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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 10:40 AM
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Keith Olbermann to Host Major New Nightly Primetime News and Commentary Show on Current TV
Source: CurrentTV

Keith Olbermann, the acclaimed broadcaster and writer whose verbal pyrotechnics and moral passion have outraged, informed, and dazzled viewers of "Countdown With Keith Olbermann" for the past eight years, is bringing his slashing wit, analytical eye, and distinctive commentary to Current Media, the Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning TV and digital media company that was founded in 2005 by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt and is now distributed in more than 75 million households around the world. The news was announced today in New York.

In addition to executive producing and hosting a new nightly primetime news and commentary show, Keith Olbermann will also serve as the company's Chief News Officer and will have an equity stake in Current Media.

The new show will air weeknights in primetime beginning later in 2011.

Read more: http://current.com/keith-olbermann /



This is the official announcement with details
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 10:41 AM
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1. A Message from Keith Olbermann

"Nothing is more vital to a free America than a free media, and nothing is more vital to my concept of a free media than news produced independently of corporate interference. In Current Media, Al Gore and Joel Hyatt have created the model truth-seeking entity. The opportunity to partner with Al, Joel and Mark Rosenthal makes this the most exciting venture in my career."
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 12:39 PM
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29. EXACTLY. This is why I think Keith...
...is the best. :)
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Can of Whoop-ass Donating Member (176 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 06:36 PM
Response to Reply #1
122. Limpy
Rush Pimplebutt is already whining and guffawing like a horse's ass!
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breadandwine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 06:56 PM
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127. ••• An urgent message from Stella, the right winger from Texas. . . •••
Edited on Tue Feb-08-11 07:02 PM by breadandwine




Stella is a mysterious right winger from Texas. I've never met her. But sometimes she sends me stuff. Here's what she wrote this time:



That dang nabit blasted librul Olbermunt! Wouldntcha KNOW it! Once AGAIN he's gettin uppity. At first Comcast bought MSNBC ta put the libral winey-hineys in they PLACE. I was just laughin ma HEAD off watchin them put a Tom Brokaw ally over Olbermunt. Ha! That'll learn the little tyke. Cuz Brokaw's always been a friend o' the Bushes. All youz librul winey-hiney Dermacrits a-be callin Brokaw marble mouth. Well lemme TELL ya. He got mor CURMUDGEON power than all o' youz Dermacrits put together and you KNOW it!

Then Olbermunt up an left. Welp, ahz figered that he was through, washed up, sulkin off ta his cave where he BELONGS.

Just like Puff the Magic Dragon.

You KNOW Puff was a child-corruptin commie...........

But no. Wouldn't that be just like a LIBRUL ta pull a fast one an get a NEW show wut with that tree-huggin lyin smash-mouth Al Gore and his oil company-hatin pea brain.

Why jus the other the day the LIBRUL who cleans ma toilet asked me fer a raise! Ah told her I was BY her house just last month an ah smelled CHICKEN. Stick ta potaters or you'll get a pay CUT!

Now OLBERMUNT'S got a pay cut hisself but he's gettin an equity stake in the station. Are you kiddin? Al Gore got no RIGHT ta do that! That's SOCIALISM! Before you get a piece o' the action like that, you need ta EARN it the AMERICAN way! By havin a rich daddy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fact one: There ain't no such thing as glerbal warmin.

Fact two: If glerbal warmin was so bad 4yuz, how come the dyna-sowars enjoyed it so much, lullin around on all them lilly pads an all? Hm?

And fact three, buster: Dyna-sowars don't exist and they wuz created by Jeebus ANYWAY!

But that no good whiney hiney smash mouth flutter puss fuster brain motor-mouth librul Olbermunt. Evabuddy KNOW you readin the waffle iron, buddy. Howzee gonna get anywhere with some STINKIN innernet station or supm? We gonna ban the innernet, buster. Net neutrality down the drain.

Say yer ridin down the road in some STINKIN hybrid vee-HICKLE. Well o' COURSE it pooped out on yuz. Yer in the middle o' the desert and all they is ta eat is armadillo. Well yer too STUPID ta eat an armadillo. THAT'S cause ya shoulda driven a gas guzzler that got more VAROOM-VAROOM! Wouldn't that be just like a librul ta role out his solar panel to recharge his lectric vee-HICKLE in the middle o' the desert. All in order ta cover UP the fact that you libruls ain't got enough gas in yer engine and you KNOW it.

Hey. If the polar ice cap melts, all we gotta do is drill more oil, get more electricity and use it ta run some giant figerators at the North Pole. Ahm talkin BIG mommas.

