‘The Young Turks on Fusion’ Will Visit Miami as part of 12-week Series during Final Stretch of 2016 Presidential Campaign

The Young Turks Hosts Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola to Be Joined by FUSION’s Alicia Menendez and comedienne Aida Rodriguez.

 Miami, Oct 10, 2016The Young Turks on Fusion – the weekly, hour-long live election-focused show from TYT Network and FUSION – will broadcast live from Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Wolfson Campus on Oct. 10, at 8 p.m., marking the show’s fifth episode.

Hosts Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola of The Young Turks will be joined by FUSION host Alicia Menendez and comedienne Aida Rodriguez.  The episode, which will air on FUSION’s cable channel and digital properties, will focus on the presidential election.  The Young Turks on Fusion premiered on Sept. 12 live from the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism in Los Angeles. Hosted by Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola of The Young Turks and various voices from FUSION’s editorial team, ‘The Young Turks on Fusion’ aims to discuss the most important issues facing young people this election season.

From in-depth discussions on education reform and international terrorism, to man-on-the-street Q&As about the legalization of weed and game show segments, The Young Turks on Fusion is engaging college students and viewers nationwide leading up to the presidential election.

Following the show at Miami Dade College, The Young Turks will continue its nationwide tour:

  • Oct. 24 / Chicago / The University of Chicago Institute of Politics
  • Oct. 31 / New Orleans / Loyola University
  • Nov. 7 / Denver / University of Denver
  • Nov. 9 / Los Angeles / California State University, Northridge
  • Nov. 14 / Boston / Harvard Institute of Politics
  • Nov. 21 / Arizona / University of Arizona


“The Young Turks has always created a community for young people to engage with and discuss important news. Partnering with FUSION on this show allows us to speak directly to millennials and hit the road to hear straight from them on the issues they care about most,” said TYT Network Chief Business Officer Steve Oh. “We’re excited to partner with FUSION to bring our show in front of a live audience and to add linear TV to the many ways we are reaching our digitally-native, politically-minded viewers”.

“We are thrilled to have the smart, passionate, and authentic voices of The Young Turks joining our lineup this fall. They provide a perspective that is missing on television and share FUSION’s commitment to elevating conversations about the issues that matter most to the rising American mainstream,” said Keith Summa, SVP of Content and Programming for FUSION.

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TYT Network is the largest online news network in the world, covering politics, pop culture and lifestyle. TYT Network is one of YouTube’s top partner channels and has over 200 million views a month and more than 3 billion total views on The Young Turks YouTube channel and Facebook page. The Young Turks was named to Variety’s Fame-changers list, The Hollywood Reporter’s Next Gen 30 and has won the 2013, 2014, and 2015 People’s Voice Webby Awards for best news and politics series, 2011 News/Politics Shorty Award, Best Political Podcast 2009 at the Podcast Awards and Best Political News Site 2009 at the Mashable Awards. The show is No. 1 in News & Politics among millennials according to comScore, Tubular Labs and OpenSlate data. The Young Turks is the flagship show of the TYT Network, which includes What the Flick?!, Think Tank, TYT Sports, TYT Interviews, TYT Politics, PopTrigger, Nerd Alert and The Jimmy Dore Show.


Through impactful journalism and smart commentary, FUSION covers the stories that matter to the new, rising American mainstream. FUSION content is available across a broad range of platforms from cable television and to various OTT providers and social media channels. FUSION is a part of the Fusion Media Group, a division of Univision Communications Inc. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.


Ana Kasparian is a cohost of The Young Turks. She joined TYT as a fill-in producer in 2007 and has continually climbed through the ranks, eventually culminating in her position today as cohost.  Additionally, she served as producer and contributor for the Current TV show. During her tenure, the show has been honored for a variety of different accolades, including the 2011 People’s Voice Webby Award for “Best News & Political Series” as well as the 2009 “Best Political News Site” award. She’s a professor of journalism at California State University of Northridge, and is also a frequent contributor on Pivot’s Take Part Live. In 2016, Kasparian was included in Forbes 30under30 list.


John Iadarola is a cohost of The Young Turks and the host and creator of ThinkTank, TYT Network’s secondmost popular show. John also appears regularly on What The Flick, The Point, and nearly every show on the TYT network. John earned his BA in Political Science at the University of Connecticut and left a PhD program in Government at Texas at Austin to join The Young Turks. John has also appeared as a political commentator on HLN and Pivot TV.


Miami Dade College (MDC) is the higher education institution with the largest undergraduate enrollment in the America, with more than 165,000 students. It is also the nation’s top producer of Associate in Arts and Science degrees and awards more degrees to minorities than any other college or university in the country. The college’s eight campuses and outreach center offer more than 300 distinct degree pathways including several baccalaureate degrees in education, public safety, supervision and management, nursing, physician assistant studies, film, engineering, biological sciences, and others. In fact, its academic and workforce training programs are national models of excellence. MDC is also renowned for its rich cultural programming. It is home of the Miami Book Fair, Miami International Film Festival, the MDC Live Arts Performing Arts Series, the National Historic Landmark Miami Freedom Tower, a major sculpture park and large art gallery and theater systems. MDC has admitted more than 2,000,000 students and counting since it opened its doors in 1960. For more information please visit

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