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Megan McCain To Co-Host Pivot’s ‘TakePart Live’

PASADENA (January 11, 2014) – During a presentation today for television critics,Pivot (Pivot.tv), Participant Media’s TV network targeting Millennials (18-34), announced that it has expanded its relationship with Meghan McCain. Beginning this Spring, the New York Times best selling author, TV producer, commentator and outspoken daughter of Senator John McCain will join the network’s late night topical show “TakePart Live” as co-host, alongside Jacob Soboroff. The announcement was made by Evan Shapiro, President, Pivot.

“From the moment I started working with Pivot, I knew this was home. ‘Raising McCain’ was an unbelievable experience that gave me a platform to address issues important for my generation. Now I get to do it five nights a week!  I am really excited to be a part of “TakePart Live” and am grateful for all of the network’s support,” said McCain.

TakePart Live” decodes the events that make up the fabric of daily life for the Millennial generation while giving them a platform to get involved and take action in real-time at TakePart.com. The show, which launched with Pivot on August 1, 2013, recently celebrated its 100th episode.

“Meghan has a tremendous following and continues to win audiences on Pivot and beyond and, simply put, we wanted more of her,” said Shapiro. “This new role gives her a format to have a continuing dialogue with our audience about what most affects them, and – together with Jacob – offer perspectives from their generation.”

In the blitz of media that McCain commanded during “Raising McCain,” Politico touted her as “proud and outspoken about her beliefs,” the Guardian wrote: “For a Millennial Republican, it’s probably refreshing to see someone you can relate to. For a Millennial Democrat…it’s intriguing to see what a socially liberal Republican’s beliefs can really look like” and Slate called her “indefatigable, unembarrassable, fun to watch.”
About Pivot
Pivot (Pivot.tv), which launched nationally August 1, is a television network from Participant Media serving passionate Millennials (18-34) with a diverse slate of talent and a mix of original series, acquired programming, films and documentaries. Pivot focuses on entertainment that sparks conversation, inspires change and illuminates issues through engaging content and, through its website TakePart.com, connects audiences to a wealth of content and customizable actions. Pivot is available via traditional Pay TV subscription and integrating a Live and on demand streaming option via its interactive, downloadable Pivot APP. In both content and delivery, Pivot is TV for The New Greatest Generation. Follow Pivot on Twitter at@pivot_tv and on Facebook at facebook.com/pivottelevision.

About Participant Media
Participant (ParticipantMedia.com) is a global entertainment company founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll to focus on feature film, television, publishing and digital content that inspires social change. Participant’s more than 45 films include GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK, SYRIANA, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, FOOD, INC., WAITING FOR ‘SUPERMAN’, THE HELP, CONTAGION and LINCOLN. Through its films, social action campaigns, digital network TakePart.com and Pivot, its new television network for Millennials, Participant seeks to entertain, encourage and empower every individual to take action.