Ya know wut yer problem is? Youz libruls are too STUPID ta fill up yer gas tank.

An ah just wanna crack UP when ah see Olbermunt gettin left in the DUST by BillO and Beck while he tries ta get some trackshun sayin Oh please, oh please! Ma innernet toy broke! BillO gonna stomp all OVER you an go cock-a-doodle-doo! Say goodbye ta yer ratings, buddy.

Ah HURD that Olbermunt just started supm called FOK News Channel. As in "Friends Of Keith." A LIKELY story. That FOK thing is a vulgar INSULT ta FOX. We KNOW wut you MEAN.

AND it's plagiarism!

Dang!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Drill baby drill...........




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era veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 12:13 AM
Response to Reply #127
152. Joel Chandler Harris rolls in the grave.
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LittleGirl Donating Member (377 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 08:59 AM
Response to Reply #127
168. that's hysterical.
I had to forward that text to my right wing friends that still talk to me. thanks!
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LoisB Donating Member (41 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 07:10 PM
Response to Reply #1
129. Keith Olbermann
Everyone I know stopped watching MSNBC the night Keith announced his last show. We will all now watch Current TV (I've started checking it out yesterday)just to see him. Keith is the only real journalist on television.
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 10:43 AM
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2. This will be a smash hit because it will be run and produced the way
Keith wants it, no suits interfering. This will put this station on the map and I suspect a huge hit. I am so happy for Keith and congratulate Current fir its vision. Huge...
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disillusioned73 Donating Member (963 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 12:28 PM
Response to Reply #2
25. Yes, this is a big F'ing deal....
:applause:
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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 02:01 PM
Response to Reply #2
65. I don't think it will...
...not because of the production values or content, but because people simply don't watch Current. MSNBC had the advantage of a relatively large news-seeking audience that probably skewed liberal in comparison with CNN. Current doesn't, and outside of dedicated political activists who might follow Kieth wherever he goes, I don't think a lot of people will gravitate there for one program.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 02:24 PM
Response to Reply #65
80. Who said there will only be one new program?
Keith is now the Chief News Officer of Current Media and has an equity share in the network.
Besides his own show he has the opportunity to help bring in a whole new primetime line up!

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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 03:36 PM
Response to Reply #80
96. I agree with both you & brooklynite. While MSNBC is more readily available to viewers
than CurrentTV, Keith's share in CTV, along with Keith's status of large viewership, he'll be able to bring in stellar programming.

I'm going to request that Cox acquire CurrentTV; if that doesn't get results, I'll talk to my husband about getting either DishTV or DirectTV which both include CurrentTV. One way or another, I want Keith back on my tv.
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Doremus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 02:35 PM
Response to Reply #65
86. Nobody ever heard of MSNBC at one time ....
With Keith on board, I think that Current has lots of growth ahead. His new nightly show will only be the beginning. Exciting times ahead for Current.
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JohnWxy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 03:06 PM
Response to Reply #65
91. Really doesn't matter because Olbermann will be quoted all over the internet once he's on air.
I will go 'Current' just for him.

recommended.


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paulkienitz Donating Member (313 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 03:22 PM
Response to Reply #65
94. I don't even have a way to see Current here. (nt)
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DeadEyeDyck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 06:39 PM
Response to Reply #94
123. me neither. Charter doesn't have it here
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 11:03 PM
Response to Reply #123
142. Put in your request to Charter. I just did today. They said of they get enough
requests, they would carry it.
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uberblonde Donating Member (993 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 11:09 PM
Response to Reply #94
144. It's on a Roku channel.
If you have high-speed internet, you can watch it on that.

http://www.roku.com/
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Plucketeer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 03:38 PM
Response to Reply #65
97. The era you speak of
is history. Once Keith is back on the air, there'll be a stampede to see what he's up to.
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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 08:54 PM
Response to Reply #65
136. Some bank .... buys advertising ....
Every channel is born at some time or another .... It will be tough, but it CAN be done ...
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 10:48 AM
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3. K&R with delight
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 10:55 AM
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4. The new show will air weeknights in primetime beginning later in 2011.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 11:12 AM
Response to Reply #4
8. late spring, 2011, per HuffPo
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 11:13 AM
Response to Reply #8
10. Thx. I GUESS I can wait!
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andrewv1 Donating Member (6 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 12:55 PM
Response to Reply #4
40. Hopefully in his Original Time Slot...
Against Lawrence "DLC" O'Donnell who made a point if
I remember in the 2000 Election of continually
"Dissing" Al Gore with his buddies Chris Matthews
& Maureen Dowd.
It's funny how these So Called Left Pundits actually helped
as much as Nader did in putting the Bush Crime Family in
Power then.

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Samantha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 04:36 PM
Response to Reply #40
107. That is not just funny
It is too damm funny. Thanks.

Sam
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 03:41 PM
Response to Reply #4
99. how do you get current tv?
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PSzymeczek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 04:04 PM
Response to Reply #99
102. It's on several cable
and satellite systems. To find Where it is on your system, go here: http://current.viewerlink.tv/
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 04:26 PM
Response to Reply #102
103. thank you!
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Hestia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 04:27 PM
Response to Reply #102
105. Thank you for that! I just signed up for Directv at the end of the month
fantastic to know I will get that channel. Wish they got Democracy Now like Dish Network.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 05:17 PM
Response to Reply #105
110. They do. It's on Link TV, channel 375 on Direct TV.
They run it at 8:00 AM and 3:00PM pacific time on my satellite.
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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 01:49 AM
Response to Reply #105
154. Democracy Now is also on FSTV channel 348 on DirecTV n/t
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Samantha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 04:39 PM
Response to Reply #102
108. I have it! I am so excited
Wow,this news could not be better.

Sam
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 05:40 PM
Response to Reply #102
117. Full listing of channels below
Current is now available via cable and satellite TV in 75 million households worldwide – 60 million households in the US – through distribution partners Comcast (Channel 107); Time Warner ; DirecTV (Channel 358 nationwide); Dish Network (Channel 196 nationwide); Verizon and AT&T. In the UK and Ireland, Current is available on BSkyB (Channel 183) and Virgin Media (Channel 155), and in Italy, Current is available on Sky Italia (Channel 130). Viewers can also find Current online at www.current.com .

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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 09:00 PM
Response to Reply #102
137. Oh well, he'll still be off my TV set
I won't pay for any channels over 100, and he wasn't on my TV set before, so it's a big MEH for me!
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dhpgetsit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 06:57 PM
Response to Reply #99
128. I don't / won't get cable/satellite, but
I'm thinking I can watch it on Hulu.
http://www.hulu.com/network/current-tv?sort=name
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musiclawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 11:02 AM
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5. Will Keith will broadcast in the 9 pm slot ?
In direct competition of Rachel Maddow. I doubt it. I hope he does 8pm like always. Good for Keith. He is directly responsible fro MSNBC's success. He will do the same for Current.
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 11:04 AM
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6. You mean he'll be on tv again? Who would have ever thought.
The hoohah over his leaving MSNBC was ridiculous - I was like "lucky him!!!" :crazy:
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 11:06 AM
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7. It appears a lot of their content is podcast & on Hulu
If KO's show is as well, does anyone know what the delay typically would be?
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 11:14 AM
Response to Reply #7
11. That's the only way we'll ever see it. Hopefully it will be there and quickly. nt
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 11:25 AM
Response to Reply #7
13. Do you, or anyone else, know where to download the podcats?
I looked on their site and couldn't find a link. I might have overlooked it though.
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 11:50 AM
Response to Reply #13
18. They have a podcast section in iTunes. nt
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 01:51 PM
Response to Reply #18
56. Blah. iTunes. I have an Android phone that I watch videos on at the gym.
But thank you. I'll check that out.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 11:52 AM
Response to Reply #13
19. itunes
If you scroll down to the very bottom of the current webpage, there is a link for online that includes the direct itunes link.
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 02:06 PM
Response to Reply #7
74. I have time warner
and Current is basic unlike m$nbc.
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 02:27 PM
Response to Reply #7
82. Why can they not live stream like Al Jazeera English. Cable is
old technology.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 05:33 PM
Response to Reply #82
114. Maybe we need to let them know...
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 03:48 PM
Response to Reply #7
100. Also on Roku.
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chillspike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 07:20 PM
Response to Reply #100
130. And Direct Tv
Channel 358
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SemperEadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 11:13 AM
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9. what is great is that Current also has a web presence
so as cable dwindles and the internet takes up that viewership slack, especially with the younger viewers, this can only position Keith in a far better stead than he'd have been in were he still with msnbc.
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 11:16 AM
Response to Reply #9
12. Yup!
Along with 'inventor of internets!'

