Today on the Menu we’re joined by HLN anchor Jane Velez-Mitchell. Velez-Mitchell’s “Issues,” which launched last year as a replacement for Glenn Beck has since brought in record ratings for HLN — significantly higher than its predecessor. Just this week HLN announced it would expand the show to repeat over the weekend.
What is “Issues,” you ask? “We take the watercooler issues of the day, the ones that everybody is talking about, and we analyze them from a unique perspective,” Velez-Mitchell says.
Velez-Mitchell also spoke about the importance of highlighting issues like dating violence — brought about by the recent Rihanna/Chris Brown debacle. And describes the Octo-mom phenom thus: “It’s a reality show except it’s not just on one network it’s on every network. And there are twists and turns every day,” she said. You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.