Al Gore Defends Sale of Current TV to Al-Jazeera

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 […]

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Thanks to Television, Al Gore Now Richer Than Mitt Romney

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 […]

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Al-Jazeera Pays $500M for Current TV

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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California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Gets Gig on Current TV

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 […]

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Olbermann Sues Current TV for $50M, Cites Glitches

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 […]

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