Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm has quit the Dow Chemical Co.'s board of directors to host a political TV show on Al Gore's cable TV network.
Granholm, who joined the board of the largest U.S. chemical maker less than seven months ago, will launch The War Room on Current TV this January.
The five-night-per-week show will be something Democrats will love, but the far right will hate it, Granholm said in a Current TV statement.
The program will feature commentary by political insiders, opinion leaders and news makers.
It was best to make a clean break from some commitments in order to focus full time on the TV show, she said. Although, the former governor will continue to teach at the University of California, Berkeley.
The Current TV show requires of course a full-time presence in the San Francisco, Bay area and the travel associated with those commitments would have been very difficult, Granholm said on a conference call with reporters on Wednesday.
Andrew Liveris, Dow's chairman and chief executive, said, While the tenure was brief, [Granholm's] experience, perspective and contributions were beneficial, and we wish her well in her new endeavors.
The War Room with Jennifer Granholm will premiere in January at 9 p.m. ET, following Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Current network announced Wednesday.