This weekend on Q&A, our guest is correspondent Alyona Minkovski, host of “The Alyona Show." Minkovski discusses her television program, shown weeknights at 6pm and 10pm on RT.
Minkovski talks about her program’s goal of examining the news not typically covered by traditional media outlets in the United States. She comments on segments of her hour long program which include “The Tool Time Award,” and “Alyona’s Happy Hour.”
Topics range from media coverage of Sarah Palin, to the proposed length of U.S. troop involvement in Afghanistan. She also discusses her parody of broadcaster Glenn Beck in one of her episodes.
Alyona Minkovski was born in Moscow and moved to the United States at age four. Her mother is Irina Rodnina, a three-time Olympic Gold medalist figure skater. She grew up in California and received a degree in Politics from The University of California, Santa Cruz. She began as an intern and then became a correspondent for Russia Today after her graduation from college.
Formerly known as Russia Today, RT is a Russian government funded media network.