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Fri Dec 7, 2012, 07:33 PM

Does anyone know what is going on with Current TV?

They don't run any of their shows on Friday evening anymore? No Jennifer, Young Turks, or Elliott?

They used to rerun their shows on Fridays, and you could watch them when MSNBC went to the prison &&%%##.

Oh well, it was fun while it lasted, I guess.

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Reply Does anyone know what is going on with Current TV? (Original post)
senseandsensibility Dec 2012 OP
calimary Dec 2012 #1
senseandsensibility Dec 2012 #2
SoCalDem Dec 2012 #25
Samantha Dec 2012 #10
psychmommy Dec 2012 #3
senseandsensibility Dec 2012 #4
julian09 Dec 2012 #6
RebelOne Dec 2012 #11
tosh Dec 2012 #27
johnsolaris Dec 2012 #5
senseandsensibility Dec 2012 #7
julian09 Dec 2012 #8
calimary Dec 2012 #12
DefenseLawyer Dec 2012 #17
Chipper Chat Dec 2012 #28
senseandsensibility Dec 2012 #9
WillyT Dec 2012 #13
Egalitarian Thug Dec 2012 #14
WillyT Dec 2012 #15
senseandsensibility Dec 2012 #16
Egalitarian Thug Dec 2012 #18
WillyT Dec 2012 #19
Egalitarian Thug Dec 2012 #20
Ruby the Liberal Dec 2012 #22
Cleita Dec 2012 #21
alp227 Dec 2012 #23
FarCenter Dec 2012 #24
ThirdCultureBias Dec 2012 #26

Response to senseandsensibility (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 07:38 PM

1. Couldn't say. My husband and I stopped watching after they got rid of Olbermann.

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Response to calimary (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 07:40 PM

2. You're not missing anything. They're now showing a docu-drama

about Anna Nicole Smith.

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Response to senseandsensibility (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:02 PM

25. When people decide to start up a network, they think it will be easier to program than it

end up being.. Remember Oprah's big idea? Her network runs a whole-lotta-crappola too.. Current could not afford the talent needed to run a CNN-ish (CNN-of-old) style venue.

They COULD have done it if they had been eager to introduce young & hungry talent who would have worked for the exposure, but they wanted higher profile people who needed money to toss aside the opportunities they had elsewhere.

I'm sure Al Gore thought he could grow it into something mainstream, but that takes HUGE money these days.

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Response to calimary (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 07:49 PM

10. I did as well

I have been wondering if his suit against Current has been settled. There has been absolutely nothing that I have seen to suggest that it has. But I do know he had an excellent attorney and expected to win. If Current had to pay a huge settlement from that suit, that could have impacted its bottom line quite a bit.

That was a huge mistake, firing Olbermann. I just don't understand why they thought Elliot Spitzer could pull in the same numbers.

Sam

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Response to senseandsensibility (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 07:40 PM

3. did they move Jennifers time slot?

I haven't caught her all week. Shes the only one I like now.

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Response to psychmommy (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 07:44 PM

4. I don't know, but she is my favorite, too.

I hope they go back to their regular schedule, including Fridays.

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Response to psychmommy (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 07:50 PM

6. I haven't seen Jennifer for a couple weeks

 

Before this documentary, hoping to catch Cenk, heard voice say something about TYT Monday through Thursday.
Couldn't tell people ahead of time. Won't bother to watch anymore.

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Response to psychmommy (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 08:22 PM

11. I have seen her show on about 5 p.m. n/t

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Response to psychmommy (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:53 PM

27. Yes, she's in an earlier slot.

Jennifer Granholm at 5pm
Joy Behar (sp?) at 6pm
Turks at 7pm
Spitzer at 8pm
then assorted documentaries until morning.

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Response to senseandsensibility (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 07:48 PM

5. money problems

Hi,

Current TV has been having money & low viewership problems. Al Gore does not have Billionaire deep pockets of cash & is trying to fund the channel by normal methods. One of the Satellite providers has threatened to drop it from their line-up because of low viewership.

It may not survive. If they have a donation option, send money or they might not survive.

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Response to johnsolaris (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 07:52 PM

7. Sorry to hear this.

Do they accept donations?

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Response to johnsolaris (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 08:02 PM

8. They had a good line up from 7pm to 11pm

 

there are a lot of channels that people don't even know they have, that are still on. If they drop Current TV will they lower my Dtv bill?

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Response to johnsolaris (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 09:20 PM

12. They should have kept Keith Olbermann. At least they'd have viewers.

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Response to johnsolaris (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 10:23 PM

17. I bet they wish they still had all that money they spent on Olbermann's set

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That $400 would come in pretty handy right now.

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Response to DefenseLawyer (Reply #17)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:09 PM

28. CHA-CHING!

They have to have the worst sets. Cenk's looks like a Mario Brothers dungeon background without the color. Current needs to hire a couple of mad queens to fix things.

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Response to senseandsensibility (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 07:22 PM

9. Kick in hopes that the week-end posters know

eom

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Response to senseandsensibility (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 09:26 PM

13. I Sometimes Wonder If It's The "Herding Cats" Theory...

We've "won" the last election, and our job is done... a part of the theory goes.

Plus... we've got MSNBC.

This, if true, is a BAD mistake.


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Response to senseandsensibility (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 09:28 PM

14. Sure. It is dying from bad management and a lack of vision. Because of this, it is also starving

 

for lack of capital. They are trying to do the same old thing in the same old way and will inevitably fail.

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #14)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 09:36 PM

15. Or... They Tell The Uncomfortable Truth...

and the Establishment (Washington/Wall Street) do not like the uncomfortable truths being spoken...

Then... they fail.


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Response to WillyT (Reply #15)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 10:05 PM

16. I think you're onto something

unfortunately...

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Response to WillyT (Reply #15)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 10:53 PM

18. Sorry, no. I think we're talking about different things. They sort of tried

 

to tell a few inconsequential truths, but they largely adhered to a false dogma and tried to run a new business in an old way. They created a management staff from the established system, and basically eschewed innovation. Current TV could, and very well might, serve as a textbook example of how to ensure failure in a new and rapidly evolving environment.

It's very similar to our air force spending hundreds of billions to develop the newest, and costliest, wiz-bang manned super fighter plane when the future of air combat is clearly unmanned, automated or semi automated missile/drone hybrids.

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #18)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:16 PM

19. Well First Off... I Would Like To See Some Corroborating Evidence... Second...

I do know this as a listener...

When Cenk was at MSNBC... he was not invited to the White House Press Party, but he WAS invited to the NBC party afterwards...

And as he tells it... Valerie Jarrett DEFINITELY knew who he was, and DID NOT LIKE HIM ONE BIT.

IOW - She was very well aware that TYT was NOT playing ball.

Which was, once again, proved by the way Cenk handled the MSNBC situation.


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Response to WillyT (Reply #19)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:01 PM

20. The evidence is Current TV's impending demise. They have refused to leverage the web, the entire

 

management staff comes from the world of established TV, they have yet to explore alternative methods of generating funding sources, they have almost zero appeal to young audiences, and so on.

I don't understand your reference to Cenk (I know who he is) & the dinners, I put that down to the fact that I, like so many other, particularly young people, do not watch TV.

There's an old saying in business; The surest way to bankruptcy is to expend your resources gaining an ever increasing share of an ever shrinking market. Current TV is not even expanding their share of that shrinking market.

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #20)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:27 PM

22. Current is like RIM and Kodiak

Old business model, not seeing (and capitalizing on) the trends. Now Apple and Google are the big boys on the block for phone AND photo. RIM never saw it coming and Kodiak was just too set in their ways to carve out a niche so they could compete and survive.

Besides, who wants their email routed through Canada? Never got why POTUS insisted on that. There had to be security concerns involved.

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Response to senseandsensibility (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:07 PM

21. Heard they are trying to sell it, so it seems they've stopped trying. n/t

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Response to Cleita (Reply #21)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:13 PM

23. link to related thread

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Response to senseandsensibility (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:24 PM

24. Current TV -- maybe they can sell it to the shopping catalog company?

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Response to senseandsensibility (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:40 PM

26. Not to mention............

 

all of the fear mongering programming they have. Miami Swat, Marijuana Wars, and others that I don't recall at the moment.

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