Coming soon: Ron Paul TV

Aug 8, 2013 6:00am

GTY ron paul dm 130807 16x9 608 Coming soon: Ron Paul TV

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The former Texas congressman Ron Paul may have left his long career in politics, but he isn’t leaving his avid followers hanging.

In just a few short weeks, they’ll be able to catch all the Ron Paul they want on his new WebTV channel, slated to launch on Aug. 12.

“I will have several programs a week, and if it goes well, there’ll be more,” Paul told ABC News’ Reena Ninan in an interview. “And it’s trying to use the vehicle that has been available to me for five or six years where, especially young people, want to know what my opinion is about the freedom we have lost and what we can do to restore it.”

For as little as $9.95 a month, Paul is offering unlimited access to the live and on demand programming—ad free, and mainstream-media free.

“No advertisers, no corporate agenda — just the truth delivered exclusively to subscribers like you,” boasts the new website.

It has been more than a year since the effective end of his failed presidential bid in 2012. Since then, Paul ended his own congressional career and has kept a relatively low profile in the public sphere. Meanwhile, his son, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, has seen his profile rise dramatically as one of the Senate’s resident Tea Party agitators.

And the libertarian ideology they both share has also risen in popularity.

Paul says he has already harnessed some of the grassroots support that fueled his presidential bid into this new venture. According to a press release, more than 200,000 people have signed up for information about the channel.

“It’s going to be something like nothing you’ve ever seen before on mainstream media,” Paul says in a video message on the channel’s website. “I’m really excited about it because it really gives me an opportunity to do what I love doing, and that is spreading the message of liberty.”


 

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