Getting Current

“Just before Al Gore launched Current TV a year ago, there were more than a few guffaws heard throughout the industry. The idea of a young adult cable channel consisting of viewer-created video ‘pods’ and interactive ads seemed like a joke. Nobody’s laughing anymore… In the year since the 24-hour network premiered on Aug. 1, 2005, Current TV is seeing its model readily duplicated by such major cable players as MTV and VH1, and soon, the newly formed CW broadcast network.”