Governor Jesse Ventura Working on New Project for truTV to Investigate Conspiracy Theories

Governor Jesse Ventura Working on New Project for truTV to Investigate Conspiracy Theories

Monday September 29, 2:44 pm ET

Pilot From A. Smith & Co. Productions Begins Shooting Next Month

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Jesse Ventura, a man who has lived a dangerous life, is about to explore mysteries behind the most compelling modern day conspiracy theories for truTV. Production of a pilot featuring Ventura begins in October. The project comes to truTV from A. Smith & Co. Productions.

Ventura will travel across the country, investigating cases and getting input from believers and skeptics to make a final determination about a theory's validity.

Ventura embodies truTV's promise to bring viewers real-life, high-stakes action and fascinating characters. Ventura was a U.S. Navy frogman/SEAL; a famous professional wrestler; mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minn.; and governor of Minnesota. All the while, Ventura maintained his reputation as a rebel and free-thinker.

Ventura is passionate about the world of conspiracy theories and holds non-traditional opinions on many of them. He has no qualms about questioning authority and seeking truth. No matter how dangerous, who is involved or what is uncovered, Ventura will hunt down answers, plunging viewers into a world of secret meetings, midnight surveillance, shifty characters and dark forces.

Ventura stated "I've been a mayor; I've been a governor. Now, I get to be a detective, and seek the truth."

"We are thrilled to be working with Jesse Ventura and with our production partners at A. Smith & Co.," said Marc Juris, executive vice president and general manager at truTV. "Jesse is a savvy, high-energy and highly intellectual person. Above all, he's someone who is as real as they come."

"This show will tackle some of the most popular conspiracy theories. Who better than Jesse Ventura to get to the bottom of each and reveal the truth?" said executive producer Arthur Smith of A. Smith & Co. "There is also no better place to exhibit the show than on truTV, which has an audience prepared to join Jesse on each of his investigations."

The pilot will be executive-produced by Arthur Smith, Kent Weed and Frank Sinton of A. Smith & Co. and by Michael Braverman and Barry Bloom of the Braverman/Bloom Co. Ventura will serve as producer. For truTV, Robyn Hutt is the executive in charge of production. David Schiff, A. Smith & Co.'s vice president of production and development, will oversee the project for the company.

Founded by Arthur Smith and Kent Weed in 2000, A. Smith & Co. Productions generates some of the most innovative, highly rated and high-quality unscripted programming for the domestic and international television marketplace. Since its launch, the company has created over 500 hours of programming and developed and produced the number one show in America an astonishing 12 times and a top five show over 50 times. The company's current production slate includes the Emmy®-nominated hit show Hell's Kitchen, as well as Kitchen Nightmares with Chef Gordon Ramsay, I Survived a Japanese Game Show, Trading Spaces with host Paige Davis, the critically acclaimed documentary series American Gangster and UFC Countdown.

truTV is television's destination for real-life stories told from an exciting and dramatic first-person perspective. Currently seen in 91 million U.S. households and enjoying more than a year of solid and consistent ratings growth, truTV features high-stakes, action-packed originals that give viewers access to places and situations they can't normally experience. Among truTV's primetime fan favorites are the original series Smoking Gun Presents; Most Daring; Speeders; Ocean Force; Principal's Office; Forensic Files; and Dominick Dunne's Power, Privilege and Justice. During the daytime, the channel features expert trial coverage under the name IN SESSION.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

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Thanks David Slesinger...

for sending in the news tip.

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Could be bad news and a set-up for Jesse....

Turner produced this excellent CIA expose...

But I think this may have been prior to the Time ownership.

Any producers that screw with Ventura have to consider that they could be body-slammed.

But not until he first delivers ...

a flying drop-kick followed by a pile driver!

"But truthfully, I don't really know. We've had trouble getting a handle on Building No. 7."
~Dr. Shyam Sunder - Acting Dir. Bldg. & Fire Research Lab. (NIST)
"We are [still] unable to provide a full explanation of the total collapse." (NIST)

Thanks, Rep!

This is a very interesting doc to say the least. Makes you wonder when some of the operatives from 9-11 will start coming out en masse. At least, that is the hope in my mind. This is eye-opening stuff...

