facebook
twitter
search
search

Ronan Farrow to host own show on MSNBC

Oct. 18, 2013 at 12:09 PM
| License Photo

NEW YORK, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Activist and scholar Ronan Farrow is to serve as host of his own chat show in New York next year, MSNBC announced.

The 25-year-old son of actress Mia Farrow and filmmaker Woody Allen was a Rhodes Scholar and has a degree from Yale Law School where he was the editor of "The Yale Journal of International Affairs," the Los Angeles Times said. He also worked with UNICEF and as special adviser to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on global youth issues during the Arab Spring.

"I think what people crave is more involvement in the story," Farrow told The Hollywood Reporter about why he wants his own TV show.

"There has been a democratization of information. But what they still crave, and what I crave as a TV viewer, is a guide on how people can have agency in the story. And this show is all about empowering people to do that. People want a return to real democracy. They want to respond to these events [in Washington] that there is so much frustration about."

Ronan Farrow's name was recently in the news because his mother suggested in a magazine interview her late husband, entertainer Frank Sinatra not her ex-boyfriend Allen, could be Farrow's father.

Sinatra's wife has strongly denied the story.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Kourtney Kardashian's beau Scott Disick seen partying in Monte Carlo
Christopher Reeve's daughter gives birth to a son, names him Christopher
Ed Sheeran to act in new, medieval TV drama series
Corey Feldman, Paul Reubens, Patton Oswalt lend voices to 'Minecraft: Story Mode' characters
Pia Zadora and Cloris Leachman to trade lives for a week on 'Wife Swap'