‘It’s a pretty simple idea’: Tucker Carlson reveals the new primetime formula

Fans of Tucker Carlson’s new show are going to have the chance to be a part of it now that he’s launching a new segment.

It was announced last week that “Tucker Carlson Tonight” is taking Fox News’ 9 p.m. spot formerly held by Megyn Kelly.

Carlson will continue highlighting social media comments on the day’s news with one commenter being name “King for a Day,” according to Fox News.

100% ‘proof’ Donald Trump did NOT mock a reporter with a disability

“We’ll continue to enlist viewers to help uncover “News Abuse” — and you never know if he’ll make you the next “King for a Day,” a promo for the show read.


In a recent interview with Variety, Carlson shared some thoughts about what makes his show different:

On working for the two other cable networks who are now his competition:

“I don’t think we vote the same way,” Carlson says of both Maddow, who is part of a lineup of programs that tend to appeal to liberal viewers, and his other time-slot competitor, CNN’s Anderson Cooper. “But I like them, and I respect them. I take them seriously.”

On the show:

“I’m never interested in sucking up and I’m never interested in vigorous agreement. That’s not very elucidating. I want to press people to be direct, no matter who they are,” Carlson said during a recent interview. “The basic idea is I want to talk to people who are involved in events and who are knowledgeable. It’s a pretty simple idea. It has worked pretty well so far.”

“I don’t want to do a show where everyone is nodding in agreement. I don’t find that interesting. I would not watch it myself. I don’t think it adds much. I want to hear people from the other side. And this has been my frustration as a viewer: There’s not enough of that. There’s not enough robust, old-fashioned political debate.”


Social media users opined on what they want to do if they are ever really made a king for a day.

Wake up right! Receive our free morning news blast HERE


Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!

Success! Thank you for donating. Please share BPR content to help combat the lies.
Carmine Sabia


We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

PLEASE JOIN OUR NEW COMMENT SYSTEM! We love hearing from our readers and invite you to join us for feedback and great conversation. If you've commented with us before, we'll need you to re-input your email address for this. The public will not see it and we do not share it.

Latest Articles