Newest reality TV host: Al Sharpton

Wednesday, June 30th 2004, 9:33 am
By: News On 6

(New York-AP) -- A TV reality show that guides people on career makeovers is starting with the host: Al Sharpton.

He failed in his last bid for a new job as president of the United States. Now he's going in a whole different direction.

Sharpton will host ``I Hate My Job'' premiering in the fall on Spike TV. The Viacom cable channel targets a young male audience.

Eight male contestants in the show will quit their jobs and work with two ``life counselors,'' Sharpton and California psychologist Stephanie Raye.

Sharpton and Raye will give them advice and weekly assignments. A panel will decide which contestants will continue each week.

Sharpton says he's ``the working man's (Donald) Trump.'' In Sharpton's words, ``He brings people into the penthouse. We bring them into the house.''