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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:11 PM
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Whatever happened to "Al Gore TV Network?"
Edited on Sun Jul-25-04 03:12 PM by Eric J in MN
In May, I put this in my blog:

http://www.moveleft.com/moveleft_essay_2004_05_06_al_go...
Al Gore has been talking about buying a tv network for a year, and on Tuesday Gore announced the deal went through. Gore's group bought the Newsworld International cable channel from Vivendi Universal Entertainment for $70 million.

Newsworld International currently broadcasts international news produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. and reaches about 14 million North American households," the AP reports. With Al Gore as chairman of the board, the station will broadcast its own news programs, though when hasn't been announced.
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Does anyone get Newsworld International?

Anything new on the channnel since the Al Gore Group bought it?

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Meldread Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:45 PM
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1. I don't get it.
I don't get Newsworld International, but I'm disappointed that it won't have a liberal bias (like Fox has a Conservative Bias). Oh well. I still wish I could pick it up.
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oscar111 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:54 PM
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2. why say no LW bias?
i didnt see that in the orig post. why do you say that?
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:57 PM
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4. at my blog, I have an Al Gore quote
Al Gore says, This is not going to be a liberal network, a Democratic network or a political network.

Instead, it will just be an an independent voice aimed at 18-34 year olds, according to Gore.

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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 04:39 PM
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8. What's the big deal?
We need "an independent voice" to counter the unbiased "fair and balanced" news from elsewhere.
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:15 PM
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13. I'm not bashing it. To the contrary, I'm eager for them
to start their new shows so I can judge it one way or the other.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:54 PM
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3. If you compare NWI to Fox it seems liberal in comparison.
Actually, it does practice "fair and balanced" unbiased journalism as all the news channels should.
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:57 PM
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5. Has it changed since the Al Gore Group bought it? nt
nt
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 04:24 PM
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7. Not yet. It focuses more on Canadian and European news than
American, but I think it's because Al Gore hasn't taken over yet. Someone posted here that it would be some months before the takeover was complete, but I don't remember the exact date. Maybe they will see this and post it again.
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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 04:19 PM
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6. I don't want a 'liberal' network
I'd rather have a network that presents REAL, non-biased news. With REAL, non-biased, tough reporting.

Then, I can interpret it however I want.

Right now, NWI is the closest thing to it that I get on cable (save for the news on BBC America and CBS' "60 Minutes"). The rest (CNN, MSNBC, etc.) is just a bunch of sizzle. Lots of personalities, too much Kobe/Scott Peterson/Michael Jackson and ridiculous car chases.

I don't need sizzle - I'd rather have the steak.
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CaTeacher Donating Member (983 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 04:42 PM
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9. I hope it does well.
From my perspective, the news market is already pretty well saturated. I get 4 all news all the time stations on my cable....
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 04:59 PM
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10. CNN Headline News is basically reading AP stories, and
Edited on Sun Jul-25-04 04:59 PM by Eric J in MN
Fox News has a righwing bias, and so I think there is room for more serious investigative journalism.
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ochazuke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:10 PM
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11. I recall hearing that the deal fell through at the last minute.
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:13 PM
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12. After the deal fell through, the Al Gore Group came up with
more money and they completed the deal.
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ochazuke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 01:04 AM
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14. Great!
So, when can I have my Al Gore TV?
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 01:59 AM
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15. maybe a year from now they will start producing their own shows (nt)
nt
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