Q&A with Alyona Minkovski
Alyona Minkovski discussed her television program, “The Alyona Show.” Formerly known as Russia Today, RT is a Russian… read more
Alyona Minkovski discussed her television program, “The Alyona Show.” Formerly known as Russia Today, RT is a Russian government funded media network. She talked about her program’s goal of examining the news not typically covered by traditional media outlets in the United States. She commented on segments of her hour long program which included “The Tool Time Award,” and “Alyona’s Happy Hour.” Topics on the program range from media coverage of Sarah Palin, to the proposed length of U.S. troop involvement in Afghanistan. She also talked about 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. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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