New MSNBC show to feature ‘call to action’

Jamie Weinstein Senior Writer
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As it becomes harder and harder to find actual news on MSNBC, the network is now launching a show that sounds outright activist.

Ronan Farrow, the alleged wunderkind who worked for Hillary Clinton at the State Department, told “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” Wednesday that he wants his viewers to actually get involved after tuning in.

“I love the idea of getting people more involved in the news,” Farrow explained. “It’s been an honor to serve in government and I was eager for the opportunity to then be on the outside and be kind of the annoying gadfly, poking people in the eye and saying, ‘Hey, people around the country if you’ve got 10 minutes of your time, you can actually get involved. You can actually move the story forward.’ So where a lot of the news just leaves you by the side of the road once they tell you the story, my hope is, every week we’ll introduce a kind of call to action where we can track how people are actually reacting to the story, being a part of it themselves and being a part of the solution.”

Farrow, whose show is set to debut Feb. 24 at 1 p.m., is the 26-year-old son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, though there is some speculation that his father may actually be Frank Sinatra.

He has impressive professional and academic credentials, graduating from college at 15 and Yale Law School at 21 before being named a Rhodes Scholar at 23. He also worked for Hillary Clinton and the late Richard Holbrooke at the State Department, though it is not exactly clear what that work entailed.

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