The Young Turks is a four-hour talk radio show hosted by Cenk Uygur, combining politics, sex, news, pop culture, current affairs and personal stories. The show's motto is: "We don't make the news, we make the news sexy." On September 18, 2006, the show moved to Air America Radio for morning drive, 6-9AM ET, where it aired until January 15, 2008.
The show currently airs online weeknights 9-11P (with a third online-only hour) via their website, Air America's website, TidalTV and XM Radio (where it airs the next morning from 8-10A).
The Young Turks claims to be the first Internet TV news show. The video of the show is streamed daily on their website, and available for podcast. The show offers exclusive, web-only video content via their Youtube Channel. They have received multiple honors for Top Rated, Most Viewed, and Most Discussed clips on YouTube. They also offer weekly highlights. The Young Turks also offer a Members Only Postgame Show, an uncensored, web-only wrap-up show that is available only to Young Turks Members.
Prior to signing with Air America, the show was broadcast on Sirius Satellite Radio, on Sirius Left 146, weekdays from 6-9PM ET, and re-aired on Sirius Talk Central 148 from 12-2PM ET. The Young Turks are also carried by KFH (1330 AM/98.7 FM) in Wichita, Kansas from 7-9PM CT and webcast by RadioPower.org. MP3 archives are available at the show's website and The White Rose Society.
They were made famous for their 99 hour "Live, On Air Filibuster" conducted during the nomination of Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Since the inception of the show, it had been co-hosted by Ben Mankiewicz. It was announced on August 20, 2007, that Mankiewicz would leave the show and move to a new television show for TMZ.
Uygur often posts links to related Young Turks archives in his blog on The Huffington Post and AOL Newsbloggers.
Uygur and a former co-host Jill Pike also hosted a daily entertainment show named "The Absolute Truth", which was streamed via their website. "The Absolute Truth" last aired on June 15, 2007.
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