With its $500 million purchase of left-leaning Current TV, the pan-Arab news channel Al-Jazeera will soon be seen in tens of millions of U.S. homes. It’s a steep price, but the acquisition helps the network in its aim to quickly spread its message to more Americans.
The purchase will create a news channel called Al-Jazeera America, coming to U.S. homes 90 days from now with a distinctly non-American view of the world. Read More
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom recently proclaimed that he has too much time on his hands and his job should be redefined or eliminated. But the charismatic politician has found a new way to attract attention.
In the wake of Current TV’s high-profile falling-out with liberal firebrand Keith Olbermann, the channel seems poised to feature a more kindly style of questioning with tonight’s premiere of “The Gavin Newsom Show.” Read More
Gavin Newsom will soon become the first sitting politician to host a show on San Francisco-based Current TV.
The television and online network announced the new show Wednesday, just weeks after the high-profile firing of Keith Olbermann, who had worked for the company for less than a year. Read More