Current Media, the Peabody and Emmy Award-winning television and online network founded in 2005 by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, features the very best in political commentary, news analysis, and thought provoking programming. Home to "Viewpoint," "The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur," "The War Room," and "Vanguard," the network's Peabody Award-winning documentary series, Current is dedicated to providing insightful analysis of important issues – and digging deep into real stories to uncover how they affect real people. Current is also now home to two additional progressive voices every weekday morning: "Full Court Press: The Bill Press Show" and "Talking Liberally: The Stephanie Miller Show." Current shines a light where other networks won't dare and boldly explores provocative subjects – opening minds, sparking conversations and forming deep connections with its viewers. Current creates the commentary and delivers the independent, unexpected point-of-view our viewers want and need to hear. Current is media that matters.
Current has won major awards and accolades since its founding, including two Emmy® Awards, the Peabody Award, two Livingston Awards, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, numerous Webby Awards, the Television Academy Honor and the Hot Bird™ TV Award for Europe’s Best News Network.
Current is now available via cable and satellite TV in 71 million households worldwide – 60 million in the U.S. – through distribution partners Comcast (Channel 107); DirecTV (Channel 358 nationwide); Dish Network (Channel 215 nationwide); Verizon FiOS (Channel 192) and AT&T U-Verse (Channel 189).
- Al Gore, Co-founder & Chairman of the Board
- Joel Hyatt, Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer
- David Bohrman, President
- Terry Baker, EVP Production
- David Harleston, EVP Business & Legal Affairs
- Ken Ripley, EVP Advertising Sales
- See bios of Current's management team here.
Current’s Advertising Partners
Since its inception, Current has developed new forms of cross-platform advertising and social media integration with its sponsors, including the launch of the first viewer-created ad messages in 2005. Current has generated a loyal, global community of thousands of creative storytellers who are developing marketing messages to help some of the world’s best brands to connect with their consumers across multiple media platforms. Some of the blue-chip brands who have invested in Current’s innovative sponsorship models include American Express, AT&T, Ford, Frito-Lay, Hewlett-Packard, Lexus, Mazda, Paramount, Scion, Sony, Samsung and Unilever.
Current’s programming includes a slate of original primetime programming designed to speak truth to power and cover the issues of the day from a unique, progressive perspective. Anchored by “Viewpoint” at 8E/5P, Current’s primetime lineup now includes “The War Room” at 6E/3P, “The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur” at 7E/4P and "Joy Behar: Say Anything!" at 9E/6P.
Current TV’s weekday primetime viewing programming lineup includes:
“The War Room”
New shows Monday through Thursday at 6E/3P
Produced live in San Francisco at Current TV’s headquarters, the weeknight program is hosted by veteran news correspondent Michael Shure. This hour-long program goes behind the scenes to shed light on the campaign news of the day and features in-studio commentary by political insiders, opinion leaders, newsmakers and everyday Americans whose perspectives both inform and inspire.
“The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur”
New shows Monday through Thursday at 7E/4P
This hour-long program hosted by the creator of the Web’s most popular and longest running politically themed news show does away with the normal trappings of cable news talking head shows in favor of presenting audiences with raw political analysis and progressive commentary that speaks from the heart. “The Young Turks” is not about talking points, left vs. right or shouting heads. It is about speaking truth to power and offering a provocative and progressive take on the news of the day.
New shows Monday through Thursday at 8E/5P
Watch “Viewpoint” hosted by comedian and commentator John Fugelsang every weeknight at 8E/5P on Current TV.
“Joy Behar: Say Anything!”
New shows Monday through Thursday at 9E/6P
Emmy® award winning talk show host Joy Behar is back with "Joy Behar: Say Anything!" airing Mon-Thurs evenings on Current TV. One of TV's most irreverent and outspoken personalities, Joy Behar takes on social issues and relevant topics that impact the American zeitgeist.