Ronan Farrow has been in the headlines quite a bit lately because of some very serious accusations within his family, but the 26-year old is forging a path for himself outside of his family name, and on Monday night he made a successful debut.
Farrow is the new face of "Ronan Farrow Daily", an hour-long show on MSNBC that will tackle--in depth--the stories Americans want to know about. For his first episode, he delved into the student loan debt crisis and is attempting to put faces to the problem, which he hopes will in turn keep a sympathetic ear on viewers. Farrow asked viewers with student loan debt to send in a picture of themselves along with how much they owe, which gave the segment a personal touch.
"The good stories kind of leave you at the side of the road afterwards. What do you do with the information? And I think for my generation of news viewers you want the extra stuff. So my idea with this show is you mobilize people," he said.
The UNICEF spokesman and activist is a big on Twitter, where he made a post after the Golden Globe awards that started a firestorm of controversy. After Diane Keaton took the stage to accept the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award on behalf of Woody Allen and give a speech about her old friend, Farrow posted this:
“Missed the Woody Allen tribute – did they put the part where a woman publicly confirmed he molested her at age 7 before or after Annie Hall?”
Immediately afterward, the media latched onto the story and ran with it, and Allen's adopted daughter Dylan came forward with her story of sexual abuse once again in an open letter to the New York Times. Allen subsequently denied the accusations as he has for years, but Dylan Farrow has not changed her story since she was seven years old. Charges were never filed against Allen because it was decided that a trial would be too much for Dylan to handle at such a young age.
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