Big News! Freedom Watch w/ Judge Napolitano TV debut date and first guests

It was announced awhile ago that Freedom Watch with Judge Andrew Napolitano would be moving to the Fox Business Channel. Now we’ve received word about when it will air and a few more details on the new show.

The latest word is that the first show will air at 10am Eastern on Saturday June 12th with rebroadcasts at 8pm that day and again on Sunday at 8pm and 11pm.

The first show promises to be a great one with Ron Paul and Sarah Palin (and others) expected to take part in a “Tea Party Summit”.

June 12th, 2010 will be a great day for liberty! Get everyone you know to watch the show. Spread the word!

NOTE: If your cable supplier does not carry Fox Business Channel then contact them and ask them to do so today!



  1. LibertyorDeath Said,

    June 5, 2010 @ 3:27 am

    Sarah Palin? really? I thought this show was for libertarians, not social conservatives who support TARP and other blatant acts of mass theft.

  2. aaaaaaab Said,

    June 4, 2010 @ 11:32 pm

    it's OK to have statists to debate them. we don't want an echo chamber.

  3. insurgent Said,

    June 5, 2010 @ 4:59 am

    Thank God! I already cancelled by Brian and the Judge podcast subscription since it's now just Kilmeade and Friends. No offence to Brian but I only subscribed for the Judge. How awesome would it be if JudgeNap and Stossel had a radio show together?

  4. Bob Robertson Said,

    June 5, 2010 @ 12:09 pm

    I sincerely hope that the show continues to be put online here, since there are a great many of us who don’t get Fox Business.

  5. Maltheus Said,

    June 5, 2010 @ 4:21 pm

    Oh well, there goes my favorite show! Hopefully someone will youtube it, since I'm not upgrading to a premier package just to watch it. Meanwhile, at the cheaper channel packages, I get to subsidize Joe Blow with his 100+ different sports channels (ESPN costing far more than any other channel). I would love for a provider to make available a starter package for adults, with all the news channels. But if I can't get this online, then this news is a cancellation notice for me. Although, if Sarah Palin is a guest, I may not end up caring much.

  6. Maltheus Said,

    June 5, 2010 @ 5:11 pm

    I'd very much love to see more intelligent debate, but I don't think Sarah Palin is a worthy foil to that end.

  7. Silas Dogood Said,

    June 5, 2010 @ 11:01 pm

    I'm surprised to hear that Sarah Palin will be a first guest, but I have to admit I am sort of excited. Lots of people look up to Palin and since she endorsed Rand Paul it will be an interesting conversation. I am going to watch it for sure!

    Do you think they will talk about what they agree and disagree on? I sure hope so, it would be so nice to finally have an open dialogue with social conservatives on "our turf" if you know what I mean. I think people who are so close minded as to write off people totally who reach out to you with major endorsements, then you likely have diplomatic skill of a turnip.

    I am a libertarian, and I don't agree with much of what Palin says and certainly don't think she should be president. But, she pisses of liberals, loves guns, is very attractive and was the governor of Alaska for goodness sakes. If Sarah Palin is coming on TV with Ron Paul and the Judge for a Tea Party summit then I am freaking excited to watch it!

  8. Brad Said,

    June 5, 2010 @ 11:05 pm

    I guess if we don't get Fox Business we should demand it :) Dish Networks offers it but not without paying for the America's Top 250 @ 65 clams a month.

  9. Karen M. Said,

    June 6, 2010 @ 3:20 am

    Great news, can't wait. Now "Stossel" and "Freedom Watch" will be the ONLY shows I watch on the tube!

  10. langa Said,

    June 6, 2010 @ 8:49 am

    Subsidize Joe Blow? What are you talking about? ESPN costs more than other channels because there's more demand for it. It's called the free market. It actually sounds like you're the one looking for a subsidy. You want "Joe Blow" to pay extra for the "news" channels so you and your elitist friends can get your daily dose of government propaganda. If you really like the Judge so much, why not try reading some of the books he recommends, so you can learn what a subsidy really is.

  11. StopTheBS Said,

    June 7, 2010 @ 5:23 am

    I'm excited about a liberty-based show with some intellectual firepower. I see Judge Napolitano as the sort of personality that can rope in numerous Palin followers, if not Palin herself.

    I'd even be happy if the Palin/Tea Party/Independent crowd – who are often very aggressive regarding foreign policy – were to agree to only support officeholders and/or candidiates who vow to only deploy troops with a declaration of war (as the Constitution requires).

