Fox News to launch populist-themed 'Next Revolution' show Sunday night

Fox News to launch populist-themed 'Next Revolution' show Sunday night
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Fox News will launch "The Next Revolution," a new populism-themed show, Sunday night from its new Los Angeles studio as the network continues to add to its weekend primetime program schedule.

Host Steve Hilton, 47, served as senior adviser to former British Prime Minister David Cameron and is the co-founder of Crowdpac, a non-partisan political crowdfunding startup based in Silicon Valley that aims to encourage average citizens to get more involved in politics.

"The plan is to do something fresh and distinctive — we'll be live from Los Angeles and there will be a definite West Coast feel, positive and optimistic and drawing on my experience working in government and running a tech start-up," Hilton explains in an announcement of the program.


"But it will very much be an opinion show, and I want to give our audience my take on the big policy issues and technology trends that will affect their lives," he continues.

"You could basically sum up my approach as 'positive populism': How do we address the very real economic and social problems that have fueled populism's rise, but in a positive and constructive way?"

"I've seen from the inside what can happen when the elite and the establishment close ranks to stop change from happening," adds Hilton.

"I'm really looking forward to exposing some of that and holding Washington accountable — both Congress and the Trump administration — for delivering the populist revolution people voted for."

The program also plans on featuring a regular watchdog segment titled “SwampWatch." Hilton will focus on President Trump's campaign promise to “drain the swamp" in Washington.

Fox recently ramped up its weekend offerings in primetime, including the recent launch of "Watters World" hosted by former "O'Reilly Factor" staple Jesse Watters on Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET in January.