Nothing like unintended consequences!
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democrank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 11:25 AM
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14. Terrific news
I enjoy Current TV so much now and will certainly welcome Keith`s new program.
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 11:25 AM
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15. I thought that Olbermann could not be on TV for a year
per his severance deal
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disillusioned73 Donating Member (963 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 12:34 PM
Response to Reply #15
28. I was wondering the same thing...
he may have just signed that severence to cut ties with MSNBC with no intentions of keeping to the contract... if that is the case he just gave a lot of cashola up to get back on TV... someone that makes decisions on principle and not pocketing the hush $$$$$$, that is what I hope is heppening here.
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 11:09 PM
Response to Reply #28
145. Yes. He gave up cash to get a shorter time off.
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Sonoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 02:07 PM
Response to Reply #15
75. Six months.
And I do not know if Current falls under the definition of "television".

That would be an interesting point to litigate.

Sonoman
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 02:16 PM
Response to Reply #75
78. I'd be real surprised if the contract wasnt more specific than "television". nm
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 05:36 PM
Response to Reply #75
116. thx eom
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BumRushDaShow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 11:32 AM
Response to Original message
16. K&R!!!
:applause:
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Reg825 Donating Member (19 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 11:38 AM
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17. Current TV then returning to Al Gore's original vision?
Might this new alliance with Keith Olbermann represent an opportunity for CurrentTV to return to Al Gore’s original vision of creating a true progressive 24/7 cable news channel that could counter Fox News as explained here?> http://www.economicrefugee.net/keith-olbermann-to-join-...
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crazyjoe Donating Member (921 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 11:58 AM
Response to Original message
20. bummer, why am I thinking of Dan Rather right now, banished to the land
of obscurity.
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trud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 12:07 PM
Response to Reply #20
22. yes, bring back Dan. n/t
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Little Star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 02:05 PM
Response to Reply #22
69. Dan & Phil Donahue.
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Little Star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 02:06 PM
Response to Reply #69
73. I loves me some Keith! I'll be watching on Verizon Fios ch. 192.
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Liberty Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 12:00 PM
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21. That sucks, I can't get that station.
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 01:27 PM
Response to Reply #21
50. TWC carries it in SW...
...Riverside county. Call Cox in SD and demand it. ;)
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mimi85 Donating Member (36 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 02:06 PM
Response to Reply #21
71. I think you can watch it online
however we do get it on Time Warner in Riverside County, CA. Should be quite interesting, to say the least. Can't wait to hear what he has to say, especially on the first show!
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 12:22 PM
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23. where do i subscribe!
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 12:22 PM
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24. where do i subscribe!
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virgdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 01:53 PM
Response to Reply #24
57. You can get Current TV on DirecTV and Dish Network...
I have Dish Network and Current TV is on Channel 196. If your Cable company does not carry Current, then you can go to either satellite company.
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 11:15 PM
Response to Reply #57
148. Again. I urge those who cannot get Current 2 plz contact your Provider and
tell them you want it. If they do not get it then change providers. Tell them that. They do not like to hear that.
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blackspade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 12:29 PM
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26. Sweet!
Now I have to figure out how to get Current TV on Direct TV!
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Jane Austin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 12:40 PM
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31. Channel 358 on Direct TV
Just two clicks up from MSNBC.
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blackspade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 12:52 PM
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38. Awesome! Thanks Jane!
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 12:33 PM
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27. Excellent news!
Can't wait! :bounce:
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DianeK Donating Member (612 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 12:39 PM
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30. I have Directv and I am not sure I can get
Current tv...anyone know?
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Jane Austin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 12:41 PM
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32. It's just two clicks up from MSNBC
at 358.
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DianeK Donating Member (612 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 12:45 PM
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36. Thanks Jane!
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 12:41 PM
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33. For those of you who are wondering how to get Current TV...
...or if your cable provider has it...FLOOD your cable providers with calls and emails. ASK for Current TV. DEMAND Current TV if they don't have it. JMHO. ;)
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totodeinhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 01:04 PM
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42. I hope that works but I doubt it. I have been lobbying my cable company for some
time to carry Al Jazeera English but so far my pleas have fallen on deaf ears.
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 01:19 PM
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48. Depends on the numbers. KO may provoke...
...a lot of calls. We'll see...
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 11:16 PM
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149. Any one on Charter Cable please call them and ask for it.
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 12:44 PM
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34. Remember when we were fantasizing about KO starting a news network? This is pretty much it!
Glad to hear he has an equity share, glad to hear he's the Chief News Officer, Fantastic.
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 05:59 PM
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171. AND, glad to know he has a great...
...boss. ;)
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Charleston Chew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 12:45 PM
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35. my current profile
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genna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 12:49 PM
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37. Channel 192 for Verizon Fios
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crazylikafox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 03:35 PM
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95. hmmm.. my fios tv says that I'm not subscribed.
And I have a pretty heavy subscription package. Damn librul teevee.
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 12:52 PM
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39. Chief News Officer. That is the bit I wanted KO to have.
The fact that it is at Current, which is my favorite TV channel, a place that is still forming and growing and has done amazing things even in seedling stage, well, that is really great news. This is good for Keith, good for Current, and good for the media market in general.
Current has been doing great documentary journalism, the best on TV, for some time now. A great fit, and I'm very stoked about it. I've been promoting Current just to try to get it an audience, Keith will do that instantly.
For those worried about access, demand is what leads to availability in cable lineups. I know there is much drama here around such things, but do at least ask for the channels you want, and do so for Current if you do not have it.
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PatSeg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 01:14 PM
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46. I've never watched Current TV
So I was browsing through the scheduled shows and it is kind of an odd mix of programs. "Kill It, Cook It, Eat It - Learning how to pluck and butcher chickens to make bit-sized nuggets." That was preceded by "World's Biggest Gangs". I probably would have never run across this channel if it weren't for Keith getting involved. This should be very interesting.
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 01:25 PM
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49. Kill It, Cook It is about how food is produced, that which is then
eaten. Here is how it describes itself:
"Ever wonder where your food comes from? In each episode of "Kill It, Cook It, Eat It," a diverse group of participants is challenged to procure their main course the old-fashioned way: by hunting and killing their chosen prey, butchering it in the slaughterhouse, helping to prepare it in the kitchen, and ultimately sampling it at the dinner table. Some may enjoy the process while others recoil, but for each diner it's an intense journey that just may change their perspectives -- and appetites."

