Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm Gets TV Show

Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm is making the turn from politician to pundit, with a new show called “The War Room” scheduled to launch in January, taking the slot after Keith Olbermann’s “Countdown.”

According to the show teaser:

From the caucuses to the campaign trails to Capitol Hill, “The War Room with Jennifer Granholm” will shed light on the Election 2012 news of the day and will feature in-studio commentary by political insiders, campaign veterans, opinion leaders and newsmakers whose unique perspective will inform and inspire. Granholm, an outspoken and passionate political leader, was the first woman elected governor in Michigan. During two terms as governor, she pioneered the state through an economic storm, strengthening its auto industry, preserving the manufacturing sector, and adding new, emerging sectors, such as clean energy.

Each night, Granholm will present a dynamic, fun and informative show that actively engage viewers with a blend of smart analysis and relevant commentary from guests on the cutting edge of politics, business and entertainment.

Current TV is a special broadcast project of former Vice President Al Gore, and Gore couldn’t resist putting Granholm in her own starring role.  “Very few people can articulate the issues the way she does,” Gore told the Lansing State Journal. “We were blown away by the way she just lit up the room and just took control.”

Gore also told the paper that if it weren’t for her being born in Canada, he wouldn’t have been surprised if she had ended up being the first female president.

Gore isn’t the only big fan of Granholm’s new gig.  New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand also had plenty of praise for the former Governor, congratulating her via twitter.

Meanwhile, Granholm is anxious to hit the ground running. “Democrats will love it. The far right will hate it. Those in the middle will appreciate it. I can’t wait to get started.”

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Susan S.
Susan S6 years ago

She must be a greedy media whore! How dare she to try and make a living to support her family. Next thing you know, she will write a book. GREEDY MEDIA WHORE!!! She must be the lefts version of Sarah Palin!! {sarcasm}

Marg Wood
Marg W6 years ago

You should be so lucky!!

Marg Wood
Marg W6 years ago

Extension of Canada??? You shpuld be so lucky!!!

James D.
James D6 years ago

Republican Socialism: "Privatize the Profits, Socialize the Losses" - As in, set up a system whereby the the top 1%, bankers, Wall Street, Corporations, etc., can run amuck and rape the land and all of us for profits and when their unbridled greed fest crashes the economy the Government (that is Us) Bails Them Out (with Our money and future) but leaves Us to drown in the Tsunami that is their wake.

Vote Progressive!

Linda T.
Linda T6 years ago

I'll be watching I'm a big fan of Govenor Granholm. She did an amazing job as Michigan's Govenor cleaning up after 8 years of the last Republican Govenors Spending spree.

Winn Adams
Winn Adams6 years ago

I look forward to her first broadcast.

Mrs Shakespeare
Mrs Shakespeare6 years ago

WoW, first it was Palin and now her! What's next? Keeping up with the Clintons? The simple Bush? Obama knows best?

Scott Habowski
Scott H6 years ago

@ Catarina L. - Socialistic ideas? Socialism is a system wherein the state owns the menas of production. Speaking as a Michigander, I can definitely say that the state does not, and has never, owned the means of production for our largest industry, or any industry. "Socialism" does not mean liberal; it has a definition and you only show your ignorance when you missuse political terms like this (although you do earn points for not also mentioning communism, or using them interchangeably). Granholm did not institute any socialist programs o rpolicies and, in fact, had a tenuous control over the government for about half of her tenure so she couldn't have even if she had wanted to.

Katherine Wright
Katherine Wright6 years ago


Dwight, where were all these "great ideas" when she was our governor and why didn't she implement them? She absolutely SUCKED as governor....did she make the promise that "in 5 years she was going to absolutely blow you away" too?

Seen on bumpersticker: "Will the last person leaving Michigan please take Jennifer Granholm with you?"

Sharlene H.
S H6 years ago

I guess those that didn't like her as governor just love the new governor. But those people don't like to govern there own lives, they need to be told what to do and how to do it.