Fusion Will Be ‘a Mix of Hard News, Commentary, Sports and Irreverence’

By Merrill Knox Comment

abc_fusion_logo_130508With just a week to go until launch, the Associated Press takes a look at what’s in store for Fusion, the joint ABC News and Univision network:

The network will provide something of a grab bag: a mix of hard news, commentary, sports and irreverence aimed at 16- to 30-year-olds. Sure, there will be nightly news programs, but also an animated puppet news and entertainment show by David Javerbaum, former head writer of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” Think Comedy Central, the hipster online magazine Vice.com, ABC and Univision, all in one.

“Not everyone will get it; and that’s sort of the point,” Univision News President and now Fusion CEO Isaac Lee wrote in a memo to staff earlier this month.