via press release:
VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE TO LEAD
CURRENT TV’S COVERAGE AND ANALYSIS OF FIRST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE
Coverage Will Feature Live Analysis, Campaign Spin and Fact Checking Via Social Media
A Special Primetime Episode of “Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller” Will Kickoff Evening
New York, NY, September 26, 2012 – Vice President Al Gore will lead Current TV’s coverage and analysis of the first presidential debate on October 3rd. As he did for Current’s convention coverage earlier this month, Gore will lead a roundtable at Current’s New York studios and will be joined by other Current anchors including former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, new media expert Cenk Uygur and comedian and commentator John Fugelsang. Current’s debate 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.
The first of three presidential debates will take place at the University of Colorado in Denver on Wednesday, October 3rd with President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney debating domestic policy. Current’s debate coverage will begin at 8PM et and will be preceded by a special primetime edition of “Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller” at 7PM et. On screen analysis will pause for the 90 minutes of the debate at 9PM et, and will resume after the debate is over at 10:30 PM et.
Current’s debate coverage will feature live Twitter streams that will run along Current’s broadcast screen with a robust online component on Current.com. The streams will be comprised of swirls of conversation across a number of topics, including streams from each swing state, streams specific to each topic and sub-topic discussed 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 will be 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 (http://www.facebook.com/current).
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 www.current.com. Fans can also follow Current on Facebook and on Twitter at @Current for regular updates.