Fox Business Network announcedfox-business-news__120210051808 today it will debut The Independents, a new primetime program hosted by Lisa Kennedy Montgomery, on Monday, December 9. The program, which will appear Monday through Wednesday and Friday nights at 9 PM ET, will feature a roundtable discussion on the news of the day “with a special emphasis on the protection of economic and civil liberties..”

Kennedy will be joined by co-hosts: Reason magazine’s Matt Welch and America’s Future Foundation’s Kmele Foster, as well as a rotating panel of experts. The new program replaces the rerun showing of The Willis Report (FBN’s Stossel, hosted by John Stossel, will continue to appear at 9 PM ET on Thursdays). With the addition of The Independents, FBN will now be live each weekday from 6 AM to 10 PM.

Kennedy joined FBN as a contributor and special correspondent to Stossel in 2012. She is the author of two books: The Kennedy Chronicles: The Golden Age Of MTV Through Rose-Colored Glasses (She got her start in television as an MTV VJ in the early 90′s) and Hey Ladies! Tales And Tips For Curious Girls. She is also the host of Music In The Morning w/ Kennedy on 98.7FM Los Angeles Alternative radio and serves as a contributor to Reason.com.

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