With Keith Olbermann Gone, Current Has an Even Bigger Celebrity Anchoring Its Coverage of the Political Conventions: The Former Vice President of the United States -- and Current TV Co-Founder -- Al Gore TVWeek
Here's the press release just received from Current TV today, Aug. 8, 2012:
VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE TO LEAD
CURRENT TV’S CONVENTION COVERAGE
ROUNDTABLE PANEL WILL ALSO INCLUDE JENNIFER GRANHOLM, ELIOT SPITZER AND CENK UYGUR
Nightly Coverage Will Air Live From 7pm – 11pm EST from
Current TV’s Convention Headquarters in New York
New York, NY, August 8, 2012 – Vice President Al Gore will be leading Current TV’s coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Coverage of the Republican National Convention (RNC) begins August 27th from 7pm – 11pm EST and will continue for all four nights, concluding on August 30th. Coverage of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) begins on September 4th from 7pm – 11pm EST and will conclude on September 6th.
Vice President Gore will be joined by former Michigan Governor and “The War Room” host, Jennifer Granholm, former New York Governor and “Viewpoint” host, Eliot Spitzer and “The Young Turks” host, Cenk Uygur. Additionally, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom will join the panel for the RNC coverage.
Current TV will feature reporting with real-time analysis and detailed coverage of the 2012 conventions. David Shuster and Michael Shure will report from both conventions. Also contributing will be new Current TV hosts Joy Behar and John Fugelsang.
“I’m pleased to be participating in Current TV’s impressive line-up throughout the Republican and Democratic National Conventions,” said Vice President Al 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.”
Additionally, “Full Court Press: The Bill Press Show” and “Talking Liberally: The Stephanie Miller Show” will both air during their regularly scheduled times from the DNC in Charlotte. “Joy Behar: Say Anything!” which debuts on September 4th at 6pm EST will lead in to the network’s coverage of the DNC.