Rae backs Lazio for talker

TV producer supports ex-solon

TV producer Ian Rae has pacted with Rick Lazio to develop a weekly talkshow hosted by the former Republican congressman.

As envisioned, show would focus on business and politics. Lazio, a New Yorker, lost his 2000 U.S. Senate bid to Hilary Clinton. He now runs the Financial Services Forum, a nonprofit org based on Gotham.

“Rick is very television-friendly,” said Rae, creator of tabloid TV show “A Current Affair.”

Rae said he isn’t sure what the best venue is for the show — syndication, cable or public television.

Rae, who formed his own shingle two years ago after retiring as exec VP of Fox News Channel, will also promote Lazio as a guest news commentator.

Lazio has made a number of TV appearances since his failed Senate bid, including as a guest host on both CNN and Fox News.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More TV News from Variety

Loading