Baldwin’s Russian Link

(Above: Stephen Baldwin. Source: screenshot)

Stephen Baldwin, Alec’s Trump-supporting conservative brother, launched a new series yesterday on RT, just a couple of weeks after the Russian-owned channel registered as a foreign agent in the US.

Baldwin’s The Great American Pilgrimage (or GAP) has the same aim as liberal Sarah Silverman’s current Hulu series, I Love You, America:  To bring Americans together following what RT calls “its most controversial Presidential election.”

In the 16-episode series, described as a cross between A&E’s Duck Dynasty and CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, Baldwin and “sidekick” Max Keiser jump in an RV to journey across the US, “have some fun, meet everyday Americans, …see how things got so crazy, and hopefully start to bridge the GAP.”

New half-hours of The Great American Pilgrimage will debut every Sunday on Here’s the premiere, titled “The Merchants of Venice”:

Keiser, described by Baldwin as a “famous financial guru,” also hosts RT’s The Keiser Report. The channel’s other content includes two series from former CNN stalwart Larry King, a nightly primetime news show with former MSNBC liberal host Ed Schultz, a weekly show with former wrestler and Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura, and Redacted Tonight, a weekly satirical news show with comedian Lee Camp. For a complete list of RT’s offerings, visit

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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