As its name suggests, Fusion is a melange of different elements: it covers the news, but not the same stories as anyone else. And it breaks up its schedule of news-and-interview programs with a couple of satirical half-hours that are unlike anything else on TV.
So the network is pausing this week to highlight its first anniversary on the air and point to the places it may go.
“We have experimented and launched a number of original series this year like “No You Shut Up,” “Strange Medicine,” “Back Home,” “Drug Wars,” and “2 Square.” There are so many other projects and stories we can be proud of — multi-platform investigations lead by Keith Summa like “Pimp City,” enterprise reporting on the detention of pregnant women by ICE, eye-opening reports from Felix Salmon and Fusion¹s interactive team including “Take the Plunge” and “Youthquake,” and our distinct, irreverent twist on the World Cup with Nando Vila, Simon Carr, Pedro Andrade and Mariana Van Zeller all making important contributions to our coverage — the list goes on…,” Fusion CEO Isaac Lee wrote in a memo sent to staffers Tuesday. “I could not be more excited for Fusion’s future and look forward to many more exciting developments to come in the months and years ahead,” he continued.
Below, Jorge Ramos, host of “America,” the first show to air on the network, offered a few thoughts on the outlet’s progress.