"Any producers that screw

"Any producers that screw with Ventura have to consider that they could be body-slammed."


I can't wait

to see this it is going to be awesome!

Contact your represenatives!

Ventura appeals to a diverse audience

Even those who already think he is crazy will listen, and some of it will sink in.

Let's hope he has final edit rights on his own conclusions.
"Viewpoints expressed are solely the opinion of Jesse Ventura and his guests, and not endorsed by Time Warner, Turner Broadcasting, A. Smith & Co. Productions, TruTV or any local affiliates."

Troubling goal...

Truthers...let's beware of the following:

" make a FINAL DETERMINATION about a theory's validity." [ caps added for emphasis]

Pretty strong stuff...the kinda stuff that Truthers have been dealing with since 9/11/2001...but from the HI PERPS covering their tails...

Beware the "bracketeers", the "gatekeepers", the "experts", the "deciders"...

Jesse Ventura...Semper Fi...

James Fetzer...Semper Fi...

Oliver North...Semper Fi...

No such thing as an "X" Marine...

The 9/11 Truth Movement has to go right through their former? paymasters at the Pentagon to get to the truth...

Expository movements have seen all of this kinda "stuff" before...and they/we still are...

Beware fellow Truthers...and we are collectively better than all those noted above...

Was it Marines who dropped out of the Trojan Horse?

Love, Peace and Progress with:


Robin Hordon

Jesse Ventura - media


The Referees better stay out of the fray! They'll be tossed out of the ring! My money is on "Ventura: The Truth Venturer".

Conspiracy theories...

"Governor Jesse Ventura... Investigate Conspiracy Theories... mysteries behind the most compelling modern day conspiracy theories... final determination about a theory's validity... Ventura is passionate about the world of conspiracy theories... world of secret meetings, midnight surveillance, shifty characters and dark forces... some of the most popular conspiracy theories..."

You'll excuse my skepticism about a show that is about "conspiracy theories"... it's not a "theory" that NORAD lied. Framing a controversial issue around "theories" is how they make fun of the issue. It's a gatekeeper term.

Speculating about Trojan horses doesn't accomplish anything, IMO; fair criticism is always healthy, unsupported allegations are not. I would still encourage people to criticize him for his relationship/friendship with Fetzer and others (it's past time to toss away the poison pills), but Ventura has shown himself to be a good speaker about 9/11, so far.
A 9/11/2008 Resolution: Start Your Own 9/11 Blog

Letter to Jesse Ventura

Smith and Co.

Governor Ventura can blow the lid off 9/11 by pursuing two little words, mentioned by former Senator Bob Graham and by sitting senator Byron Dorgan in an amendment. The two words are:

"foreign governments"

Here is former Senator Graham on PBS, December 11, 2002:

"...I was surprised at the evidence that there were foreign governments
involved in facilitating the activities of at least some of the terrorists in the United States."

Senator Byron Dorgan (N.Dakota) sponsored a resolution in 2003 which also uses this term:

" (a) Findings.--The Senate finds that--
(1) The President has prevented the release to the American public of 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 2001.
(2) The contents of the redacted pages discuss sources of foreign support for some of the September 11th hijackers while they were in the United States.
(3) The Administration's decision to classify this
information prevents the American people from having access to information about the involvement of certain foreign governments in the terrorist attacks of September 2001."

-Congressional Record: October 28, 2003 (Senate)
Page S13349-S13372 11

We know for a fact that Saudi Arabia is one of the "governments," because Omar Bayoumi (who lived wtih two alleged hijackers for over a year and paid their rent) was a Saudi government agent, who kept in constant contact with their embassy:

California Resident Who Helped 9/11 Hijackers Was Closely Linked To Saudi Government

2002-04-15: FBI Letterhead Memorandum, Omar Al Bayoumi Contacts With Saudi Government

Just talking about these matters and the obvious implication of "treason" could create a controversy so large that fuller investigations into 9/11 must follow.

Former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds has also told of foreign governments influencing FBI investigations, and of corruption in the FBI.


The 9/11 Commission explicitly lied about "foreign governments" supporting the alleged hijackers.

70 Disturbing Facts About 9/11

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