Al Gore to Lead Current TV's Convention Coverage

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August 8th, 2012

via press release:




Nightly Coverage Will Air Live From 7pm – 11pm EST from

Current TV’s Convention Headquarters in New York

New York, NY, August 8, 2012 – Vice President Al Gore will be leading Current TV’s coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Coverage of the Republican National Convention (RNC) begins August 27th from 7pm – 11pm EST and will continue for all four nights, concluding on August 30th. Coverage of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) begins on September 4th from 7pm – 11pm EST and will conclude on September 6th.


Vice President Gore will be joined by former Michigan Governor and “The War Room” host, Jennifer Granholm, former New York Governor and “Viewpoint” host, Eliot Spitzer and “The Young Turks” host, Cenk Uygur. Additionally, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom will join the panel for the RNC coverage.


Current TV will feature reporting with real-time analysis and detailed coverage of the 2012 conventions. David Shuster and Michael Shure will report from both conventions. Also contributing will be new Current TV hosts Joy Behar and John Fugelsang.


“I’m pleased to be participating in Current TV’s impressive line-up throughout the Republican and Democratic National Conventions,” said Vice President Al Gore. “Cenk, Jennifer and Eliot provide the keen insight and spot-on analysis our viewers have come to expect, combined with decades of experience in public service and a deep understanding of politics. I have no doubt that our coverage will be innovative and informative, and I look forward to working with them.”


Additionally, “Full Court Press: The Bill Press Show” and “Talking Liberally: The Stephanie Miller Show” will both air during their regularly scheduled times from the DNC in Charlotte. “Joy Behar: Say Anything!” which debuts on September 4th at 6pm EST will lead in to the network’s coverage of the DNC.


About Current Media:

Featuring “Joy Behar: Say Anything!” “The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur,” “The War Room With Jennifer Granholm,” “Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer,” “The Gavin Newsom Show,” “Full Court Press: The Bill Press Show” and “Talking Liberally: The Stephanie Miller Show,” Current is dedicated to providing insightful news and analysis of important issues. “Vanguard,” the network’s Peabody Award-winning documentary series, shines a light where other networks won’t dare and boldly explores provocative subjects - opening minds, sparking conversations and forming deep connections with its viewers. The Peabody-and Emmy Award-winning television and online network was founded in 2005 by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, and features the very best in news, analysis, and political commentary. To get Current TV at home or to find the channel on your cable system log on to Fans can also follow Current on Facebook and on Twitter at @Current for regular updates.


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  • Dave

    Rapist on the loose.

  • AppleStinx

    A gathering of who’s who’ve been terminated by other left-leaning networks. In other words, a lefty talking head refugee camp of sorts.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @AppleStinx: LOL! Good one.

    It’s only natural for Gore to anchor convention coverage for the network he owns. In fact, Gore invented convention coverage on TV, years before he invented the internet. lol

  • Bruce

    So is this suppose to drive away the last 6 viewers they have?

  • Carl


    If only Gore had actually claimed to have invented the internet you’d be right! But I haven’t found facts to be the centerpiece of conservative ideology.

  • TV Gord

    Does anyone have any info on Current TV’s ratings over the years?

  • James C.

    We can joke, but the guy can get an audience, partisan though it may be. He starred in the most-watched documentary on record. And, you know, got a million more votes than that other guy.

  • AppleStinx

    TV Gord wrote: “Does anyone have any info on Current TV’s ratings over the years?”

    If I’m not mistaken, Current TV started subscribing to Nielsen only a few months ago. Nowadays it’s near the bottom among the 90+ ad-supported channels.

  • Delimart

    Conservatives may be winning the TV war but who cares.. Us Democrats will have the last laugh when Obama gets elected again … enjoy your Fox news for the next year hahaha

  • Joseph

    It appears from this press release that Current TV will simply have a group of talking heads chat about the conventions and not show any actual speeches or other events from the convention halls themselves.

  • Other Than That Mrs. Lincoln How Was The Play?

    How many people watch Al Bores Current TV? Like 5 people?

  • Other Than That Mrs. Lincoln How Was The Play?

    Young Turks? Should change its name to the Young Jerks.

  • Other Than That Mrs. Lincoln How Was The Play?

    Will Idiot Spitzer be supplying the prostitutes so Al Bore can sex em up?

  • Other Than That Mrs. Lincoln How Was The Play?

    “The Peabody-and Emmy Award-winning television and online network.”

    Wow, so many people are impressed with those awards, I guess that why the ratings are microscopic.


    I wonder why journalist call politians Gobernor or President when they are not any more Governor or President or Vice President, instead they should say former Governor, former Presidennt or former Vice/ Do you agree with me?

  • Chris

    In other words, Current TV’s coverage will focus on global warming…

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