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Al Gore and Joel Hyatt Unveil "Current"
Yahoo News ^ | Apr 4, 2005 | PRNewswire

Posted on 04/04/2005 1:56:35 PM PDT by james500

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"The first national network created by, for and with an 18-34 year-old audience, Current will offer 24 hours of programming in a unique, short-form content format when it premieres August 1."

Joel and Al are between 18-34 years old?!? It hasn't even started yet and they're already lying to us!

1 posted on 04/04/2005 1:56:36 PM PDT by james500
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To: james500

What's an Algore?


2 posted on 04/04/2005 1:57:24 PM PDT by johnb838 (Blessed Are The Dead, Who Die In The Lord, For They Rest From Their Labors.)
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"...in a unique, short-form content format ..."

Short attention span PING!


3 posted on 04/04/2005 1:59:24 PM PDT by petro45acp (Democrat = socialist. Say it loud, say it often, and VOTE!!)
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To: james500

Hooray for Commieworld!


4 posted on 04/04/2005 2:00:19 PM PDT by Mark (Lib Kinsley-LA Times-"I'm sick of talking about values..When I want values I go to Wal-Mart"))
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To: james500

Al Gore knows hip. 23 Skiddoo!


5 posted on 04/04/2005 2:00:37 PM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave soldiers and their Commander in Chief)
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...

Take a look at AlGore's brainchild at http://www.current.tv/

Just damn, indeed.


6 posted on 04/04/2005 2:10:59 PM PDT by mhking (If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball!)
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Al Gore & brainchild don't belong in the same paragraph, let alone sentence.


7 posted on 04/04/2005 2:14:11 PM PDT by Fierce Allegiance
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To: mhking

Hey, for once here's something Al Gore really did invent! :-)


8 posted on 04/04/2005 2:15:46 PM PDT by Fedora
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"Current will invite audiences to move beyond their roles as viewers to become active collaborators, encouraging them to help shape the network's content and fulfill its mission -- to serve as a TV platform where the voices of young adults can be heard."

Great! Get ready to FREEP an entire network!


9 posted on 04/04/2005 2:22:31 PM PDT by james500
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"entrepreneur Joel Hyatt"?

Isn't he a trial lawyer?
I guess the term "entrepreneur" has been expanded a little.


10 posted on 04/04/2005 2:26:38 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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"The first national network created by, for and with an 18-34 year-old audience, Current will offer 24 hours of programming in a unique, short-form content format when it premieres August 1."

When MTV first aired, it was aimed at 18-34. Now it is aimed squarely at 12-18, with content only people ages 18-34 can legally perform.


11 posted on 04/04/2005 2:27:06 PM PDT by timtoews5292004
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"Until now, the notion of viewer participation has been limited to sending a tape to 'America's Funniest Home Videos,' calling an interview show, taking part in an instant poll, or voting someone off an island," added Gore. "We're creating a powerful new brand of television that doesn't treat audiences as merely viewers, but as collaborators."

Al must not have heard of this thing, "American Idol," where 30 million people each week vote to keep their favorites from being eliminated from the show. It's kind of popular but, I understand, Al doesn't probably know much about television.

12 posted on 04/04/2005 2:28:13 PM PDT by lainie
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Based on that, it looks to be a "younger, hipper" version of Bravo with a schedule entirely composed of independant content. Independant meaning "starving 'artists' that Al Gore and Hyatt didnt have to pay very much to get the broadcast rights to."


13 posted on 04/04/2005 2:29:49 PM PDT by timtoews5292004
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To: james500

The term, "Going against the CURRENT" will come to have great meaning in the wooden idjit's life.


14 posted on 04/04/2005 2:30:10 PM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis ("It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!" Emiliano Zapata 1879-1919)
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You to bet the NEA will soon be piping in AlgoreTV at a public high school near you. Three cheers for Beardo the Wierdo!


15 posted on 04/04/2005 2:33:06 PM PDT by Kokojmudd (Today's Liberal is Tomorrow's Prospective Flying Saucer Abductee)
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To: james500
From their (already boring) website comes the following photo of the well-attended launch press conference:


16 posted on 04/04/2005 2:35:51 PM PDT by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: james500

If this is the Joel Hyatt that is a lawyer from Cleveland - he's the poster boy for tort reform.


17 posted on 04/04/2005 2:37:08 PM PDT by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: Mark
Hooray for Commieworld!

Oh, I hope it's as good as the Free Speech channel. That is my comedy network, although it's not intended to be that way.

Whenever I'm feeling down, I just tune in FSTV on my satellite, and LMAO at all the earnest, hairy, feminist GLBT rantings. Their documentaries are pointless and hilarious. Y'all shouldn't knock this liberal twit network till you see it. I'm willing to bet that any number of drinking games could come from it...

18 posted on 04/04/2005 2:37:11 PM PDT by TontoKowalski
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19 posted on 04/04/2005 2:37:20 PM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: james500

I get it. It is community access teevee, on a national level.


20 posted on 04/04/2005 2:40:14 PM PDT by horse_doc
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