  12. whoor Said,

    June 7, 2010 @ 9:38 am

    Listen up. Palin has come a long way. I think she woke up to what is going on when McCain's people tried to use her. last election. She quit politics , found out who the real Leader of the Republic is and joint the Tea party movement
    in Support of WE THE PEOPLE.

    I know she sounded silly for a while but you know what. The more people join the tea party to stand against the CRONY SYSTEM the better it will be for the average person.

    This is what I beleive.
    No world government
    no new world order
    no globalized currency

    The more we move away from our constitution and bill of rights in favor of globalization, the worse things become for us.

    globalized citizenship is a bad pipe dream of the elite.

    It don't work, it wont work and it just makes everything worse.

  13. WHOOR Said,

    June 7, 2010 @ 9:40 am


  14. Joe Said,

    June 7, 2010 @ 1:14 pm

    If Fox wants any changes made (such as the content discussed or what guests are invited) to Freedom Watch due to the TV switch, then I propose Freedom Watch stays an internet show.

    Judge, if as a result of this TV show "upgrade", you are being restricted and micromanaged, please don't make the change! You and your show are a breath of fresh air and a diamond in the rough on Fox and all the main stream media.

  15. MRB Said,

    June 7, 2010 @ 2:32 pm

    That would be cool!!

  16. MRB Said,

    June 7, 2010 @ 2:33 pm

    Well, I have the same problem watching Stossel.

    they put up parts of his show on his website, but I understand past shows are put up in their entirety on hulu, but a couple of weeks after. Maybe the same for FW.

  17. Shawn Said,

    June 7, 2010 @ 11:28 am

    Palin and Paul is must see TV! This will go a long way to getting Dr. Paul some exposure to the rank and file… hopefully he will talk some sense into her in the process. Until she withdraws her support for “Press Conference Perry”, she will be suspect in my eyes.

  18. jhonsun Said,

    June 7, 2010 @ 10:26 pm

    I second that. I don't get FBN and I can't exactly be adding to my monthly bills at this point in time.

  19. More guests for the Freedom Watch Tea Party Summit: Rand Paul, Jim DeMint, others Said,

    June 7, 2010 @ 8:32 pm

    [...] Napolitano for his Freedom Watch television debut will be a few more stellar guests. Earlier it was announced that Ron Paul and Sarah Palin would be joining the [...]

  20. Charlie Said,

    June 8, 2010 @ 3:45 am

    Best of luck, You Honor. I'm disappointed that I won't be watching your inaugural show. Mrs. Palin is not someone that I care to watch or listen to. Now, alternatively, Doctor karen Kwiatkowski would be a get worth getting.

  21. Maltheus Said,

    June 9, 2010 @ 1:03 am

    That's correct, I'm subsidizing sports viewers who don't have to pay the full costs of their expensive ESPN. I'm not asking sports viewers to subsidize my news channels, I just want to pay for what I watch and they can pay for what they watch. If I only had to pay for the channels I wanted, my bill would be much cheaper and their bill would be much more expensive. Maybe you should go back to some of those books you seem so proud of and double check your understanding of subsidies.

  22. langa Said,

    June 9, 2010 @ 5:57 am

    Obviously, I was being sarcastic. You don't actually need to read any fancy books to know what a subsidy is. Heck, I bet even an idiot like Palin has a pretty good idea. You, however seem to be totally clueless, so I'll spell it out for you.

    A "subsidy" is a (direct or indirect) payment made (usually by government) to a particular industry, in order to produce an outcome that would not occur in a true free market. Examples would include paying farmers to grow crops that they otherwise wouldn't or even worse, to destroy crops that they have already grown, in order to artificially raise prices by artificially lowering supply. Another example would be protectionist tariffs, which act as a subsidy to domestic industries, by artificially raising the prices of their foreign competitors. These subsidies are used to prop up unprofitable firms.

    ESPN, however, does not need subsidies, because it's already tremendously profitable, not because customers are forced to pay for it as part of a bundle of channels, but rather, because the programming that it offers is in high demand. If you don't believe that, look at its ratings, which are higher than those of virtually any other cable channel. In fact, being bundled with ESPN actually helps the other channels, many of which would be unprofitable if they were unable to ride ESPN's coattails. So, even if one accepts your ridiculous definition of "subsidy", it is ESPN that is "subsidizing" the other channels, rather than the reverse.

    Oh, and how silly of me to be proud of having read books by serious thinkers. I'm sure it's much better to get one's information by listening to the propaganda propagated by Hannity, Limbaugh, Beck, Maddow, Matthews, Olbermann, and the other denizens of your precious "news" channels.

