Saturday, September 27, 2008

Huckabee Debuts on FNC

Former Republican aspirant to the White House Mike Huckabee debuted his TV show on the Fox News Channel this evening.

I think the show has some potential. It is shot in front of a small studio audience. Huckabee began with a monologue which became a dialogue when he took a couple of questions from audience members. He then had a conversation with Elizabeth Hasselbeck of The View. That segment was followed by a panel discussion about what to do about the economy with Alexis Glick of the Fox Business Channel, syndicated radio host Dave Ramsey and former Democratic V-P candidate Geraldine Ferraro. The show concluded with Huckabee playing bass with a house band that consisted of FNC employees including Lauren Green on keyboards.

Huckabee has an engaging personality with good humor. I like the format of the show yet it is something with which he can play around. One could easily see Huckabee interview musicians and then jam with them on stage. The only question is will people watch the show. Saturday nights at 8 p.m. isn't an easy time to attract viewers. But if anyone can turn lemons into lemonade it's Huckabee.

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