The addition of The Young Turks is part of a larger plan to turn Current TV into an all-news network — described by CEO Joel Hyatt as “a new news network for a new kind of news viewer.” The channel’s chairman, former Vice President Al Gore, added in a brief press conference that “you won’t have to wait that long” for an announcement about another on-air hire. It would likely be for a show to follow Countdown With Keith Olbermann, which airs at 8 PM ET. Uygur says that he will continue to host his two-hour daily show on YouTube in addition to his new one on Current, which he descibes as “a gathering place for progressives to meet and discuss the issues of the day.” The network says it has no ratings target for the show, which will be broadcast from Los Angeles. Here’s the release about Uygur’s new show: READ MORE »
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By DAVID LIEBERMAN, Executive Editor | Tuesday September 20, 2011 @ 7:18am PDTTags: Al Gore, Cenk Uygur, Current TV, Joel Hyatt, MSNBC, The Young Turks Cenk Uygur
By DAVID LIEBERMAN, Executive Editor | Thursday July 21, 2011 @ 8:21am PDTTags: Al Sharpton, Cenk Uygur, Comcast, MSNBC, MSNBC Phil Griffin, NBCU, The Young Turks Cenk Uygur
The politically progressive radio talk show host doesn’t have specific plans to return to TV now that he has been dumped from MSNBC Live. But Uygur says he “would work on another cable news channel — I’d work at MSNBC …
By THE DEADLINE TEAM | Thursday July 21, 2011 @ 12:31am PDTTags: Cenk Uygur, MSNBC, The Young Turks Cenk Uygur
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