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‘The War Room With Jennifer Granholm’ Kicks Off Monday, January 30th at 9pm ET on Current TV With an Exclusive Visit to the Obama Campaign HQ

January 28, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Current TV’s “The War Room with Jennifer Granholm” launches on Monday, January 30th at 9pm ET (encores at midnight) with an EXCLUSIVE look inside the Obama campaign war room in Chicago, Illinois. Host Jennifer Granholm, the two-term former Governor of Michigan, will provide viewers with a first-hand look at the headquarters that houses the highest profile war room in the current election. During the premiere episode, Granholm will be joined by 2012 Massachusetts Senatorial candidate Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), the former chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). The Governor will also be joined by former White House press secretary and 2012 campaign advisor Robert Gibbs who will dive into the current campaign strategy for the President and the Democratic Party.

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Slated to appear on “The War Room” during premiere week are: Nate Silver (1/30), author of FiveThirtyEight Blog for the New York Times; Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) (1/31); and Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn (1/31), who will all offer their distinctive, expert perspectives on the Florida Primary and the political sentiment towards one of the most important states in the General Election. Launch week will also include an interview with Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig (2/1), who joins to talk about the role of big money in the 2012 election, and the former Chair of President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers and leading expert on the US economy, Laura Tyson (2/3), who will weigh in on the January Jobs report as it pertains to the current Presidential election and more.

Regular segments on “The War Room” will include: ‘What’s Working,’ a twice weekly segment aimed at examining specific policies and how the Government can make a difference; ‘The Big Money of Politics,’ which will shed light on how money, including SuperPACS, are impacting politics; ‘State of our States,’ a nightly segment where the Governor will bring news from various state capitols to examine the election and policy issues which dominate the agenda; and ‘Shush, Brett’s Talking,’ providing comedic relief from writer and producer Brett Ehrlich (infoMania, The Rotten Tomatoes Show), who will give his humorous take on the day’s political news.

Executive produced by Mark Berniker, a 25-year veteran of the news business in television, online and print, “The War Room” will cap off a nightly roster of progressive news analysis and political commentary beginning at 7pm ET/PT with “The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur,” to be followed at 8pm ET/PT by “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” on the Peabody-and Emmy Award-winning television network.

For more information, exclusive videos, blog posts and conversations with the War Room team, fans can go to www.current.com/shows/the-war-room/. Fans can also join the conversation on Facebook or Google+, and follow “The War Room” on Twitter (@GranholmTWR).

About Jennifer Granholm

Jennifer Granholm served as Governor of Michigan from 2003-2011. She is a Distinguished Practitioner of Law and Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley. Granholm and her husband, Dan Mulhern, recently authored a book, A Governor’s Story: The Fight for Jobs and America’s Economic Future, which tells how Michigan pioneered ways out of a perfect economic storm–and offers proven advice for a nation desperate to create jobs. She’s a regular contributor to NBC’s political talk show, “Meet the Press.”

About Current Media:

Current Media, the Peabody-and Emmy Award-winning television and online network founded in 2005 by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, features the very best in commentary and information programming. Current shines a light where other networks won’t dare and boldly explores provocative subjects – opening minds, sparking conversations and forming deep connections with its viewers. Current creates the commentary and delivers the independent, unexpected point-of-view progressive viewers want and need to hear. Current is media that matters.

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