Meghan McCain To Host ‘Raising McCain’ Talk Show On Pivot
Meghan McCain will host her own show entitled “Raising McCain” on Pivot, a new cable channel launching in August.
The show will follow McCain as she goes on the road, and film her interactions with guests. “I keep telling people it’s like ‘Meet the Press’ meets ‘Jackass,'” McCain, the daughter of former presidential candidate John McCain, described at Pivot’s upfront on Wednesday.
She said that the show would be “uncensored” and “real.” One example of an issue she would be interested in covering is the explosion of meth in her homestate of Arizona. McCain tweeted about the show from the presentation on Wednesday afternoon, calling it the “opportunity of a lifetime.”
Participant Media announced the launch of Pivot on Wednesday. The channel will be target 18 to 34 year olds, and combine entertainment with social action, according to Pivot president Evan Shapiro.
“We’re told … that young people can’t have news because we’re just tweeting all the time, and that’s just bullshit,” McCain said at the presentation. The channel’s other original programming will include a variety show hosted by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.