The Young Turks (TYT) announces that it has launched The Point, (http://www.youtube.com/thepoint) on December 15, 2011, the first program for their new YouTube channel Town Square, as part of YouTube’s new original channels initiative. Produced by Cenk Uygur and TYT, Town Square is a political news and commentary channel. The Point tackles the issues of the day with a rotating panel hosted by Uygur addressing videos from contributors. New episodes of the show will post each week.
Each episode of The Point will focus on a few topics from that week’s news that reflect the passions of contributors who will make videos exclusively for the show. In addition to Uygur, the show will feature analysts and newsmakers from the worlds of entertainment, politics, government, business and breaking news. Members of the rotating panel include Brian Unger, The History Channel's host of How The States Got Their Shapes; Ben Mankiewicz, Turner Classic Movies’ weekend daytime host; Jimmy Dore, of Comedy Central specials Citizen Jimmy, Pop in Politics, nationally touring comedian, and host of The Jimmy Dore Show on KPFK Los Angeles; Michael Shure, political correspondent for The Young Turks and host of the online show TwentyTwelve; Dileep Rao, actor from Avatar and Inception; Tina Dupuy, managing editor of Crooks and Liars, syndicated op-ed columnist, and featured Huffington Post blogger; Richard Eskow, former executive in health care and finance; Sam Seder, Host of The Majority Report; David Sirota, highly acclaimed author (Back to Our Future) and host of The David Sirota Show on AM760; Adam Green, Co-Founder of Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC); Glenn Greenwald, columnist for Salon.com and author of With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful; as well as Ana Kasparian, co-host of The Young Turks and host of TYT University.
Town Square and The Point are the next step for The Young Turks Network, leading the convergence of television and the Internet. The Young Turks, the longest running daily Internet show, has accumulated 600 million views on YouTube since its launch in 2005. The TYT Network channels include TYT University, What the Flick?! and The Top Vlog, among others. Additionally, The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur premiered on cable’s Current TV in early December.
About The Young Turks
The Young Turks, the largest online news show in the world, covers politics, pop culture and lifestyle. The show is one of the Top 50 YouTube Partners, with over 30 million views a month and over 600 million total video views on The Young Turks YouTube Channel. An award-winning online broadcast, The Young Turks won the 2011 People's Voice Webby Award for Best News & Politics Series, 2011 News/Politics Shorty Award, and Best Political Podcast 2009 at the Podcast Awards and Best Political News Site 2009 at the Mashable Awards. Additionally, The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur debuted on Current TV in December 2011. For more information, please visit http://www.TheYoungTurks.com, http://www.youtube.com/theyoungturks or http://www.current.com/shows/the-young-turks.