Al Sharpton to host new TV series

Al SharptonThe Rev. Al Sharpton will host a weekly syndicated TV program focusing on education.

ESH?Holdings, a new minority-owned multimedia company owned by Sharpton, says the half-hour news and information magazine, called “Education SuperHighway,” will target parents, educators and students.

Hosted by the well-known civil rights leader, the show will provide a forum for discussing educational issues, with political, business and social leaders taking part. So far, the scheduled lineup of guests include Bill Gates, Newt Gingrich, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and president of the American Federation of Teachers Randi Weingarten.

“Education SuperHighway” will debut on Oct. 10 in more than 160 U.S. markets. It will be taped in New York and Los Angeles.

Source: The Associated Press.