Perhaps this is a case of, “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.” Or maybe Rev. Al Sharpton figured he was spending so much time as a talking head on TV talk shows that he may as well start up one of his own. But the news is that the flamboyant self-described civil rights leader from Harlem is to launch his own media company and Sunday Morning TV show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The controversial civil rights advocate will unveil his 30-minute show, “Education Superhighway,” Thursday morning at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 40th Annual Legislative Conference. It’s already cleared in 150 markets, including KCOP in Los Angeles.
Sharpton’s media company, ESH Holdings (named after the series’ initials) will produce the TV show as well as a planned print magazine.
I have to admit, I always enjoyed covering Rev. Al at his House of Justice in Harlem. He certainly makes for great TV.