Al Gore to Lead Current TV's Election Night Coverage from San Francisco

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October 31st, 2012

via press release:



Special Episodes of “Joy Behar: Say Anything!” and “Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller” will Kickoff Election Night on Current Starting at 6PM et

New York, NY, October 31 2012 – Vice President Al Gore will lead Current TV’s election night coverage on Tuesday, November 6th beginning at 8PM et. As he did for the first and third presidential debates earlier this month, Gore will lead a roundtable and will be joined by other Current anchors including former Michigan governor and host of “The War Room” Jennifer Granholm, former New York governor and host of “Viewpoint” Eliot Spitzer, new media expert and host of “The Young Turks” Cenk Uygur and comedian, commentator and host of “So That Happened” John Fugelsang.

Current’s election night coverage will originate from Current’s studio in San Francisco, home to “The War Room with Jennifer Granholm” and “The Gavin Newsom Show.” Current’s coverage will feature live analysis, instant alerts regarding campaign spin and fact checking through the same innovative use of social media that the network unveiled during its convention coverage earlier this election season.

Special episodes of “Joy Behar: Say Anything!” at 6PM et and “Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller” at 7pm et will precede Current’s election night coverage, which will begin at 8PM et.

Current’s political coverage features live Twitter streams that run along Current’s broadcast screen with a robust online component on The streams are comprised of swirls of conversation across a number of topics, including streams from each swing state, streams specific to each topic and sub-topicdiscussed during the debate, streams specific to each candidate and their policies, and others. These streams will have titles like “Team Obama,” “Team Romney,” “Mainstream Media,” “Comedians and Celebrities” “States with High Unemployment” and “Healthcare,” among others. Viewers are able to join the conversations by tweeting #Current2012 and may be able to see their tweets run on-air.

Viewers can join the conversation by following @Current on Twitter, tweeting #Current2012 or on Facebook (

About Current Media:

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. 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," "John Fugelsang: So That Happened," "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'tdare and boldly explores provocative subjects - opening minds, sparking conversations and forming deep connections with its viewers. Current TV is available in 60 million homes on cable and satellite television. 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.


  • Neil

    I wonder will he have a Heart Attack if Romney wins.

  • AppleStinx

    He will be deflated. Letting all that hot air can’t be good for the environment but we’ll survive.

  • RJ

    And still, nobody watched.

  • richard

    i say who ever wins, the country will remain more or less the same

  • bsp

    Current is in how many households? Never seen it, or spoken to anyone who has…

  • Bill Gorman

    “Current is in how many households? Never seen it, or spoken to anyone who has…”


    ~1/2 US TV households.

  • andy

    I’m surprised Current TV is still around, I’m assuming not many ratings are shown for it?

    We had it in the UK for about 4 years. It got axed at the beginning of this year from SKY because the average peak time audience was 4,700. The highest they had was 40,000 for a show.

    So I’m assuming, although it’s probably slightly higher in the US that the ratings aren’t always very good.

  • AppleStinx


    Their carbon footprints lead straight to the edge of the ratings cliff. Averaging about 40K total viewers in primetime, CurrentTV lies near the bottom of the abyss. Al Gore has been looking for a buyer.

  • iowegian

    Hopefully he will be very sad.

  • RonoMC

    How is Joy Behar’s show doing on Current? I’m sure not as good as on HLN

  • cas127

    How about a game estimating Current’s upcoming sale price?

    $1, Assumption of Debt, and Destination Internet (the Newsweek Precedent)?

    Serious question: When cable nets go under/get sold, are pre-existing carriage agreements locked in place?

    If so, then Current has a valuable asset (60M+ carriage…although much of this must be on extra-fee tiers…I have *never* seen Current/its progenitor on basic cable in any of the 5 cities I have lived in over the past 10 years).

    If locked-in carriage isn’t part of a Current buy…well then, Current is going to sell for bupkis.

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