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Gavin Newsom Gets a Current TV Show

Here is a move that could offer tangible dividends for Al Gore and Joel Hyatt’s fledgling cable TV channel. Starting next month, former San Francisco mayor and current California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom will be hitting the Current TV airwaves as host of a weekly talk program, The Gavin Newsom Show.

That’s Newsom, above, recently appearing on another new Current TV show, The War Room with Jennifer Granholm. FishbowlLA likes the look and sound of this guy as a TV host for a by-the-Bay based outlet.

Behind the front-page website headline “We’ve Got Gavin,” here’s what Gore had to say about his latest hire:

“Gavin Newsom is a courageous leader who has boldly seized every opportunity to create positive social change. First as a successful entrepreneur, then in his role as mayor of San Francisco, and now as Lieutenant Governor, Newsom touches many worlds – business, politics, entertainment and activism. We are honored that Current TV will be bringing his curiosity, intelligence, insights and enthusiasm to television.”

More info at our sister blog TVNewser, including the fact that Newsom will be donating his salary to charity and that his producer will be former CNN staffer Mia Hagen.

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