Gore: Cenk Uygur joining ‘truly independent’ Current TV

By David Edwards
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 10:02 EDT
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Cenk Uygur and Al Gore announced this week that The Young Turks were taking their talents to Current TV.

The show will air weeknights in the 7 p.m. ET hour prior to Countdown with Keith Olbermann. It is expected to launch in the fourth quarter of 2011.

After leaving MSNBC in July, Uygur explained that the network “didn’t want to challenge power.”

“We want you to keep on speaking truth to power,” Current TV founder Al Gore told Uygur in a video posted on the network’s website. “You’re on a truly independent network now.”

Watch this video from Current TV, broadcast Sept. 20, 2011.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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