Current TV announces exciting new broadcasting talent will host its convention coverage

posted at 7:40 pm on August 8, 2012 by Allahpundit

I was planning to stick with the networks for my convention coverage even after I heard the news about Gore. But when I found out that Jennifer Granholm and Cenk Uygur would be joining him?

Sold.

Says Jonah Goldberg, “If Al Gore’s career trajectory keeps up he’ll be a blogger-intern at Media Matters by the end of the decade.”

The news-focused cable network, which the former vice president co-founded in 2005, announced Wednesday that Gore will take lead during the upcoming coverage of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions.

Current TV personalities Jennifer Granholm (the former Michigan governor), Eliot Spitzer (the former New York Governor and Keith Olbermann replacement) and Young Turks host Cenk Uygur will join Gore during a nightly roundtable.

“I’m pleased to be participating in Current TV’s impressive line-up throughout the Republican and Democratic National Conventions,” said Gore. “Cenk, Jennifer and Eliot provide the keen insight and spot-on analysis our viewers have come to expect, combined with decades of experience in public service and a deep understanding of politics. I have no doubt that our coverage will be innovative and informative, and I look forward to working with them.”

Why not? He’s been trying to turn Current into an even-further left version of MSNBC and his big move towards that end turned into a nuclear meltdown. He’s left now with two ex-governors whose records no one respects, the guy from “The Young Turks,” and … Joy Behar. This is his last best chance to put the network on the map; Gore’s stature among liberals should guarantee excellent access to convention speakers (including, just maybe, you know who?) and the stuntcasting factor in having him anchor will draw all sorts of rubberneckers who normally wouldn’t watch. Will the Goracle be as wooden and self-serious as we expect? Is there any way he won’t be? There’s only one way to tell, my friends.

I wonder if he had an offer to speak at the convention and declined it to do this instead or if he got snubbed and this is his plan B for the big night. Come to think of it, there’s someone else who can’t go to the convention this year and would make quite a “get” for Current if he can land her. First the interview and then maybe variety hour?


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The man represents the Democratic party.

rob verdi on August 8, 2012 at 7:41 PM

How is this “channel” even still operating? They have maybe 50 viewers…

wildcat72 on August 8, 2012 at 7:44 PM

If I didn’t read Hot Air, I would truly forget that Al Gore is still with us.

sherry on August 8, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Come to think of it, there’s someone else who can’t go to the convention this year and would make quite a “get” for Current if he can land her.

Is it possible that Hillary is going to be Obama’s VP with Bill announcing her?

sharrukin on August 8, 2012 at 7:45 PM

I met the man, Algore, in 1988 during the presidential campaign. He was actually impressive then. Of course I was a 23 year old idiot and he was thin.
Wow, being young and being able to vote are so filled with problems.

the new aesthetic on August 8, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Hey, that’s the guy that invented the intertubes AND globall worming.

meh.

RealMc on August 8, 2012 at 7:46 PM

I hope the RNC refuses to credential all the leftist outlets as not “real news organizations”.

tim c on August 8, 2012 at 7:46 PM

The Goracle…I’m sure it will be an earth friendly, solar and wind powered gabfest…

Gohawgs on August 8, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Man, are Granholm and Ugyur gonna be surprised when they learn they will be sharing a room with Spitzer and Gore.
Gore farts in his sleep, the main reason he is so concerned with global warming, besides the money, of course.
And, Spitzer. Well, let’s just say he’s happy Skinamax is free at the Motel 6.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on August 8, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Given Al’s temperament nowadays when he gets worked up I expect a fiery Olbermann-like rant Thursday night against the NFL, Eli Manning and Tony Romo for drawing people away from Current TV’s convention night coverage.

jon1979 on August 8, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Shake it, Cankles!

Who’s Al Gore?

Cody1991 on August 8, 2012 at 7:51 PM

We need a good infiltrator to punk Obama with a great big baba booey flourish!

Republican Yogi on August 8, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Every time I see his photo I am reminded he won the popular vote. It sends a chill up my spine and makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up.

farsighted on August 8, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Their coverage needs more balance. There will be 4 pigs, but no men or bears.

NotCoach on August 8, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Man, are Granholm and Ugyur gonna be surprised when they learn they will be sharing a room with Spitzer and Gore.
Gore farts in his sleep, the main reason he is so concerned with global warming, besides the money, of course.
CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on August 8, 2012 at 7:49 PM

I’m sure they’re much less concerned with his farting than they are with his requests for help with chakra release.

Kataklysmic on August 8, 2012 at 7:51 PM

I have no doubt that our coverage will be innovative and informative releasing the chakras!

FIFY

hillsoftx on August 8, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Current TV. That really exists?

clippermiami on August 8, 2012 at 7:54 PM

I was planning to stick with the networks for my convention coverage even after I heard the news about Gore. But when I found out that Jennifer Granholm and Cenk Uygur would be joining him?

The CARINO runs deep in this one.

cynccook on August 8, 2012 at 7:54 PM

This is just perfect. A loser hosting a bunch of losers. (Waders required)

Rovin on August 8, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Current TV announces exciting new broadcasting talent will host its convention coverage
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headline by Allahpundit

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Are we “aroused”, yet?

listens2glenn on August 8, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Gore has become a self parody. The country really dodged a bullet in 2000.

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 8, 2012 at 7:56 PM

his requests for help with chakra release.

Kataklysmic on August 8, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Khan?…

Gohawgs on August 8, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Hillary doesn’t look as bad as Katy Couric did in her dancing video.

listens2glenn on August 8, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Joy Behar and Al Gore.

Why do I have this sudden urge to check all the locks…and make sure the refrigerator is alarmed.

Bishop on August 8, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Their coverage needs more balance. There will be 4 pigs, but no men or bears.

NotCoach on August 8, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Wrong! Manbearpig will be there!

predator on August 8, 2012 at 8:00 PM

For an older person, Hillary is really flexible in her dance moves, isn’t she. Lithe and supple.

a capella on August 8, 2012 at 8:01 PM

You know who will enjoy and get the most fun out of this? Keith Olberman

Goodale on August 8, 2012 at 8:03 PM

I watched the video. I think I fell in love with Hillary Clinton, just a little.

RushBaby on August 8, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Very hard to believe they used the word “talent” to describe the prince of hypocrites.

Wolfmoon on August 8, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Great. I was JUST sitting down to a dinner of grilled chicken and baked spuds DRENCHED in butter n sour cream…

…and you HAD to show not only a screenshot of both Al “The Hindenburg” Gore AND Hillary “Coyote Ugly” Clinton…dancing?

o_0

Pass on Dinner…Pass the Maloxx…

BlaxPac on August 8, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Gore has become a self parody. The country really dodged a bullet in 2000.

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 8, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Ah yes, the country would have missed the opportunity to turn Iraq into a proxy state of Iran for the modest cost of a few trillion and thousands of American lives lost. That would have been terrible! And all those deep tax cuts- how would the country have survived under McCain or Gore?

bayam on August 8, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Current TV personalities Jennifer Granholm (the former Michigan governor), Eliot Spitzer (the former New York Governor and Keith Olbermann replacement) and Young Turks host Cenk Uygur will join Gore during a nightly roundtable.

And Behar?

This lineup appeals to my fascination with the bizarre and macabre. I may just watch. It depends on how much Makers Mark I consume beforehand.

Cody1991 on August 8, 2012 at 8:11 PM

No, that isn’t a tree in the background talking… that’s the host.

viking01 on August 8, 2012 at 8:12 PM

With a lineup like that, maybe MSNBC won’t be last in the ratings at the RNC.

Maybe Gore will put a little excitement into the DNC by kissing Tipper…oh wait a minute!!! Maybe he’ll beat up an effigy of George W. Bush, and sell CO2 credits to raise money for his network!

Steve Z on August 8, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Jennifer Granholm was a complete and utter fail as the governor in Michigan. She stole every dime from the Michigan No Fault Catastrophic Claims Fund in an attempt to balance the budget, to the tune of 13 billion dollars, and still couldn’t do it because of all the union payoffs and mafia road crew corruption.

Granholm should be on trial, not on TV.

Wolfmoon on August 8, 2012 at 8:15 PM

DNC insiders running Politico wonder if Gore is too big a risk….

viking01 on August 8, 2012 at 8:19 PM

o/t, but speaking of TV, did anyone see Professor Peter Drier, PH.D. from Occidental college on O’Reilly?
That’s what happens when you get your lips caught in Obama’s ‘wind tunnel’.
Take note, upyourbackside and libfreestuffand die.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on August 8, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Current TV is sort of a hospice for journalistic careers.

crosspatch on August 8, 2012 at 8:24 PM

That’s what happens when you get your lips caught in Obama’s ‘wind tunnel’.
Take note, upyourbackside and libfreestuffand die.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on August 8, 2012 at 8:23 PM

I don’t watch BOR much anymore, but I did tonight. I loved the ending when this Ph.D. (phony doctor) brought up that BOR would one day get social security and BOR said he was going to give his back.

predator on August 8, 2012 at 8:27 PM

I think Al Gore will win the PGA tournament this week.

No, wait . . . that’s Tiger Woods.

Never mind.

The Reasonable Man on August 8, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Current TV is sort of a hospice for journalistic careers.

crosspatch on August 8, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Sorta like PBS with equally shady funding.

viking01 on August 8, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Maybe we can some of this from Gore after the elections.

That, my younger friends, is TV.

BobMbx on August 8, 2012 at 8:30 PM

“CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver”

Good lord.

BobMbx on August 8, 2012 at 8:31 PM

How is this “channel” even still operating? They have maybe 50 viewers…

wildcat72 on August 8, 2012 at 7:44 PM

AGW is big money.

malclave on August 8, 2012 at 8:32 PM

o/t, but speaking of TV, did anyone see Professor Peter Drier, PH.D. from Occidental college on O’Reilly?