I'm posting a link for the page about Vanguard, the documentary series that is the best on the air today. There are many Vanguard segments you can watch right now, on the computer machine.
http://current.com/shows/vanguard /

I also recommend Infomania for laughs.
http://current.com/shows/infomania/
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PatSeg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 01:51 PM
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55. Oh, thank you for the info
The description was just so bizarre to me and being a vegetarian, it was repulsive as well.
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 11:22 PM
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150. He will need the Channel to have more news so that breaking
stories can be covered if need be.
The problem I see is if it is not available when needed it will be hard to get it going. IF there is some special thing happening or event, people will go to a station where they can watch it. If Current doesn't figure out a way to deal with that then it will be curious to see what they are thinking. Good talent should not be wasted.
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PatSeg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 12:48 AM
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153. Good point
Hopefully they have planned for this. Sounds like this is something that Keith has been working on for a while.
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grahamhgreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 12:56 PM
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41. I hope they have a podcast!
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 01:14 PM
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47. Current is more plugged in to the net than any other TV station
Not only do they put their content out there, they have a strong tradition of viewer created content on the TV portion, a tradition which I hope is kept alive as they grow, because while it is highly unusual, it is part of the future, and they are the only ones who have really dipped a toe into that pool at all. It is as much about the internet as it is about TV, it has been so far designed to function as both, not one or the other. One feeds the other, etc. Even some of the ads have been viewer created.
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young_at_heart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 01:06 PM
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43.  ROKU has Current TV
It's on the "NEWSCASTER" channel.
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 04:50 AM
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158. THANK YOU!
I was looking for it yesterday as I thought I had come across it one time before but when I went back to look for it, I couldn't find it. Newscaster! Of course! Same place I get Al Jazeera English.
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 01:07 PM
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44. This is going to make me want to get one of those thingies to watch computer on the tv screen....
I mean, an unmissable show. (I never had cable so only saw keith on the web anyway....)
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 01:58 PM
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Hutzpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 01:11 PM
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45. What an excellent news
Now if you can only draft Rachel Maddow then we will all be laughing
right through to 2012.

:woohoo:
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Ozymanithrax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 01:29 PM
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51. Current TV shows on Time Warner Cable on channel 103 in LA and 143 in New York...
Looks like I'll have to watch it off the big screen.
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Nordmadr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 01:35 PM
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52. Check it out: http://www.olbermannshow.com/ N/T
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 02:35 PM
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84. That is NOT his website
Keith registered

www.TheKeithOlbermannShow.com

and

www.TheOlbermannShow.com

NOT olbermannshow.com

Someone else must have opened that link you posted.
Besides Keith probably wouldn't post a screen shot of MSNBC.


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Nordmadr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 08:16 AM
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163. Unless I misunderstand the concept behind Go Daddy
those sites are both available for purchase right now.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-10-11 05:10 PM
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178. If you go there
to those two links it says that the pages 'are parked there'.
It was reported by several news folks that Keith registered those two websites two days before leaving MSNBC.
So, I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

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Nordmadr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 08:18 AM
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164. Not that I am disagreeing about it not being his site, as
you are right about him to not likely using a MSNBC screenshot.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 01:38 PM
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53. Hopefully Current will snatch Rachel and Cenk too.
If Current puts up a good prime time line up then it will ROCK!
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 01:44 PM
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54. I will be watching Keith. nt
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 01:55 PM
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 01:57 PM
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61. You think that's all that will watch him? 23K will watch him in NY alone.
Edited on Tue Feb-08-11 01:58 PM by Divine Discontent
hmmmmm...
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 02:09 PM
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 02:00 PM
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63. The viewership will sky rocket with Keith on the air !!!
Keith will have his own show PLUS he is now the Chief News Officer of Current Media.
By the time Keith's new show airs I am sure they will have a whole prime time line up in place.
This is going to ROCK!

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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 02:02 PM
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 03:18 PM
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93. Exactly. n/t
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decidedlyso Donating Member (310 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 02:05 PM
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70. That will quickly change once Current TV becomes available to more
people. Sometimes one has to step back to move forward.
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 03:15 PM
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92. He's working for the former...
...Vice President of the United States. That makes me happy. :7
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 01:56 PM
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59. I was telling a friend, "I hope he does an evening news"!! YES!!!!
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 01:57 PM
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60. Keith's tweet below
http://twitter.com/keitholbermann
Greetings from Keith Olbermann, Chief News Officer of Current Media! And awayyyyyy we go! #FOK about 4 hours ago via Twittelator
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virgdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 02:00 PM
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64. This is great news..
I'm very happy that Current is going to snag Olbermann, as this now provides a liberal counterpoint to Fux Noise, which we have needed for quite some time. I always wondered why Al Gore did not initially make this channel a news channel that provided a liberal viewpoint that was free from right wing corporate meddling. We now see what that Corporate meddling did to Keith Olbermann. I can't wait to see his new show, which will be totally free from corporate interference.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 02:35 PM
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85. good post! I agree, and as others are saying about how it's a step down, or how it's still old
style media, and not internet based, etc, I think it's a great move and I'm hoping that they invest serious capital into making it work! I mean a million+ on getting good staff to run an evening news program, a big chunk on marketing and the set, etc... Keith has a name and viewers, so they just need to execute this properly!

:bounce:

of course, CTV needs to be available to 90%+ of the nation, and it's not...
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 02:03 PM
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67. I knew Al Gore would come through!
"...In addition to executive producing and hosting a new nightly primetime news and commentary show, Keith Olbermann will also serve as the company's Chief News Officer and will have an equity stake in Current Media..."
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 11:36 PM
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151. He is going to be immersed.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 02:06 PM
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72. Well, since I don't subscribe to a TV feed, I shall have to see how Current's
internet feed is. I hope it's good because I absolutely refuse to have tv signal coming into my home. Luckily all the adults in the family agree.
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gauguin57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 02:10 PM
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77. Well, I don't get Current TV, and I somehow doubt Comcast will offer Keith's show On Demand.
Edited on Tue Feb-08-11 02:11 PM by gauguin57
(and no, I can't have a dish at my apt. building, and no, I can't afford the higher tier on Comcast that would allow me to get Current). Sigh ... oh well ...
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 02:19 PM
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79. I just wrote Insight and asked them to carry Current TV
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Ozymanithrax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 02:25 PM
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81. Time Warner San Diego Current TV is Channel 251... n/t
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LawnLover Donating Member (619 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 02:31 PM
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83. I think this is a mistake
Corporate interference or not, Current TV is just more of the same -- the old school media model. I think Olbermann would have been much better off doing something like the Huffington Post, bringing millions of more readers than he ever had viewers. People are falling away from traditional TV and Current isn't enough of a draw. I assume they're hoping this will change with Olbermann at the helm, but somehow I doubt it.

New media is where it's happening now. I thought Keith -- with all of his twitter activity -- was smart enough to realize this. Hopefully, it'll be incorporated in some way with the new show.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 02:44 PM
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88. I don't want to 'read' Olbermann, I want to SEE him on TV. n/t
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Plucketeer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 03:40 PM
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98. I agtree!
Besides that, Current DOES have a website that can expand.
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LawnLover Donating Member (619 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 05:59 PM
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121. Umm, who says you'd have to only read him?
Edited on Tue Feb-08-11 06:00 PM by LawnLover
I said NEW MEDIA, remember? New media also includes video. I'd much rather be able to go to an Olbermann website, read his commentary or that of guest/staff writers, as well as WATCH him via video. Your assumption that a website only involves reading just shows that you're as out of touch with new media as he apparently is.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 09:48 PM
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139. You mentioned HuffPo
Edited on Tue Feb-08-11 09:53 PM by Tx4obama
HuffPo doesn't stream/or post ONE HOUR videos.
Keith needs a one hour show on TV - five days a week.
I think the move to Current TV is a great move.
Current TV will have the vids online, and also Hulu will have them. Hulu has Current TV vids there now.

