TV Junkie: Interview with Governor Jesse Ventura, Host of 'Conspiracy Theory'
Tonight marks the second season debut of truTV's "Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura" - their highest rated program last year. In the program Governor Jesse Ventura explores a number of conspiracy theories about our government actions and is backed up by a team of "investigators" who seem to fan out over the country to get other evidence to either back up or refute the theory. Of course, very little refutation goes on, no theory is really dispelled and the team of "investigators" seem to be little more than window dressing - but those failings don't mean that the act of asking the questions doesn't have merit. Ventura seems to relish his role in asking questions pointblank and when he is onscreen is when this show is at its best.At a time when it seems that the majority of the people in the United States, as well as the media outlets, seem to go along quietly with our military decisions as well as the history of how we got to the place we're at, it's actually refreshing to see someone out there pursuing some answers - not that Ventura is the only one doing it, but perhaps he has the highest profile. When it's a given that a handful of terrorists killed several thousand people and paralyzed the most powerful nation on earth, "Conspiracy Theory" does try to find a way to air some alternatives without them being positioned as crackpot ideas.