In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, former Fox News host Eric Bolling shared all of the juicy details about his new show “America” on CRTV.
Bolling’s fans have long wondered what his next move would be after his departure from Fox News following an investigation into alleged sexual harassment and the tragic loss of his son, Eric Chase, to an accidental overdose. On Thursday, Bolling announced that he would be launching a “bold” and “brash” show on the CRTV streaming network.
Bolling told TheDC that he wasn’t sure if he would ever return to television, noting the string of adversities his family faced and his focus on raising awareness on the opioid crisis, but his voice took on an air of genuine excitement as he talked about plans for “America.”
“God blessed me with the ability to come back and just not have to worry about what other people are saying or thinking. Just put up a show that’s Eric Bolling,” he explained. “What’s really Eric Bolling and deep down in my veins, in my blood, is red-blooded, conservative Americanism. That’s what we’re gonna do.”
Bolling credited CRTV with being willing to host a show that “probably wouldn’t see the light of day on cable news,” and also gave TheDC some insight as to how he chose the name “America.”
“I pride myself in speaking for the people who are underrepresented in media…the flyover country,” Bolling said. “So it’s ‘America’ — my name happens to be smack dab in the middle of ‘America’ for a reason.”
The show will kick off with a bus tour to conservative bases around the country — “real homesteads for pro-Trump conservatives” — and people should expect to see “familiar faces,” particularly “high-level” people within the Trump administration.
In terms of show format, Bolling said there will be a mix of monologues and guests, and that he will focus on culture as well as politics. During the bus tour launch, for example, the show will go down to Alabama and party with a NASCAR team at a “southern-style beach bar.”
“Music, beer, and the beach. And race cars,” Bolling described with a hint of glee.
One goal of “America” is for Bolling to use his voice to help tear down some of the walls between pro-Trump Americans and the media.
Bolling, recalling the many liberal journalists who offered him support after the passing of his son, said that he hopes his show can continue the trend of separating the personal and the political.
“I want to keep that wall down,” he said. “We can build the southern wall…but at least in my show, liberals welcome.”
The new show does not mean, however, that Bolling will lose focus from his main passion since the passing of Eric Chase — battling the opioid crisis. Bolling has met with President Trump several times to discuss solutions to the crisis and he hopes he can at least partially use “America” to raise more awareness.
“For me, on a personal level, I’ll be a hundred percent honest with you,” he said. “The main focus for me is, if I have a bigger media presence, it will give me the opportunity to save more lives on the opioid front.”
“That’s what makes me get out of bed to go do a hit or do an appearance of an interview,” Bolling asserted. “I can’t tell you how many parents have come up to me and said, ‘for the first time, I’ve had this discussion with my child.'”
As to his departure from Fox News, which he can’t talk much about because of a legally binding separation agreement with the network, Bolling said he is just hoping to leave it behind him and enjoy creating “America.”
“I think it’s best that I just leave the Fox separation in my rearview mirror. I have a beautiful show coming up — it’s going to be wild and great and crazy and bold and brash,” Bolling said. “I’m looking forward to that.”