By Keith taking over the news of a whole network he will be able to put in a whole new prime time line up.
We might just end up with a REAL liberal news channel.

When good shit happens HuffPo will post vid clips and articles. ;)

Edited to add:
I am NOT out of touch with new media.
Even Cenk Uygur who has a huge following online with his TYT online show has gone over to TV.
Keith is too big to only be online. He needs his nightly show on television.

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LawnLover Donating Member (619 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-10-11 04:46 PM
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174. And because I mentioned HuffPO
that means HuffPO is the be all and end all of news websites?

Give me a break.
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Justitia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 09:40 PM
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138. Me too! This is great news. I have AT&T U-Verse, Current is channel 189. -eom
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LuckyTheDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 02:39 PM
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87. That's great, but...
... does anybody watch Current TV? I'm not sure I event get that on my cable system.

But even if I can watch it, I have to admit, I was getting tired of Keith's obsession with Bill O'Reilly and Fox News. I hope he backs off that stuff.

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JackInGreen Donating Member (203 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 03:02 PM
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89. Major carrier listings if not already posted:

Direct TV: 358
Dish Network: 196
Comcast: 107 or 125
Time Warner: 103 or 142
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 03:03 PM
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90. Anyone know when Rachel's MSNBC contract expires? n/t
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 05:19 PM
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111. No, but it does explain to me why she wanted to keep
her regular time instead of moving into KO's time. I'll bet she knew what he was doing.
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WhosKiddingWhom Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 04:03 PM
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101. Let's add
 the Rachel Maddow, The Daley Show, and Colbert Report.
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Youth Uprising Donating Member (294 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 04:26 PM
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104. I have DirectTV
Edited on Tue Feb-08-11 04:27 PM by Youth Uprising
but I don't have Current available to me. Apparently, I have to purchase the channel. I always thought that Current was a PBS-like channel with programming geared towards kids, for some reason.
I didn't picture it as a news channel. Anyway, I'm so glad that Keith isn't working for GE or Comcast, anymore.
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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 02:01 AM
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155. According to the DirecTV site, Current TV is in the Choice Package
Which is their lowest tier. Check 358 and see if you get it.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 04:30 PM
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106. Here's a full list of channel numbers
Current is now available via cable and satellite TV in 75 million households worldwide – 60 million households in the US – through distribution partners Comcast (Channel 107); Time Warner ; DirecTV (Channel 358 nationwide); Dish Network (Channel 196 nationwide); Verizon and AT&T. In the UK and Ireland, Current is available on BSkyB (Channel 183) and Virgin Media (Channel 155), and in Italy, Current is available on Sky Italia (Channel 130). Viewers can also find Current online at www.current.com .

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SnakeEyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 04:46 PM
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109. Major is a gross exaggeration
I'm disappointed. This is a big step down. Current TV? Really?
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 05:29 PM
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113. Yeah, I think he'd get more exposure from a satelite radio program than Current TV.
but whatever.
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Liberal_Stalwart71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 05:23 PM
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112. That's great, I guess...
I was hoping that he would work to own a network, perhaps a talk radio network and bring Rachel, Ed and Larry along with him. But, I guess not...
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lark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 05:33 PM
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115. You actually did get your wish
he's got an equity stake in Current TV - he's one of the owners and Al Gore is another. Not bad!!

God, it'd be sweet if he could actually grow the channel to become a major voice for progressive thought.

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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 05:44 PM
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118. TV is better than radio.
You can't show vid clips on radio.
Without the visuals that Keith and Rachel use it would lessen their shows.

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chillspike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 05:52 PM
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119. I totally called this
When Keith left MSNBC, one of his options I postulated on these forums, including starting his own online media blog, was Current Tv.

