Meghan McCain, daughter of former Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, discussed her new show "Raising McCain," at the Television Critics Association press tour on Friday. The show will air on Pivot, a new channel geared toward millennials that debuts Aug. 1.
"I came to Pivot because I think there has to be some sort of middle ground between the Kardashians and C-SPAN," McCain said at the press preview. "I want to give people information but not talk down to them. I am so excited. This is the best thing I've ever done."
Pivot posted a release Friday describing "Raising McCain" as a "genre-bending docu-talk series," in which McCain will be joined by guests to discuss issues plaguing millennials. The statement also included what it called McCain's "takes" on said issues.
Here are some highlights:
On privacy: "Meghan wants to be as open with her life as the rest of her generation, but more than others she worries about the consequences."
On "Sex Overload and the Death of Romance": "She loves technology but desires a real connection. How do you find a genuine connection with someone if you're always 'connected?'"
On feminism: "I want to be a feminist and not have to act like a man. She looks at what the word feminist means for Millennials and how her generation might be shifting the definition." (Note the press release's shift in tenses.)
On the "Binge Generation": "Adderall is the hot drug of choice now in America – particularly among college students, who use it as an academic performance-enhancing drug. How is Adderall driving new societal norms like FOMO and YOLO."
"Raising McCain" will debut September 14 at 10 p.m. on Pivot.