current tv

Out East this past weekend and was stuck to the Current channel. It has interesting pods that are pre-voted on their website. The idea is to have viewer submitted content and viewer influenced programming(the greenlighting thing). The pod on the devastation of Katrina and how Red Cross volunteers are making a difference was especially good. Speaking of volunteering, kudos to Carol for taking time to go and help with the medical care of the Katrina victims. I totally applaud you! ( i really should do a specific post abt this, but let me just mention it here...things have a way of getting hectic)

Al Gore spearheaded Current TV check out more info on wikipedia. It is available in select markets, and yeah, i will be pestering my local cable company to carry it...will find out if i have to pay extra :(

For you filmmakers (ahem Akiey) anyone can submit (if you havent already).
Being able to watch a piece about street jugglers in Bogota... Its a brilliant thing.

gif via nanitek


Blogger jjray said...

Thanks for bring this up. I heard Gore was starting up a TV channel but had lost track of the story. Here is a link to the web site: http://www.current.tv/ . You can watch vids on the web site. Very creative stuff.

9/19/2005 11:40 PM  
Anonymous Mentalacrobatics said...

yeah thanks for blogging about this one :-) there was a short piece in Monday's guardian (scroll down kidogo)about the station today.

9/20/2005 4:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what is it about that penguin slapping the other...i cant seem to turn away!

9/20/2005 10:29 AM  
Anonymous Irene said...

That penguin clip is a riot! Very funny.

9/20/2005 11:34 AM  
Blogger akiey5 said...

Thanks for posting this info. I've been an avid watcher or Newsworld since 2002 (Direct Tv)& it's been many,many times better than most of US-based news channels. Their documentaries have also been very good too.
Haven't caught Current Tv yet since am trying out a diff sat-company that has a better price deal. I wish Al Gore
(he who invented the Internet,lol!) success in this. About time America had this.
I miss what I was accustomed so will switch back soonest.
-Afromusing, i'll help you with the submission:)

9/20/2005 8:24 PM  
Blogger mutumia said...

oh that penguin slap was too funny!!!

9/30/2005 4:27 PM  
Anonymous JKE said...

Awesome, I just had to re-blog this. Thx for the wonderful link!

10/02/2005 10:22 PM  

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