Fox News’ Steve Hilton Aims to Examine Populist ‘Revolution’ on Sundays

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Steve Hilton is eager to explain the widening gulf between the world’s haves and have-nots.

When the former senior advisor to British Prime Minister David Cameron opens his Fox News Channel program this evening, he will so so as the globe is being roiled by headlines that some viewers could never have envisioned decades ago: A terrorist attack took place on London Bridge. The U.S. President has said he plans to remove the nation he governs from a global pact meant to improve the environment, out of concern it could hurt U.S. jobs. Recent jobs numbers, however, suggest the U.S. is close to full employment.

For Hilton, many of the biggest breaking-news stories can be explained by an ongoing dynamic, a working class that finds itself farther and farther behind the wealthy. Their story needs to be told, he said in a recent interview. “We are not planning to be particularly ideological. We are not representing one party or one candidate,” he said. “We are representing working people who feel they have been let down by the elite for many years.”

Hilton’s new program, “The Next Revolution,” will debut at 9 p.m. on Sunday and become a regular part of the 21st Century Fox-owned cable-news outlet’s weekend lineup. It will replace a repeat airing of Jeanine Pirro’s Saturday-evening hour, and suggests Fox News is eager to examine a topic that is playing out around the world, not just in the United States.

The host, a former restaurateur, consultant and author, wants to get behind the headlines that he says don’t reflect the plight of a significant segment in America. “There are a number of people who are not in the workforce who have given up looking for jobs, and  that’s the real economic crisis in America. We will be looking at it in our first show.:”

One recurring segment, “SwampWatch,” will examine which industries, agencies and political groups in Washington D.C. and beyond are having an effect on President Trump’s pledge to “drain the swamp.”

“People really want to see real change happen,” he notes. “We will be holding Washington to account to deliver the change that people voted for, and by Washington, I do mean Congress, but also the Trump administration,” he says. “We will be looking to see whether the populist revolution is actually turning into real change.”

Hilton says he comes by his interest in the working class honestly – he was born into it. The child of Hungarian immigrants who traveled to the United Kingdom, Hilton says he “grea up in a house where we very much identified with Margaret Thatcher and the Conservative Party as champions for working people,” he says. He has long had “a very strong passion for putting power in people’s hands.”

Viewers already have some power in their hands – the remote control. Hilton will get his chance to help viewers use it this Sunday and others to follow.

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  1. Eileen Voisin says:

    Really enjoyed the show last week loved that guests were able to answer questions .As an Irish lady steve was very knowledgeable and really hoping the show will be a success .
    Oozing forward to tonight’s show .

  2. Vincent says:

    I was very disappointed in that Hilton allowed his very first guest, Gove, to put forth the Islamist party line about how the ‘religion’ Islam and its basic tenets are disconnected from Islamist radicals while they murder innocents. Not only did he not push back on the guest’s comments, he actually praised him for his lucidity. Not at all what I expected

  3. Melissa Tomlinson says:

    After reading a press release, and watching the show on its debut, I’m disappointed. Here is part of the release.
    “The episodes will take an in-depth look at global news and feature a rotating panel of political experts who will discuss and debate the most prominent stories of the week. Additionally, Hilton will feature interviews with major newsmakers and high-profile guests.”

    I thought the show was going to bring in real Americans. We don’t need another news show that keeps regurgitating the same talking points. We, the working class, need a show that listens to our concerns and connects us with the politicians who say they are working for us. I like Fox News, but always use the same voices ànd elite in Washington. We need a majority point of view, not the small elite, Washington insiders. Get out of the bubble and talk to us.

    Thank you.

  4. Marc says:

    Can’t wait until your show hits its stride. FOX please keep him. Watching Steve act like a show host was funny. You’ll get it buddy. Stick with it. GG needs his own weekday. SH will too but needs to put in some serious time.

  5. Joann says:

    Enjoyed your new show. Great job. Congratulations!! Joann in Florida.

  6. allyson Rowen taylor says:

    Love the show..interesting and globally informative. I am looking forward to hearing more from Steve. Christopher Hitchens would approve!

  7. Richard says:

    Steve GREAT JOB Glad Fox put You on the air along with Tucker, Hannity and others But they do have some Dumb-Bo-Crates who bad mouth President Trump like Juan. You said it Right the Prime Minister let this Happen as she was in charge of Home Land security for 6 years and is PM now 3 Attacks in 5 weeks and Hundreds Hurt and several KILLED and she still blames everyone but the people doing the Killings

  8. ted anchor says:

    Steve. Not strong enough strategy on jihadist,s in our midst. 26,000 known jihadist,s in the UK. That is an army in our midst with protection from western laws.
    They must be rounded up and held as POW’s before they grow stronger, sharia law must be outlawed in the west. Start with warrants to search the 3,000 under surveillance and hold them indefinitely in a gitmo style prison. The police and military must have clearance from the govt to act with new laws to combat the problem. The world must make a declaration of war against Jihadi,s
    I am an ex marine commando and abhor the soft liberal political approach,,,brexit showed what the public want. Get strong and fight them like the west have fought other nihilistic factions,,,,keep the courts and our human rights out of it,,,Jihadist,s do not qualify for our rights.

  9. Simone says:

    I enjoyed the Next Revolution on Fox this Sunday evening! I will definitely watch next weekend! You all did great!

  10. Kim Braun says:

    Very informative info tonight. Keep up the great work?\!

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