News commentator/activist Van Jones is gearing up for the January 27 premiere his new show on CNN, and he’s recruited an entertainment giant as his first guest.
JAY-Z will appear on the debut The Van Jones Show to discuss the Grammy-nominated 4:44, and issues pertaining to social justice.
�4:44] is a real social justice classic, and I want to talk to him about that,� Jones said�to�Variety.
While the full guest roster for�The Van Jones Show�has yet to be announced, Jones�announced that sports figures, musicians, actors, and other entertainers will�have their place on the show.
“It used to be that politics were solely for us news nerds. That�s no longer the case,� he said. �Everything and everybody is now involved in politics in some way. Sports figures, musicians, actors are 100% engaged … Politics has taken over everything and everything has taken over politics � and the show will reflect that.�
Jones also explained that he wants his show�to tackle different perspectives.
�This is an opportunity to really reflect on where we are and where we are going,� Jones said. �We will have cultural icons and political leaders on the one hand, but we will also be going out into the country, talking to ordinary people.�
The Van Jones Show will debut on Saturday, January 27 at 7 p.m. on CNN and will appear twice each month.