Career Moves

Montel Williams Switching to Politics?

Montel Williams did more than just launch a show on Air America this week. He kicked off a bid to change the tone of our national discourse. "There's so much anger behind it," he said of talk radio. "It brings the discussion down to a playground level, when what we need to do is lift the discussion up." Williams' grand plan involves seventeen years in at Air America and a stint in public office. "You're going to be listening to me to persuade others to do the right thing, and then I'm going to step up myself," said the host, who advocates the legalization of marijuana and suffers from multiple sclerosis, adding: "the best way to do something about it is through public service."