TBN is Launching “Huckabee”: A Talk Show Seeking Civil Discourse Amid Division

Gov. Mike Huckabee welcomed Baptist Press writer Diana Chandler at his Nashville-area studio where TBN will launch “Huckabee” Oct. 7. (Photo by Icon Media Group)
Gov. Mike Huckabee welcomed Baptist Press writer Diana Chandler at his Nashville-area studio where TBN will launch “Huckabee” Oct. 7. (Photo by Icon Media Group)

Civil discourse enabling understanding and nonpartisan solutions will be a main goal of a new talk show featuring Mike Huckabee, the former Baptist pastor and political figure told Baptist Press at his Nashville-area studio Oct. 2.

People with divergent political opinions may learn from the show to understand one another’s perspectives, Huckabee noted in one of several interviews he conducted with media outlets in advance of his new show, “Huckabee,” launching Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. Eastern Time on TBN.

“I’m not suggesting they watch my show and suddenly they have this road-to-Damascus political experience and say, ‘Oh I see the light now.’ Maybe they will,” Huckabee said. “But that’s not what I expect to happen.

“But I want them to say, ‘You know, I still disagree with that guy, and I think my position is better, but I believe that he really believes that and I understand where he’s coming from.’ That would alone make America a better place to be.”

A pre-taped interview with President Donald Trump is slated to kick off Season 1, which Huckabee said will offer a fun variety including discussions of contemporary issues with entertainment, encouragement and edification. Huckabee’s daughter Sarah Huckabee Sanders is Trump’s press secretary.

“The focus of this interview, and on most interviews on the show, will be on the ‘whys’ as much as the ‘whats,'” Huckabee said in a TBN press release. “Our audience will not hear the same things they would hear in every other interview on every other channel; we want to give them something they may not know, behind-the-scenes insight about the person and what drives their actions.”

The entire series will be civil and cordial, Huckabee said.

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SOURCE: Diana Chandler 
Baptist Press