Inaugural Guests Set For NewsNation’s ‘Banfield’

Aaron Sorkin, Bryan Cranston and Robin Wright headline first week’s guests. Ashleigh Banfield’s new hour-long talk show debuts March 1 at 10 p.m.


TVN Executive Session | ‘Banfield’ To Target ‘Unserved’ Moderate Viewers

Veteran anchor Ashleigh Banfield will helm an eponymous new primetime interview show for Nexstar’s WGN America in March. Her value proposition: offering an in-depth, quieter retreat from the ideological echo chambers elsewhere on cable news. “Eventually, you need a cleanse,” she says. Note: This story is available to TVNewsCheck Premium members only. If you would like to upgrade your free TVNewsCheck membership to Premium now, you can visit your Member Home Page, available when you log in at the very top right corner of the site or in the Stay Connected Box that appears in the right column of virtually every page on the site. If you don’t see Member Home, you will need to click Log In or Subscribe.

Ashleigh Banfield Joining WGN America

She will host Banfield, an hour-long news/talk show, weeknights at 10 p.m. ET beginning March 1 on Nexstar’s cable network.