Fox News contributor Charles Payne is set to launch his own nationally syndicated radio talk show on Oct. 17 with a wish list of guests and a positive message for Americans feeling the bite of a difficult economy.
“I’m going to be honest with people so I’m not going to sugarcoat anything,” Payne tells Newsmax. “By the same token, I’m really worried about people giving up.”
Called “Payne Nation with Charles Payne,” the show will be produced in New York City from the Sun Broadcast Studios in the Fox News building and will air from 5-7 p.m. Monday-Friday. The show will feature hot topics of the day, interviews with newsmakers, listener call-ins and in-depth market summaries and financial recaps.
“There’s definitely a sense of urgency to sort of wake up as a nation and not just take it for granted that stuff is owed to us,” insists Payne, whose wish list of potential guests includes former Reagan Education Secretary Bill Bennett, chef Paula Deen, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
Payne says he also plans a segment in which he will provide stock tips and insight gleaned from his experience as CEO and principal analyst of Wall Street Strategies, an independent stock market research firm he founded in 1991.
Having talked to some of the Wall Street protesters, Payne says he has mixed emotions about the movement, which he chalks up to “whining.” He particularly objects to the tactic of bringing the protest to the homes of successful business people.
“I think for the most part the core at the beginning were a bunch of young kids who are afraid,” he says, adding that he is concerned that the movement is being hijacked by unions. “I think they are starting to hurt themselves with respect to credibility. They’re not the disadvantaged of the world. People in this town and in this country are a lot hungrier.”
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