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on August 8, 2012 at 8:23 PM

No, I don’t/won’t watch BOR any more, but what did the prof say?

bofh on August 8, 2012 at 8:35 PM

o/t, but speaking of TV, did anyone see Professor Peter Drier, PH.D. from Occidental college on O’Reilly?

That’s what happens when you get your lips caught in Obama’s ‘wind tunnel’.
Take note, upyourbackside and libfreestuffand die.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on August 8, 2012 at 8:23 PM

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver:YOU RANG:)
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Bill O’Reilly Confronts Professor Who Accused Him Of Engaging In ‘Right-Wing Buffoonery’
8:38 pm, August 8th, 2012
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http://www.mediaite.com/tv/bill-oreilly-confronts-professor-who-accused-him-of-engaging-in-right-wing-buffoonery/

canopfor on August 8, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Current TV presents: The News Hour with fatface!

Valkyriepundit on August 8, 2012 at 8:51 PM

This brings up this classic clip from Animaniacs with “Brainy the Pooh” and “the algore” so full of hot air, he floats–that explains where that wind was coming from. I’m always surprised that this came from a Steven Spielberg production.

HakerA on August 8, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Current TV announces exciting new broadcasting talent will host its convention coverage
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Terrific,Global Political Hot Sh*t-Winds cometh!!!

canopfor on August 8, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Be sure to pile on lots of orange makeup Albert. It makes you look more credible… and stalk a cameraman while you’re at it.

viking01 on August 8, 2012 at 8:57 PM

sex crazed poodle?

deimos on August 8, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Hillary likes ‘em to have a little sump’n in the trunk, apparently.

TexasDan on August 8, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Hillary likes ‘em to have a little sump’n in the trunk, apparently.

TexasDan on August 8, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Trunk Hell…. That’s a 5 piece set of luggage…not so gently used.

BlaxPac on August 8, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Al Gore?……..who?

PappyD61 on August 8, 2012 at 9:35 PM

How is this “channel” even still operating? They have maybe 50 viewers…

wildcat72 on August 8, 2012 at 7:44 PM

I am one of them, I like Vanguard.

roy_batty on August 8, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Current TV has a very bright future. In January they will be hiring an exciting new anchor who is a great speaker and knows how to read a teleprompter. The only drawback will be teaching him how to say corpse-man.

Stay tuned for the exciting details.

kbTexan on August 8, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Cenk, Jennifer and Eliot provide the keen insight and spot-on analysis our viewers

Viewers? When did they add a second?

fitzfong on August 8, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Who’s Cenk Uygur?

Sounds like somebody who sacked a town in Central Asia about 1300 AD.

trigon on August 8, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Gore has become a self parody. The country really dodged a bullet in 2000.

Raquel Pinkbullet on August 8, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Unfortunately, we caught the ricochet in 2008.

trigon on August 8, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Anyone seen the Goracle lately?

The last time I saw him he was approaching Hindenburg dimensions. They’re going to need a ground crew to wheel him around when they change camera angles.

novaculus on August 8, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Anyone seen the Goracle lately?

The last time I saw him he was approaching Hindenburg dimensions. They’re going to need a ground crew to wheel him around when they change camera angles.

novaculus on August 8, 2012 at 11:40 PM

“If Al Gore’s career weight trajectory keeps up he’ll be a blogger-intern at Media Matters an island in the South Pacific by the end of the decade.”

kbTexan on August 9, 2012 at 12:07 AM

“I’m pleased to be participating in Current TV’s impressive line-up throughout the Republican and Democratic National Conventions,” said Gore. “Cenk, Jennifer and Eliot provide the keen insight and spot-on analysis our viewers have come to expect,

…..yes…all 5 of them.

Baxter Greene on August 9, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Hosting the Convention Coverage is probably the only means left to him to release his chakra.

juanito on August 9, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Current TV personalities Jennifer Granholm (the former Michigan governor), Eliot Spitzer (the former New York Governor and Keith Olbermann replacement) and Young Turks host Cenk Uygur will join Gore during a nightly roundtable.

They would be better off using a bunch of sock puppets handled by a group of drunk freshmen from Berkeley than this circle of certified losers.

pilamaye on August 9, 2012 at 7:46 AM

I expect him to be super serial and that’s got to be worth a look, at least for a minute or so.

swinia sutki on August 9, 2012 at 8:44 AM

Why, it’s Manbearpig!

And BTW, that video of Shrillary bumping and grinding is obscene.

petefrt on August 9, 2012 at 8:58 AM

Better have plenty of herbal refreshment in the green room.

itsacookbook on August 9, 2012 at 9:06 AM

Current TV “to the left of MSNBC”. A broadcast business model based on a target audience of 15 people is a real winner, Al.

bob77 on August 9, 2012 at 11:54 AM

CAN’T WAIT

dalec on August 9, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Hope the sex crazed poodle has his chi in order for the big night.

Buttercup on August 9, 2012 at 5:15 PM