“Interviews with major industry leaders”
According to the Daily Caller, Kudlow will be mounting his return to television airwaves with a debut scheduled for Tuesday at 4 p.m. Eastern.
A press release described Kudlow’s new program as a show that will “feature closing market analysis as well as interviews with major industry leaders influencing Wall Street, Washington and business in America.”
Viewers will have access to the host’s conversation with guests in “roundtable discussions on the policies affecting both the domestic and global economies.”
Kudlow issued his own remarks, confirming that he is “thrilled to be part of his new venture at FBN and for the opportunity to really drill down on the most pressing economic issues impacting everyday Americans.”
For her part, Fox Business Network President Lauren Patterson said that she was “immensely proud” to add Kudlow to the lineup.
“Will greatly inform our audience”
She went on to declare that his “expertise will greatly inform our audience and we look forward to his return to business television.”
Prior to joining the Trump administration, Kudlow had spent years as a frequent CNBC contributor. More than a quarter of a century ago, a profile in The New York Times noted that the one-time member of President Ronald Reagan’s economic team struggled with substance abuse before seeking treatment and converting to Catholicism.
At The Hill reported, some former Trump staffers not faring as well as Kudlow due to lingering hostility toward the administration.
One lobbyist remarked that “for lower-level people, if working for Trump is their only card, that’s a very weak card to play,” noting that such individuals will be “basically un-hirable.”
In some cases, the opposition is more acute, according to a former GOP aide who said: “We had a lobbyist with one of our clients tells us, unprovoked, that if we hired a certain Trump official, that they would fire us. It wasn’t even somebody we were considering. This official was just that toxic.”