Former Mich. governor to host Current TV talk show

By the Associated Press | October 12, 2011 | 12:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Current TV is announcing a prime-time talk show to be hosted by former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm.

The new show, called "The War Room," will premiere in January at 9 p.m. Eastern time, following "Countdown with Keith Olbermann."

Granholm was the first woman to be elected governor in Michigan and served two terms beginning in 2002. A contributor to NBC's "Meet the Press," she recently co-authored "A Governor's Story: The Fight for Jobs and America's Economic Future."

The network said Wednesday that Granholm's show will originate from its San Francisco headquarters and feature commentary by political insiders, opinion leaders and newsmakers.

Last month, Current announced that online talk show host Cenk Uygur (jaynk YOO'-gur) will bring his show, "The Young Turks," to its prime-time lineup by year's end.