Meghan McCain gets own show on new TV network
This undated image released by Pivot shows siblings Jimmy McCain, left, and Meghan McCain from "Raising McCain," a series following Meghan McCain, daughter of Sen. John McCain, premiering in September on Pivot. The 28-year-old author and blogger told the Television Critics Association on Friday, July 26, 2013, that the show lets her "be crazy, be (herself) and talk about issues." (AP Photo/Pivot, Jason DeCrow)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Meghan McCain is getting her own show on a new TV network targeting the generation of Americans known as millennials.
"Raising McCain" will debut on Pivot, a general entertainment network that launches Aug. 1. It's described as a documentary-talk series for viewers ages 15 to 34. McCain will star and serve as executive producer for the show, which debuts Sept. 14.
The 28-year-old author and blogger told the Television Critics Association last week that the show lets her "be crazy, be myself and talk about issues."
"I came to Pivot because I think there has to be some sort of middle ground between the Kardashians and C-SPAN," McCain said. "I want to give people information but not talk down to them. I am so excited. This is the best thing I've ever done."
This undated image released by Pivot shows, standing from left, Jimmy McCain, Kaj Larsen, and Meghan McCain in a scene from "Raising McCain,” a series following Meghan McCain, daughter of Sen. John McCain, premiering in September on Pivot. (AP Photo/Pivot, Jason DeCrow)
McCain said her 76-year-old father, Republican Sen. John McCain, has already seen a highlight reel of her show.
"We have had conflicts many times. He did not love when I worked at MSNBC," she said. "He has really been a great champion of this show and believing that young people want more substance."
The younger McCain, who is also a Republican, calls her generation the most politically engaged.
"I believe in more than this country is being given in news and entertainment," she said.