Ex-MSNBC Host Cenk Uygur Headed to Current TV

By FRAZIER MOORE NEW YORK — Current TV is bringing Cenk Uygur and “The Young Turks” to its prime-time lineup. Current will work with Uygur and his team to launch a television version of their online program by year-end, the network announced Tuesday. The Young Turks, led by Uygur, are a group of progressive journalists […]

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Current TV To Air Global Warming Talk By Al Gore

NEW YORK — Current TV plans to air a presentation on climate change by former vice president Al Gore. The live broadcast of Gore’s multimedia talk begins Thursday at 7 p.m. Eastern time. The cable network said Monday it will culminate a worldwide, 24-hour initiative called “24 Hours of Reality,” designed to explore the scope […]

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Keith Olbermann Arriving At Current TV On June 20

NEW YORK – Cable network Current TV says Keith Olbermann will return to the air on June 20. Current said Tuesday the title of the weeknight news-commentary hour will be “Countdown with Keith Olbermann.” “Countdown” was the name of the program Olbermann hosted on MSNBC until his heated departure from that network in January. Less […]

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Keith Olbermann Heads to Current TV

Keith Olbermann is set to join Current TV, the cable channel founded by former Vice President Al Gore. Olbermann, who’s been out of the public eye since his abrupt departure from MSNBC last month, announced Tuesday that he’s headed to Current, where he’ll host a new talk show starting in late spring. He’ll have the […]

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Journalist Says She Confessed in N. Korean Prison

CHICAGO — An American journalist who was imprisoned in North Korea for months after briefly crossing into the reclusive country while reporting about the sex trade says she told interrogators in a ploy for mercy that she was trying to overthrow the government. In her first televised interview since her August release, Laura Ling said Tuesday […]

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Shriver, Gore Honored by TV Academy

By MIKE CIDONI AP Entertainment Writer BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the group behind the annual Emmy awards, paid tribute to what it called “television with a conscience” at its third-annual Television Academy Honors. “I sort of call it, ‘The night where we see that television chooses its power to […]

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TV Academy Honors 8 Shows ‘With a Conscience’

By LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES — A ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation‘ episode about prejudice and an Alzheimer’s documentary with Maria Shriver are among eight programs to be honored Wednesday for demonstrating the power of TV. The third annual Television Academy Honors spotlighting shows found to exemplify “television with a conscience” will be […]

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