Exclusive Andrew W.K. song on 'Fair Game'
Rock star Andrew W.K. was so inspired by a clip from the weekly political forum "The McLaughlin Group" that he put the words to music in a new song created especially for "Fair Game" from PRI with Faith Salie. Itâ€™s called â€œThe McLaughlin Groove.â€"The McLaughlin Group" is, in some ways, the godfather of TV punditry. It debuted in 1982, back when Tucker Carlson was but a glint in his mother's bowtie. It quickly established a format -- the bitter and impassioned roundtable breakdown -- that is now mirrored every day on every channel. And McLaughlin still does it better.
Nowadays "The McLaughlin Group" is working on a whole other level. The crazy analogies, the bald faced aggression -- it's not simple discourse anymore. The McLaughlin Group is operating on a level that is bigger than just words. That's why "Fair Game" is thrilled to welcome songwriter and rock star Andrew W. K., who was so inspired by Mclaughlin's artistry -- his POETRY -- that he's used it as the basis for a new rock song. Watch and listen:
"Fair Game" is a satirical news and entertainment, weekday evening program. Hosted by Faith Salie, possibly the only Rhodes Scholar who performs comedy intentionally, "Fair Game" covers the important stories of the day and features newsmaker and celebrity interviews, live music and regular appearances by the country's best comedians.