That, and other news, in today’s Political Panorama.
XM is launching a new channel devoted entirely to the presidential race. In conjunction with CSPAN, the channel, called POTUS, will feature candidate interviews, speeches, events and commentary from the blogger community. XM bills the all politics, all the time venture as the first such radio endeavor.
Surely a close competitor in the race to saturate the airwaves with ’08 coverage will be Air America, which stages a relaunch of sorts next week with a lineup of celebrity guests including Robert Redford and Paul Newman as well as Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards. The liberal radio network has suffered financial woes and this marks an attempt by Mark and Stephen Green to revive the outlet.
Fred’s Sked: Fred Thompson will appear as a guest on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in June, which leads the Los Angeles Times’ Political Muscle to speculate whether he’s getting ready to stage an Arnold-like kickoff to his presidential race.