Seth Rogen cancels SiriusXM interviews over Bannon show
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Actor Seth Rogen has canceled promotional appearances on several SiriusXM radio shows after the satellite radio provider announced a new program hosted by former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon.

Rogen is a frequent critic of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: 'I don't trust everybody in the White House' JPMorgan CEO withdraws from Saudi conference Trump defends family separations at border MORE, and said earlier this year he's been encouraging Donald Trump Jr. to get his father to "go back to being just a guy on TV." 

"Since its inception, SiriusXM has promised to deliver a diversity of opinions and viewpoints, from conservative to progressive to everything in between. SiriusXM takes no political position of our own across our more than 175 channels, but we are here to provide an open forum no matter where listeners stand on the political spectrum," a SiriusXM spokesman told The Hill.

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"Free speech is vitally important. We ardently believe that by allowing a virtually unlimited platform of viewpoints, we are doing our best to uphold that core value," he said.

SiriusXM announced Tuesday that Bannon would return to the network’s conservative “Patriot” channel as part of Breitbart’s expansion in its radio programming.

“Bannon's commitment to the SiriusXM radio platform ensures that the conservative populist icon will have a significant presence across Breitbart's morning and evening drive time programming, as well as on weekends,” a press release read.

The satellite radio network said Bannon would anchor Breitbart’s coverage of the 2018 midterm elections on the “Patriot” channel, as well as the 2020 presidential campaign.

"During the 2016 campaign, Steve empowered SiriusXM Patriot listeners to have a voice and be part of the electoral process," Dave Gorab, vice president and general manager of talk programming at SirirusXM, said in the press release. "The result was a lasting bond between Steve and his audience, who have eagerly anticipated and awaited his return to radio."

Bannon left his role in Trump’s White House in August and returned to his position as executive chairman at Breitbart.

— Updated at 5:36 p.m.