has announced that the most anticipated news show of 2012 will premiere on RT next week. The first episode will air on April 17, 15:30 Moscow time, 11:30 GMT, 21:30 in Sydney or 07:30 am in New York.
"The World Tomorrow
" will be an eye-opening series of interviews with controversial and charismatic individuals from all over the world.
In a pre-show interview, Assange explained his rationale for running the series on RT:
"A lot of the things that we have been trying to report have not been carried accurately in the mainstream press. There are many, many fine exceptions but when we look at international networks there’s really only two that are worth speaking about, and that’s RT
and Al Jazeera
Assange further stated "The full source material in this series is what helps keep journalism honest".
Margarita Simonya, RT's Editor-in-Chief sees no coincidence in his choice of channel: "RT is rallying a global audience of open minded people who question what they see in mainstream media and we are proud to premiere Julian Assange's new project. We provided Julian a platform to reach the world and gave him total editorial freedom. He is absolutely the right person to bring alternative opinions to our viewers around the globe."
The series will have 10 episodes featuring Assange in conversation with "iconoclasts, visionaries and power insiders".
Explaining why Assange. who has been under house arrest for 492 days without charge, decided to start these interviews: "First of all, being under house arrest for so long, it’s nice to have an occasional visitor and to learn more about the world. And given that the conversations we were having are quite interesting, why not film them and show other people what was going on."
The first notorious guest, who will appear on the premiere cannot be named, but this episode will coincide with the anniversary of the 500th day of the financial blockade on Wikileaks.
It should prove to be an extremely interesting view.