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Julian Assange says he's launching TV talk show

January 24, 2012 12:34:39 AM PST
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange announced that he plans to launch a television talk show built around the theme of "the world tomorrow."

The cyber-transparency activist promises to give viewers more controversy in his show.

The show's guests have not yet been disclosed.

According to a statement posted on WikiLeaks, Assange will "draw together controversial voices from across the political spectrum" and challenge them on their vision of world affairs.

"Through this series, I will explore the possibilities for our future in conversations with those who are shaping it. Are we heading towards utopia, or dystopia and how we can set our paths? This is an exciting opportunity to discuss the vision of my guests in a new style of show that examines their philosophies and struggles in a deeper and clearer way than has been done before," Assange said in the statement.

WikiLeaks said that the show would begin airing in mid-March, although how the show will be produced and who will carry it are open questions.

It was not clear if Assange will be free to host the show. He's currently fighting extradition to Sweden, where he's wanted over sex crimes allegations, and U.S. officials are still weighing possible charges linked to his attention-grabbing leaks.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.