It is not unusual for politicians and the like to find their way onto television in one form or another, often to the detriment of political discourse in the United States. However, the daughter of former presidential nominee Sen. John McCain may be taking a different route.
Meghan McCain will be the host of “Raising McCain”, a hybrid doucmentary-talk series. The series will air on Pivot, a new entertainment network that set to launch on August 1st that will target a younger audience. McCain will also serve as an executive producer for the series.
The show will follow McCain as she travels the country in search of answers to important, as well as unusual questions. McCain will reportedly interact with experts on certain topics as well as everyday people in her travels.
The younger McCain’s turn from directly political television is surprising, and may represent a turn in the focus of networks from certain political principles to a more all-encompassing approach meant to entertain as well as inform.
Not everyone is thrilled at the prospect of the child of a major politician hosting a show, however.
.@MeghanMcCain Unless it’s a Hunger Games style show with talentless political legacy children, no one is interested.
— John Ekdahl, Jr. (@JohnEkdahl) July 28, 2013
Shows such as “Raising McCain” are also ripe for criticism from those who view it as right leaning fluff meant to show the softer side of the conservatism. Whether or not that is the case will not be evident until the launch of Pivot and the premier of the show.