THR reports that Al Sharpton will debut a new Sunday morning talk show later this month called Education Superhighway, a McLaughlin-style roundtable discussion on education. The show’s first guests will include Newt Gingrich and Arne Duncan.
Sharpton’s a frequent talking head on shows like The O’Reilly Factor and already hosts his own radio show, so the progression is not entirely unexpected. He’s founded his own media company, ESH Holdings to produce the show and apparently there are plans for a print magazine. Perhaps this is the birth of a mogul!
Tracy Morgan once played an older version of Al Sharpton that interrupted the latter’s SNL monologue, which is only relevant because “Education Superhighway” sounds like something Morgan’s 30 Rock character would make up.