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    Gore TV network to launch in August

    Former vice president's network Current debuts Aug. 1 with Google tie-in.
    April 4, 2005: 5:44 PM EDT


    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Former Vice President Al Gore Monday unveiled his new television network, Current, which aims to attract younger viewers with its short videos and a tie-in with the popular Google Inc. search engine.

    The network plans to debut Aug. 1 and be available to 19 million subscription television viewers, Gore said at a news conference at the cable industry's annual convention. Gore led an investment group that last May bought the network from Vivendi Universal for an undisclosed sum.

    The channel will show professionally produced segments as well as viewer-produced videos mostly short in length, running from a few seconds to up to 15 minutes.

    "We are about empowering this generation of young people in their 20s, the 18 to 34 population, to engage in a dialogue of democracy and to tell their stories about what's going in their lives in the dominant media of our time," he said.

    Viewers will also be able to vote for their favorite videos and get tutorials via the Internet on how to produce their own segments, according to network officials.

    "We're starting something new and we're trying to bring about a change in the way the television medium is used," said Gore. "We know it's hard, but we're excited about trying."

    In addition to the videos, the new network reached a pact with the search firm to include Google data on the most popular Web searches.

    The deal came despite early skepticism from Sergey Brin, a co-founder of Google, the No. 1 Web search engine that earlier this year stepped into the realm of entertainment by releasing a test video search service that pulls up still shots from such content providers as Fox News, PBS and the NBA.

    When first approached, "I thought it would be an extraordinarily challenging endeavor," Brin said. "Having seen some of the work they've now put together, I think it's an extraordinary opportunity."

    Google (Research) did not disclose the terms of the deal. Brin said the company is providing specialized data from its Zeitgeist service, which tracks search patterns and trends.

    Gore, who lost the 2000 election in a bitter contest with current President Bush, seemed to have put politics behind him, insisting the channel would not be a liberal pulpit.

    "We have no intention of being a Democratic channel, a liberal channel, or a TV version of Air America; that's not what we're all about," he said, referring to the liberal radio network.

    Gore serves as chairman of the board of that channel.

    The network said its financial backers included Rob Glaser, chief executive of RealNetworks Inc. (Research), Bob Pittman who helped create the popular MTV networks and Joel Hyatt, who is chief executive of the network and built a network of legal services clinics.

    Network officials said they were trying to expand the viewer base, but acknowledged that lining up more cable systems was not easy.

    So far, they have agreements involving DirecTV's Total Choice tier, as well as in certain markets operated by Comcast Corp. (Research) and Time Warner Inc. (Research).

    http://money.cnn.com/2005/04/04/news...ex.htm?cnn=yes

    Ahh yes, the late night infomericals featuring the $19.95 Al Gore doll, pull his string and it only says "you are hearing me talk."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axxman300


    LOL sorry, it's a slow news day and i'm bored as hell at work right now

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    When I first saw the title I immediately thought of AlGore, but then I thought, "Nah, gotta be some kind of horror channel..."

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    Okay.....endless stream of "Al Gore invented...." jokes startinnnnnng.....


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    When he was a reporter at that small newspaper he used to smoke a fat one at lunch. If Al's going to be smoking the ganja before he goes on air I might just watch.
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    Okay.....endless stream of "Al Gore invented...." jokes startinnnnnng....."

    I think you go on the yahoo.com message boards to much.=)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrussou812
    Gore, who lost the 2000 election in a bitter contest with current President Bush, seemed to have put politics behind him, insisting the channel would not be a liberal pulpit.

    "We have no intention of being a Democratic channel, a liberal channel, or a TV version of Air America; that's not what we're all about," he said, referring to the liberal radio network.
    Riiiggghhhttt... that's really believable
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    You guys are being ridiculous. The channel is going to be huge. How could it fail with this blockbuster line up?

    6:00 PM - "If Only 60,000 Voters In Ohio Voted For Me..." with John Kerry
    7:00 PM - "ARRRRRRRRRGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!" with Howard Dean
    8:00 PM - "Fuzzy Math" with Robert Reich
    9:00 PM - "What A Tangled World Wide Web I Have Woven" with Al Gore
    10:00 PM - "Hardballs" with Bill Clinton
    11:00 PM - "Commander In Quief" with Hillary Clinton

    Mmmmmmmmm, I smell ratings!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Down In Flames
    9:00 PM - "What A Tangled World Wide Web I Have Woven" with Al Gore
    lol

    Watch out FOX. You've got competition.
    Dealing with it.

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    Well..he does talk like Mr. Rogers did, maybe....maybe he will teach us parents how to use the internet with our children....
    Just go for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Down In Flames
    7:00 PM - "ARRRRRRRRRGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!" with Howard Dean
    LMAO! They need somebody to keep them awake! He got crucified for that didn't he? Hell, I might have actually voted for him after seeing that. He actually showed that there are democrats out there that are not fucking zombies.
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