NEW YORK, Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) today announced that it will launch The Agenda Powered by Media Matters, a live, daily call-in show hosted by Ari Rabin-Havt, Senior Advisor to Media Matters and a leading voice in progressive politics, starting Monday, August 13, 2012.
Drawing on his extensive political contacts, Ari Rabin-Havt will lead the daily conversation of young influential progressive political insiders reviewing the day's events and setting the tone for the next days' news cycle. The Agenda Powered by Media Matters will be a first-of-its-kind on-air meeting place where the new influencers of the progressive movement discuss the news of tomorrow in an informal setting that looks to inform, entertain, and engage.
The Agenda Powered by Media Matters will air live Monday through Friday, 9:00 pm – 12:00 am ET on SiriusXM Left, channel 127.
"This is a great time to have a forum on which to expose and dissect ideas," said Ari Rabin-Havt. "With the Republican and Democratic conventions looming in the very near future, the stage is set to start some great conversations."
"As America focuses intensely on the upcoming election, we are excited to give a nightly national voice to Ari's fresh new-media generation of progressive political insiders," said Jeremy Coleman, Senior Vice President of Talk Programming for SiriusXM. "TheAgenda Powered by Media Matters is a bold addition to the diversity of political voices across our many channels that SiriusXM subscribers can listen to, learn from, and be challenged by in the days leading up to the election and beyond."
Ari Rabin-Havt is a Senior Advisor to Media Matters, CEO of the American Independent News Network, and is on the faculty of the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management. He is co-author of The Fox Effect: How Roger Ailes Turned a Network into a Propaganda Machine and has served as an adviser to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, former Vice President Al Gore, the Democratic National Committee and worked on John Kerry's presidential campaign.
Media Matters for America is a web-based, non-profit progressive research and information center dedicated to monitoring, analyzing and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.
SiriusXM Left features the progressive voices of hosts including Alex Bennett, Stephanie Miller, Ed Schultz, Thom Hartmann, Mark Thompson and many more.
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