Assange TV show to be aired next week
The first episode of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's (in pic) new TV interview show will be broadcast on Tuesday on Russia Today and online, the whistleblowing website said on Friday.
WikiLeaks remained tightlipped on the identity of Assange’s interviewee in the first of the 12-episode weekly series entitled The World Tomorrow. It has promised ‘an eclectic range of guests, who are stamping their mark on the future: politicians, revolutionaries, intellectuals, artists and visionaries’.
Assange said the show would have a “frank and irreverent tone”. “My own work with WikiLeaks hasn’t exactly made my life easier,” the 40-year-old Australian former hacker said in a statement, “but it has given us a platform to broadcast world-shifting ideas.”
The show is being produced by Quick Roll Productions, a company established by Assange. The main production partner is the little-known Dartmouth Films, a British producer of independent films. WikiLeaks said Russia Today was one of its broadcast licensees for the show but it has not been involved in the production process.