It was According to Newsom, "a political show without politicians. Meaning, I'm in politics, I'm on a network that's dominantly political, and I happen to believe, firmly, that for politics to change, public policy needs to change, meaning the best politics is the better idea. And, we cannot restrict ourselves in the political dialogue to sourcing ideas from the politicians and pundits."
On January 2nd, 2013 it was announced that the show was going off the air. According to his spokesman "The Gavin Newsom Show was a great opportunity for which he is grateful," spokesman Peter Ragone said in a prepared statement. "The lieutenant governor's's original agreement with Current is set to expire this month and he had already decided on moving in a new direction." According to his spokesman the departure was unrelated to Current's acquisition by Al Jazeera Media Network which happened around the same time.