Louis Rukeyser, the financial commentator who was forced from his public television program after hosting it for 32 years, will debut a new show on CNBC next Friday that will compete with the program he is leaving.

"Louis Rukeyser’s Wall Street" will begin airing April 19 at 8:30 p.m., according to a statement issued by the well-known journalist. In addition, CNBC will make the program available to public television stations for rebroadcast.

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