  23. falling Said,

    June 10, 2010 @ 9:54 pm

    Judge, I am really looking forward to your new show! I don't understand why so many on this board say they refuse to listen to what Palin has to say. What are they afraid of? If we aren't willing to listen to EVERYONE's opinion how do we grow in our own life? I have my own strong political beliefs but I know that while there are some who completely agree with me, some who completely disagree with me, and others who have some common beliefs…but there is no one I could not learn something from when we have a civil discussion!

  24. Mike Said,

    June 11, 2010 @ 2:17 am

    Sarah Palin is a Bill Kristal Neocon, who's intention is to absorb the Tea Party into the Borg Collective of the Neocon Republican Party, Palin and Tea Party should not be uttered in the same sentence

  25. John @ AbleAmerican Said,

    June 11, 2010 @ 3:06 pm

    with your head in the anal cavity's understandable re: your comments about Sarah Palin..

  26. JOHN SHARP Said,

    June 11, 2010 @ 11:21 am

    Just want you to know that YOU are NOT ALONE in your beliefs & that Sarah Palin, along with Glenn Beck, Judge Andrew Napalitano , ( who should be on the "Supreme Court Bench" ) Hannity & Fox News..are bringing to light the CHALLENGES our country is facing due to the MALIGNANCY of the Obama Administrations progressive & socialistic agenda to "fundamentally change America" undermining & circumventing to TRUE BASIS of OUR CONSTITUTION & BILL OF RIGHTS..GET OUT THE VOTE IN 2010 & 2012 TO RID THIS MALIGNANCY..BOTH IN WASHINGTON D.C. & IN YOUR LOCAL GOV'T.

  27. John @ Able American Said,

    June 11, 2010 @ 3:28 pm

    "Sorry, Charlie"…The "light" up where you keep your head must be extremely dark..or you have an "ostrich-itis" malady..

  28. John @ Able American Said,

    June 11, 2010 @ 11:35 am

    "Mikey" must be part of that "electorate" that installed the "Prince of Fools" & his unconstitutionally based progressive & socialistic agenda administration to "fundamentally change America" into the white house..Know that steps are being taken to CORRECT this MASSIVE INJUSTICE come 2010 & 2012..Did you happen to catch ANY of the beginning last Tuesday??

  29. T-W Said,

    June 11, 2010 @ 3:57 pm

    Hello Judge, looking forward to show. I would like to hear your views of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 in contrast to Ron Paul's view. Keep it real, stand on the truth and don't be bias and I will be a loyal fan.

  30. Mike Said,

    June 11, 2010 @ 5:20 pm

    I am not foolish enough to vote for my own opressor

  31. Mike Said,

    June 11, 2010 @ 5:23 pm

    What part of Sarah Palin is Liberatarian??? She is a NeoCON

  32. LibertarianMike Said,

    June 11, 2010 @ 5:37 pm

    According to you, everyone has their head up their ass.

  33. Mike Said,

    June 11, 2010 @ 11:37 pm

    I love the Judge and Ron Paul and I said Sarah Palin is a NeoCon and doesn't fit into the Tea Party and was Flamed and told I voted for the current administration and I my head is up my rectum ad nausium. When Sarah Palin supported Rick Perry over Debra Medina, the Tea Party Candidate, she showed her true colors along with Glen Beck who ambushed her. Are there any Libertarians here or is everyone big government republicans?????? I thought this was about the TEA PARTY????

  34. Mike Said,

    June 12, 2010 @ 3:01 am

    "Johnny" You are a TROLL or cannot read or don't understand what a NeoCon is and if you think "CORRECT this MASSIVE INJUSTICE come 2010 & 2012" is the answer and the republicans are going to do anything other than "Status Quo" you are delusional

  35. Mike Said,

    June 12, 2010 @ 3:09 am

    Johnny, I see you are a TROLL and a disruptor

  36. Mike Said,

    June 12, 2010 @ 3:32 am

    "JOHNNY" you are a disruptor and a TROLL

  37. Gary Said,

    June 12, 2010 @ 3:18 pm

    First show is a home run. Great guests. We conservatives love Rand Paul in Ky. I look forward to future shows when "The Judge" takes on other judges and their lack of respect for the constitution.

  38. Gary Said,

    June 12, 2010 @ 11:25 am

    Andrew Napolitano is by far and away, the best interviewer on TV. Every politician running for office should have to face the kind of fast and tough questions posed by Andy.

