Lamont & Tonelli chat with Canadian-American journalist Ashleigh Banfield. Banfield and Lamont’s friendship go back to when she was club reporter years ago, however she joins the show this morning to promote her new show Banfield, which will premier on NewsNation on March 1st. What’s NewsNation? It’s “24-hour news channel, that is all fact and no opinion,” says Ashleigh. The show will revive the “Larry King” in-depth interview format while staying true to NewsNation’s mission of unbiased news. She’s bringing back a news and entertainment format with an hour-long show each weeknight dedicated to a single guest.
When asked ‘What’s the weirdest thing she’s ever seen out in the field?” Let’s just say it had Lamont saying ‘I would have crapped my pants right there in the car, and said ‘shoot me'” and Chasta “first flight outta there”.
Starting March 1st, Nexstar Media Group’s cable network WGN America is expanding its news programming to five hours on weeknights, and it’s officially rebranding as NewsNation. The prime time line up will be as follows:
6-7pm ET: “NewsNation Early Edition with Nichole Berlie”
7-8pm ET: “The Donlon Report”
8-10pm ET: “NewsNationPrime”
10-11pm ET: “Banfield”
Banfield’s first guests include Aaron Sorkin, Bryan Cranston, Robin Wright, Keith Olbermann, Bill Kristol, Mike Rowe, Harry Connick Jr., David Alan Grier, and Michael Chiklis.