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WikiLeaks founder Assange to host TV show

Assange, who has made headlines with his disclosure of government secrets along with allegations of sexual misconduct, will host a TV series comprising "in-depth conversations with key political players, thinkers and revolutionaries from around the world."

business Updated: Jan 25, 2012 13:55 IST

Controversial WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is getting into the television game.



Assange, who has made headlines with his disclosure of government secrets along with allegations of sexual misconduct, will host a TV series comprising "in-depth conversations with key political players, thinkers and revolutionaries from around the world," WikiLeaks said late Monday.



The title of the series has not been announced yet, but the theme will be "the world tomorrow."



Hey, you know what's funny? When a bar puts up a sign saying "Free beer tomorrow."



Sorry. Anyway, the series, scheduled to premiere in mid-March, "will draw together controversial voices from across the political spectrum -- iconoclasts, visionaries and power insiders -- each to offer a window on the world tomorrow and their ideas on how to secure a brighter future," WikiLeaks said.



Wow, sounds impressive. Think they'll ever have the Muppets on?



"Are we heading toward utopia, or dystopia and how we can set our paths?" Assange said of the questions to be raised by the show. "This is an exciting opportunity to discuss the vision of my guests in a new style of show that examines their philosophies and struggles in a deeper and clearer way than has been done before."



Deeper and clearer? Are we sure they're not talking about a new acne cream?



The series, which will consist of 10 weekly half-hour episodes, has already struck licensing agreements that will cover more than 600 million viewers across cable, satellite and terrestrial broadcast networks, according to WikiLeaks.

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