Lou Dobbs, the outspoken TV news star who quit CNN last year to join Fox, is finally getting his own show on the Fox Business Network. His show will be called Lou Dobbs Tonight and kicks off in less than two weeks. [See a slide show of the 10 Best Cities to Find a Job.]
Kevin Magee, executive vice president of the network, said that the show will appear weeknights at 7 p.m. beginning Monday March 14th and will feature stories about the news of the day and how they impact the economy. Dobbs will be up against CNBC's
The Kudlow Report.
The network said he will also feature a regular "Lou Dobbs Moneyline" segment to point out financial trends.
His new show comes as the network is picking up steam in its bid to take on CNBC as cable's voice of business news. Dobbs also brings his political commentary to the table that brought him fame at CNN. When he quit CNN there was some speculation that he wanted to become a policy advocate, possibly on the issue of immigration, or even run for president.
Here's what Fox just sent us:
FOX BUSINESS NETWORK TO LAUNCH LOU DOBBS TONIGHT
New Show to Debut March 14th at 7:00 PM/ET
FOX Business Network (FBN) will debut a new evening program hosted by Lou Dobbs on Monday March 14th, announced Kevin Magee, Executive Vice President of the network. The show, entitled Lou Dobbs Tonight, will appear weeknights at 7 PM/ET featuring a breakdown of the day's top stories and how they impact the economy.
Joined by a variety of experts each evening, Dobbs will examine the news of the day with a focus how it affects American taxpayers. The live program will also feature a "Lou Dobbs' Moneyline" segment designed to highlight emerging financial trends and top market moves.
FBN's primetime lineup will now be led by CAVUTO hosted by Neil Cavuto at 6PM/ET followed by Lou Dobbs Tonight (7 PM/ET) and FreedomWatch hosted by Judge Andrew Napolitano (8 PM/ET). America's Nightly Scoreboard with David Asman will move to 9 PM/ET and Eric Bolling's Follow the Money will appear weeknights at 10 PM/ET, with the exception of Thursdays when Stossel hosted by John Stossel will run at 10 PM/ET.