I'm happy for Keith and his audience which includes me.
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naaman fletcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 05:59 PM
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120. eh.. with all due respect,
how can it be "major" if it is on a network that nobody has ever heard of?
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chillspike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 06:43 PM
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125. I've heard of Current Tv
It's one of our cable channels at home. And now that Keith is there, I will be watching and I'm sure their ratings will get better.
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 07:59 PM
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133. Those who haven't heard of it, will definitely hear of it now!
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 06:01 PM
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172. Heard of former Vice President...
...Al Gore? ;)
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UpScope Donating Member (4 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 06:42 PM
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124. Current
Interesting that those who have access to Current TV predict success for Keith and those who don't predict he will be relegated to obscurity. My prediction is that Keith has the know how and the connections and he will make Current TV the outlet of record for progressive thought. MSNBC is in trouble.
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agentS Donating Member (922 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 06:50 PM
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126. Strange...I heard he was going to NBC sports or something like that
I guess Al Gore must have made an offer he couldn't refuse.
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Betsy Ross Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 07:43 PM
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131. He Faux, my boyfriend's back and you're gonna be in trouble.
Hey, noni na, my boyfriend's back. I've been singing that all day at the office.
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 07:58 PM
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132. I love it!
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 10:43 PM
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140. That's PERFECT...
...I love it! :)
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 08:08 PM
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134. I wish I could get Current TV here
But it sounds like a very promising venture. Congrats to both parties! :applause:
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 08:33 PM
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135. Ha cha cha cha! Told you he'd be back!
:applause: :bounce: :party:
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 11:00 PM
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141. Never heard of Current TV. It certainly won't be in most places.
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uberblonde Donating Member (993 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 11:10 PM
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146. It's on one of the Roku channels...
If you have high-speed internet.

http://www.roku.com/
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 06:02 PM
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173. I think it will now. n/t
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Nossida Donating Member (205 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 11:05 PM
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143. YAY
Edited on Tue Feb-08-11 11:06 PM by Nossida
You can't keep a good Man down!

I hope he gives the Corporate Media Oligarchs(who tried to silence him) Hell!
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pam4water Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 11:13 PM
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147. NO! I can't get Current TV Arrggggg!
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ObaMania Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 04:23 AM
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156. Isn't Current TV partially owned by Comcrap.. er, cast?
That's an interesting alliance.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-10-11 05:03 PM
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177. Comcast owns a 10 percent stake in Current TV. n/t
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ObaMania Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 04:35 AM
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157. Is it too late to get David Schuster on the Network?
- or maybe Keith could enlist Rachel
- or Big Ed
- or Thom Hartman?
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disillusioned73 Donating Member (963 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 08:31 AM
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165. Thom Hartman... YES!!!
:dem:
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disillusioned73 Donating Member (963 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 08:31 AM
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166. Thom Hartman... YES!!!
:dem:
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MrMickeysMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 06:24 AM
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159. FUCKING FABULOUS!
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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onlyadream Donating Member (821 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 06:27 AM
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160. Is current TV available thru Cablevision in Brookhaven, NY??
I've been looking but I can't find anything... UGH.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-10-11 05:02 PM
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176. I don't see Cablevision on the list below
Current is now available via cable and satellite TV in 75 million households worldwide – 60 million households in the US – through distribution partners Comcast (Channel 107); Time Warner ; DirecTV (Channel 358 nationwide); Dish Network (Channel 196 nationwide); Verizon and AT&T. In the UK and Ireland, Current is available on BSkyB (Channel 183) and Virgin Media (Channel 155), and in Italy, Current is available on Sky Italia (Channel 130). Viewers can also find Current online at www.current.com .


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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 06:59 AM
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161. I'll be watching. Great news!
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 07:27 AM
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162. I hate to rain on the parade - I was ecstatic when I first heard this - but
have you checked out the programming on this network? "Kill It, Cook It, Eat It" with a segment about cooking pig brains with a flame thrower? Is it possible I'm on the wrong site? And the rest of the shows aren't much better.
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 12:23 PM
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170. Could be a partial result of the vision...
...having a meritocracy of sorts. Best programming rises to the top? Maybe KO is an effort to improve on what is currently rising to the top?

Gore wrote a lot about the meritocracy of ideas in a democracy...
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-10-11 04:59 PM
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175. Keith will be bringing a whole new prime time line up on the network.
Current TV network is the BEST place for Keith.
In Keith's agreement he signed it said he could not join any network that was a competitor of MSNBC.
Current TV is not a competitor, they have no actual news programs.
Keith is now part owner of Current TV and also the new Chief Officer of News.
The network will be revamped and much different by the end of May when Keith's new show airs ;)

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DirkGently Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 08:39 AM
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167. We've got this channel. And will be watching.
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Chimichurri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 09:17 AM
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169. Anyone who has Cablevision, please call and request it!
which is the only cable company in NYC metro area (includes northern NJ) does NOT carry Current TV. This is a lot of people.
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