Rev. Al Sharpton has started up his own media company to launch and produce a syndicated Sunday morning television show and print magazine.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sharpton's show, "Education Superhighway," will be unveiled Thursday morning during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 40th Annual Legislative Conference and will begin airing on Sept. 26. Each show will reportedly consist of news and roundtable discussions on a variety issues, but mostly revolving around education.
Sharpton has already booked some big names to help him get his program up and running. Confirmed guests include Bill Gates, Newt Gingrich, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers union.
Sharpton told THR that anything controversial about his new show will come from those who "want education to remain mediocre."
"If Newt Gingrich and I could tour the country together ... at the request of President Obama, and they are like oil and water ... then that shows that this is one issue that all Americans should unite over;" Sharpton said. "Newt and I don't agree on anything at all -- not even that today is Monday -- but we do agree that we have an education problem."
Later this month, education will also be a subject discussed by moviegoers. "Waiting for Superman," a documentary chronicling problems in the public and charter school systems will hit theaters Sept. 24.