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.

NewsNation, Nexstar’s cable network reaching 75 million television households, today announced a line-up of celebrity guests for the first week of its flagship news and talk show, Banfield, including Academy Award-winning filmmaker Aaron Sorkin and actors Bryan Cranston and Robin Wright. Hosted by veteran journalist Ashleigh Banfield, Banfield begins airing on NewsNation, formerly known as WGN America, weeknights at 10 p.m. ET on March 1.

In her hour-long show, Banfield will conduct in-depth interviews with a single newsmaker, politician, or celebrity guest every weeknight. The March 1 premiere will feature Sorkin, known for The West Wing, Newsroom, The Social Network and his latest movie, The Chicago 7.

Bryan Cranston and Robin Wright will appear later during the week. Upcoming guests include television commentator Keith Olbermann, TV host Mike Rowe, comedy director David Zucker and Instagram sensation Katie Cole.

Banfield is part of NewsNation’s recently announced programming expansion, premiering on March 1 with two other new shows: NewsNation Early Edition with Nichole Berlie at 6 p.m. ET and The Donlon Report at 7 p.m. ET.


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