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  • Reinventing Cable (Hipster Al Gore Avoided by the Cable Guy. Crashes party in the 'Big Easy' )

    05/07/2004 9:17:15 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 13 replies · 243+ views
    Washington Prowler ^ | 5/7/2004 | By The Prowler
    NO CLEAR ACCESSFormer vice president Al Gore claims his new cable network won't be liberal in tone, just hip. But judging by his investors, even-handedness isn't going to cut it. Beyond Gore's partner in the deal, Joel Hyatt, former Ohio Sen. Howard Metzenbaum's son-in-law, the new cable channel -- formerly Newsworld International -- has the husband of Sen. Dianne Feinstein on board as a major cash cow, as well as big DNC fundraiser Ron Burkle. Both former President Bill Clinton and the Rev. Jesse Jackson sit on Burkle's company board. Gore was down in New Orleans to make the announcement...