Jennifer Granholm joins Current TV

Jennifer Granholm - photo by Dan Bruell

Current TV hasn’t wasted any time in solidifying their primetime lineup. Only weeks after The Young Turks announcement, today it was announced that Jennifer Granholm will host a new 9pm show – The War Room – which will begin in January.

Granholm has recently been a guest on Countdown with Keith Olbermann as well as Real Time with Bill Maher. She served as the 47th Governor of Michigan from 2003 to 2011. She was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Al Gore, Current TV chairman, said in a conference call with reporters “I sincerely believe that if (Jennifer Granholm) had not been born in Canada, she would have been a leading candidate for President of the United States, and would have been, very possibly, the first woman President of the United States.”.

Excerpt from the Current TV press release:

From the caucuses to the campaign trails to Capitol Hill, “The War Room with Jennifer Granholm” will shed light on the Election 2012 news of the day and will feature in-studio commentary by political insiders, campaign veterans, opinion leaders and newsmakers whose unique perspective will inform and inspire. Granholm, an outspoken and passionate political leader, was the first woman elected governor in Michigan. During two terms as governor, she pioneered the state through an economic storm, strengthening its auto industry, preserving the manufacturing sector, and adding new, emerging sectors, such as clean energy.

During the conference call Granholm said “Yes, I’m progressive — I’m on the left end of the spectrum, but I’ve also had to be a pragmatic governor, and can explain what that’s like, dealing with a Republican legislature, and how important compromise is.”

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