ELKHART -- He ran a state. He ran for president. Now, Mike Huckabee wants to help save Elkhart. The host of Fox News Channel's "Huckabee" is taking his show on the road, stopping here on Saturday. The one-hour program will be titled "Save This Town: Live in Elkhart, Ind."
Huckabee, who ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008, has hosted the Fox News show since September. Typically filmed in New York, the program will be here, Fox staff said, to highlight the city's economic troubles -- and how to fix them.
Though Huckabee's visit will highlight Elkhart's unemployment rate -- now nearing 20 percent -- residents said the visit will bring the area a helpful publicity boost.
Huckabee's guest list includes Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore, Elkhart County Council President John Letherman and Evergreen RV President Doug Lantz. He'll also exchange his house band for a group of Elkhart musicians.
What: Fox News Channel's "Huckabee," hosted by former presidential candidate and Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee
Where: Outside the RV/MH Hall of Fame, 21565 Executive Parkway, Elkhart
When: Taping from 2:30 to 4 p.m., Saturday. Show airs at 8 and 11 p.m., Saturday and Sunday
How to see it: The show is open to the general public. Gates will close at 2:30 p.m., but Fox staff recommend arriving around 12:30 p.m.