The Young Turks

TYT Network is a Multi-Channel Network of online video talk shows, consisting mostly of TYT owned-and-operated shows and a select group of outside partners.The network generates over 30 million views per month and has over a billion lifetime views. The flagship program in the network is The Young Turks, hosted by Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian. The Young Turks is the largest online news show in the world, covering politics, economics, pop culture, social trends and lifestyle.

Young Turk (n)
1. Young progressive or insurgent member of an institution, movement, or political party.
2. Young person who rebels against authority or societal expectations.

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May 232013

The Young Turks deconstruct the statistics behind West's new song, New Slaves.

from The Young Turks and Saturday Night Live

Rap star Kanye West has a new song with a message about private prisons and the disproportionate numbers of black men inside them, as well as the punishments they have to face. Will he shine a light on the corrupt private prisons system?

Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola (TYT University), and Cara Santa Maria discuss West's song.

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Kanye West performs New Slaves on Saturday Night Live

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May 132013

Elizabeth Warren introduces Student Loan Fairness Act.

from The Young Turks

"Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has just introduced a new bill, the Bank on Students Loan Fairness Act, to offer student loans at the same rates that the Federal Reserve charges big banks through its discount window lending program. At the moment, that rate is about 0.75 percent. The rates on federally guaranteed student loans, meanwhile, is set to double to 6.8 percent this summer."*

Elizabeth Warren introduced her first bill as senator– and it would effectively make the student loan interest rate the very same rate bankers enjoy. Could this draw more attention to the big banks?

Cenk Uygur, Michael Shure (The War Room), and John Iadarola (TYT University) discuss Elizabeth Warren's Bill.

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Apr 292013

US Senator rises in polls after supporting background checks.

from The Young Turks

Republican Senator Pat Toomey is seeing record highs in his approval ratings ever since he supported background checks. Senator Kelly Ayotte, a Democrat, is plummeting in the polls ever since she opposed background checks. Are the voters opinions more powerful than the NRA's money? Cenk Uygur, Jimmy Dore, and John Iadarola break it down.

TYT news team discusses the value of poll results vs NRA funding.

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Apr 082013

Students organized their own integrated prom, but segregated proms continue too.

from The Young Turks

"This seems hard to believe in 2013, but students at Wilcox County High School in Georgia have long held segregated proms — one for blacks and one for whites. This year a group of black and white teens who have been friends for years are fighting for a fully integrated prom. But it hasn't been easy…."

from a Washington Post blog

The Young Turks discuss the implications of police upholding segregated proms.

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Mar 252013

The Young Turks discuss Maryland's proposal to change marijuana laws.

with Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola

A medical marijuana bill is advancing in the Maryland House, and may become law. One change would be to replace an arrest for being caught with pot to just being a fine. How much good does it do to our economies and our justice system if we cut out those arrests and sentences? Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola (TYT University) discuss.

Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola on the implications of decriminalization.

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