TVNewser founder turned NY Times reporter Brian Stelter reports:
Several of the supporting actors in this year’s Republican primary are showing interest in the medium, too. Fred Thompson, the “Law & Order” star turned presidential candidate, will begin hosting a two-hour show in March, as the syndicator Westwood One is expected to announce this week. Mr. Thompson’s show would take the place of Mr. O’Reilly’s.
Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City and a Republican presidential candidate, had been in negotiations with Westwood One for Mr. O’Reilly’s time slot, according to two people with knowledge of the talks who spoke on the condition of anonymity because a deal was not struck.
This should be fantastic! I’m pretty pumped to see where this goes. Fred has a stunning intellect and a unique style that should be a good fit. A few questions:
> What does this mean for FredPAC?
> Will the show include long-form essay-style content like when Fred filled in for Paul Harvey?
> Will there be cowbell jokes?
> Will Fred leave Mars?
> Will Alan Colmes be intimidated into leaving radio altogether?