury investigation in the United States for over 500 days now, is one of the world’s most recognizable revolutionary figures.

Both a pioneer for a more just world and a victim of political repression, he is uniquely placed to catalyse a global discussion on how to go forward.

In recognition of this, Assange will draw together controversial voices from across the political spectrum – iconoclasts, visionaries and power insiders – each to offer a window on the world tomorrow and their ideas on how to secure a brighter future.

Assange is planning to host the show, although it is uncertain whether or not he will actually be around for this. The state of his pending court decision — potential extradition to Sweden to face allegations of sexual assault — remains unknown until February 1st.

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5 Comments on "Julian Assange, Television Series Host"

  1. Mamagriff50 | Jan 24, 2012 at 7:18 pm |

    Looking forward to it…….There is so little on TV today worth watching, the news is pure fluff. Most everything else is garbage. This sounds refreshing and very possibly intelligent.

  2. Simiantongue | Jan 25, 2012 at 1:40 am |

    I don’t know. Maybe if it had The Gong Show type of format. Assange can take the place of Chuck Barris. People can stand on stage and share their vision for society and if the judges don’t like it they ring the gong and the person is pulled off stage with a large hooked cane or something.

    Wonder if Jamie Farr or Rip Taylor would still be available as judges?

  3. songy darko | Jan 25, 2012 at 11:53 pm |

    YES!! This is big.

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