The Daily Beast’s Peter Lauria writes about Current TV, the news network co-founded by former Vice President Al Gore. Current was originally conceived as a news channel for young people where much of the content came from user generated material.
The network failed to gain traction with viewers and distributors, and has since been undergoing a radical revamping.
While consultant Brian Graden looks to be focusing on the entertainment side of things, Current also has plans to make a larger push for TV news, with a focus on documentaries and investigative reporting, two areas where the cable news channels have dedicated less resources over the last few years.
There will also be a notable holdover from the network’s existing program lineup: