The Dylan Ratigan Show on MSNBC was a highly rated and controversial, make versus take, solution based talk show. The culture of The Dylan Ratigan Show looked beyond the finger pointing to align people and systems seizing new solutions for our country’s underlying problems. During it’s run, The Dylan Ratigan Show traveled the country from its Steel On Wheels tour to the recent 30 Million Jobs tour, bringing a higher quality of reporting to issues that no one else on in the news is addressing. The show’s goal helped people better understand the ramifications of the unholy alliance between big business and government in maintaining our current status quo. To help drive this point home, the show highlighted different issues, (banking, healthcare, trade, energy, education, political reform, among others) providing an antidote and offering solutions to these problems. The show helped bring about a call to action from people across the country, sharing their thoughts and sparking conversation to give the American people the debate they deserve. A lot of attention from the show had been spent on the process of hotspotting so the American people can understand how we can begin to identify the areas that require the most help and engineer a plan to begin redirecting our resources. We showed you how people like David Kennedy have used hotspotting to reduce violent crime in tough neighborhoods, how Dr. Brenner used hotspotting to drastically reduce healthcare costs in Camden, NJ by identifying the small percentage of the people who were causing the biggest cost to the system. The show went to Miami, FL to discuss the foreclosure crises in one of the hardest hit areas in the country to talk about how we need to redistribute this massive amount of debt to help spark our economy. We have had a range of people on the program, from conservatives to liberals, to businessmen, entrepreneurs, scientists, analysts and even “Cliff” from Cheers.
This is just a small sample of how The Dylan Ratigan Show helped educate the public about the day’s news and digs deeper than any other show on T.V. Dylan Ratigan started at Bloomberg where he hosted a daily morning show from 6am to 8am. After spending eight years at Bloomberg, where he rose to become the youngest ever Global Managing Editor, consolidating and overseeing the firms financial services coverage worldwide. Dylan left in 2003, to become a host at CNBC. In his five years at the network, he became the host of the flagship program, “Fast Money” which he co-created and dedicated long hours on the air leading up to and during the 2008 Financial Crisis. It was this work more than anything else in his career that gave him a clear perspective on how our values have shifted and the effect this has had on our country. He resigned from CNBC in the wake of the financial crises and took to the air on The Dylan Ratigan Show on MSNBC, to help Americans explore what happened and understand the how behind our financial collapse. This crisis occurred behind closed doors, in secret meetings, with no transparency where the corporations with all the money (the banks) used their power to create their own set of rules.
Dylan’s previous jobs put him in a unique position with access to the people behind the veils of secrecy that gave him incredible insight into what actually happened. He took this knowledge and used his platform as a host to look into other major issues like: Trade, health, learning, energy independence, and our political system. He discovered the same cultural toxicity of secrecy and two-sets of rules in full practice across the board. He turned his show into a place for people interested in dissecting the actual problems facing our country where real solutions are discussed to get at the heart of these complex issues. For example, Dylan found that in communities across America, people from all walks of life are using the old values of visibility, integrity and choice coupled with new tools to survey data. This practice is known as hot-spotting. It’s remarkable results in targeting problems, and providing the information to solve a variety of issues across the U.S. threatens the status quo of our archaic decision making systems. Dylan used his show to highlight how real solutions to serious problems plaguing our nation can be solved through hotspotting. He is focusing on advocating the cultural changes necessary to help this transition occur.