A television consultant claims that former Vice President Al Gore and others at Current TV stole his idea to sell the struggling network to Al-Jazeera.
David Letterman cross-examined Al Gore on the sale of Gore’s TV network — Current TV — to Al Jazeera, the Arab-owned media company. Watch …
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Al Gore, who takes aim in his new book at the corporate media for “suffocating the free flow of ideas,” on Tuesday defended the sale of his television channel to Al-Jazeera. The Qatar government-owned news network earlier this month struck a deal to buy Current TV, the cable news network co-founded […]
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Post-vice presidential life has been very good to Al Gore. Thanks to the $500 million sale of his liberal news station Current TV to Al Jazeera this month, Gore now has a personal fortune of $300 million, Forbes magazine estimates. That puts him ahead of Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney, whose […]
NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) – Glenn Beck says Al Gore refused to consider selling him Current TV before selling the channel to Al Jazeera, a network that Beck says “hates America.” Current TV announced Wednesday that it had been sold to Al Jazeera, the network financed by Qatar. It plans to shut down Current’s lineup of […]
With its $500 million purchase of left-leaning Current TV, the Pan-Arab news channel Al-Jazeera will soon be seen in tens of millions of U.S. homes. It’s a steep price, but the acquisition helps the network in its aims to quickly spread its message to more Americans.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is getting a new platform for sharing his made-in-San Francisco values — a national cable television talk show. Current TV, the liberal-leaning cable channel co-founded by former Vice President Al Gore, announced Wednesday that it had retained the telegenic Democrat to host a weekly hour-long program […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Keith Olbermann is moving his grievances with his former bosses at Current TV from the airwaves to the courtroom, suing the network for more than $50 million and blasting it for what he claims were shoddy production values. Olbermann’s breach-of-contract lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on Thursday also seeks a judge’s […]
Fired firebrand Keith Olbermann says he first felt he’d made a mistake joining Current TV within 10 days of the start of his show on the Al Gore-owned cable channel last summer.