    To all the executives at FOX: this show belongs on the air daily instead of weekly. Fox has another “winner” on it’s hands. Go Judge, Go !! YOU DA MAN !!!

  39. Paul Said,

    June 12, 2010 @ 3:48 pm

    Did the show air this morning at 10am. I missed it.

  40. Myrna Said,

    June 12, 2010 @ 4:03 pm

    I can't access Andrew Napolitano's new show "Freedom Watch" on Direct TV. I checked the guide for Direct TV for Sat., June 12, and it's not listed for the day or evening.

    Any suggestions on what I should do? Thank you.

  41. P. D. E., MD Said,

    June 12, 2010 @ 12:24 pm

    A breath of fresh air Judge. This is what we and we need more lawyers likeyou.
    Somebody who will stand against the tide of socialism and big government. We want our freedom back. Go for it Judge or maybe you will enter the polital arena.
    What doyou think?

  42. paul Said,

    June 12, 2010 @ 4:51 pm

    I couldnt see the show either on Cable in Westchester unless I missed it. Was it on FNCHD? -at 10:00am there was just Fox News.

  43. Lew Rockwell Fan Said,

    June 12, 2010 @ 8:18 pm

    i trust the judge more than anyone else in the media, but having palin as a first guest is kind of disgusting.

    palin is just a neocon/establishment tool used to destroy the tea party.

    our interventionist foreign policy is one of the root causes of our economic problems, yet while some want smaller government they have nothing against the military industrial complex. sick.

  44. freeme Said,

    June 13, 2010 @ 12:55 am

    I went to FOX CABLE NEWS online, and found nothing about this new show, I even searched the title FREEDOM WATCH….still nothing.
    I googled FREEDOM WATCH ON FOX CABLE NEWS to get here! Perhaps it is my CABLE COMPANY TIME WARNER that continues to filter out WHAT THAT DONT WANT US TO SEE HERE IN LOS ANGELES?

  45. Edward Mike Said,

    June 12, 2010 @ 9:30 pm

    I watched. Many years ago I was on a debate team. The “fair and balanced” (gasp)spokesperson for the Democratic Party so blatantly distorted the facts that you have to stare in disbelief. He abjectly misquoted Sarah Palin, who had spoken several minutes before. He stated that few members of the TEA Party actually turn out and stated that only 1,000 came to Washington to protest the Health Care bill. I was there and, on a few days notice, 35,000 of us showed up. He damn well knows that. How desperate can they be? Reminds me of Baghdad Bob, when the tanks were rolling into Baghdad. Egads!

  46. langa Said,

    June 13, 2010 @ 7:27 am

    I also have Direct TV, and I didn't see it in the listings either, but when I tuned in to FBN at 10 AM on Saturday, it was on.

  47. Al-DTV Said,

    June 17, 2010 @ 7:25 pm

    Up to the present, the DirecTV schedule does not show Freedom Watch at the prescribed times of showing. The show is not found by going to "Search for Shows" menu. If the first showing time every weekend is on Saturdays at 10AM you can do a "manual schedule" for "one hour duration" at that time from the menu options I am about to describe. The only drawback is that the recording event will not have a name and it is not possible to change the default name of the entry "Manual Record…". These instructions are for the DirecTV remote control model RC65. You might be able to adapt this to your specific remote model.

    o Make sure the remote is setup to "DirecTV" mode to send commands to the DirecTV receiver unit.
    o Turn on the devices (DirecTV receiver and TV for display).
    o Tune into the FBN channel 359.
    o Press "MENU" on the remote.
    o Scroll down to "Manage Recordings" and press "SELECT".
    o Scroll down to "Manual" and press "SELECT".

    Follow instructions on how to set context to each field and enter the applicable data. Use "SELECT" and the up/down and right/left arrows to enter the data. I would go field by field, but this reply would get too long. This is basically how you set a "Manual Recording Event" on the DirecTV Scheduler.

    If you want to remove or modify the Manual Event:
    o Press "MENU" on the remote.
    o Scroll down to "Prioritizer" and use the down/up keys to set context to the right event.
    o You can Delete the entry by pressing the bright red button on the remote. Or…
    o Press "SELECT".
    o Scroll to "Record" and press "SELECT" again.

    At that point you will be able to modify any of the event specification fields as you did when initially entering the data (same menu).

    You might want to remove the "Manual" recoding once DirecTV starts showing the real name of the show in their schedule. Then re-enter the event the easy way so you can have the event reflecting the real name of the show.

    Hope this helps. Sorry if this narrative is not enough.