New York, NY, January 15, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- The Late Net Show, a classic late night talk show targeting the online social media audience, will launch in February with former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich as host.
The Late Net Show retains many of the classic, familiar elements of the late night talk show genre from tv (opening monologue, celebrity guest interviews, live band, etc.) but adds several twists specifically for the internet audience including: using social media platforms and tools to allow users to vote on segments, content and guests they’d like to see on the show, highlighting unusual and popular internet personalities you normally would not see on tv talk shows and (rather than have one host for the entire duration of the series) inviting celebrity and high-profile media personalities (politicians, athletes, ordinary people doing extraordinary things) to guest-host their own individual episodes.
With the recent upheaval in late night talk shows, Art of Talk sees an opportunity to offer alternative and bold talk show content for web/tech savvy Users.
“We want to be a platform for honest and open discussion and creative expression that you can’t have on TV talk shows,” Charlie Oliver, founder of ArtofTalk.tv. “We plan on featuring media personalities who, while they would not normally be considered ideal talk show host candidates by the TV networks, are intriguing none-the-less and would like the opportunity to host their own talk show.”
“Rod Blagojevich is most certainly provocative,” explains Oliver. “We don’t want to squelch that. The fact is, he is also a fascinating media figure who shoots from the hip whether you agree with him or not. And, as a former governor, he certainly has a lot to contribute to any discussion on national politics and current events from his unique perspective. We look forward to seeing him step out of his comfort zone as the first host of The Late Net Show.”
Mr. Blagojevich will likely host several additional episodes in the near-future to further test the talk show waters but, ultimately, it’s the users who will get to vote on whether he and the other media personalities will have the opportunity to host multiple episodes.
The Late Net Show will be produced twice per week in New York City before a live studio audience and uploaded to ArtofTalk.tv and distribution partner sites at 11PM (peak internet traffic time).