tagged w/ Joel Hyatt
Democracy is where?
For as long as we blog, we know we'll never match the excitement of this one. After being held in North Korea for almost 5 long months, our friends and colleagues Laura and Euna are finally home. Needless to say, we're overjoyed.
Some really big thank yous --
To everyone - our fellow Currentians, viewers, the online community, family, friends and strangers -- for your thoughts, prayers, letters and petitions.
To Laura and Euna's families who showed unbelievable strength and courage during this whole ordeal. You are an inspiration.
To President Clinton for bringing Laura and Euna home. And also for this amazing image that we kind of want to put on our office wall but will obviously have to wait and see if Laura and Euna would be OK with that.
Most importantly, thank you, Al and Joel, who we know worked tirelessly behind the scenes for many months to make this happen. Thank you for your leadership and constant support for the work we do.
But most, most, most importantly thank you to Laura and Euna for coming back, pumping your arms in the air, laughing, smiling and hugging your families. That's just what we wanted. Welcome home, ladies. We've missed you!
-- The Vanguard Team For as long as we blog, we know we'll never match the excitement of this... more
As you probably know by now,Lara and Euna Lee were freed and will be home in a matter of hours..
Thank you Obama,Clinton, and current.
What They Overcame. This part is a story i was going to upload earlier about Laura and Euna but didn't because they were still imprisoned..
Laura Ling, and Euna Lee were arrested by North Korean soldiers when they were on the border of China-North Korea. Convicted of unspecified grave crimes on June 8th 2009. They were likely sent to a North Korean political offense village - a Labor camp for Offenders of the Government
T. Kumar, an Amnesty International expert on North Korea's abysmal human rights record, called the forced labor camps extremely gruesome.
There are no rest days. It's a backbreaking environment - with torture, he said. They just beat the hell out of these people.
An aide described President Obama as deeply concerned.
-Daily news Us world news
After hearing the verdict of the trial from Korea. Joel Hyatt- the CEO of current television (Will be the former Ceo of current as of july 27th i believe) attempted to negotiate the release of Laura Ling and Euna Lee but He failed.
MIchael Jackson Also attempted to release The Two prisoners.In Hopes that Kim Jong was a fan of his.
Michael had read some of the details regarding Laura and Euna’s predicament. As was often the case with him and global events he read about – from famine in Africa to victims of natural disasters in far off countries, to orphans created by wars – he felt a deep sense of empathy for Laura and Euna. When I shared with him that Euna had a four-year-old daughter, he was even more anguished. - Huffington post
to learn more about north Korean prison camps watch this video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW2sReWDyHIAs you probably know by now,Lara and Euna Lee were freed and will be home in a matter... more
NEW YORK, April 13 (Reuters) - Current Media Inc, parent of Current TV, the youth-focused television network launched by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, has withdrawn plans for an initial public offering.
In a letter on Friday advising U.S. securities regulators of its decision, the company cited "current market conditions." Only two IPOs have launched so far in 2009, while 16 have been canceled including Current Media.NEW YORK, April 13 (Reuters) - Current Media Inc, parent of Current TV, the... more
This is a response to a question posted about Al Gore Selling out to McDonalds by current.com just before they pulled the article off the front page of their news category.
thanks for all of the feedback on this, we definitely appreciate it. a couple of things...as you know, Current is a business, and in order to survive as a business, we need to be able to remain profitable, especially in this economic climate.
for websites, one of the ways this is accomplished is via online advertising. regardless, we will not compromise the type of content that appears on Current.com or on Current TV.
i do need to remove this from our News channel, as a story about a website accepting online advertisement doesn't really apply to the standards of global and U.S news.
that said, we welcome this discussion and can’t thank you enough for all of your feedback.
Just thought I would expose current.com for what it really is!This is a response to a question posted about Al Gore Selling out to McDonalds by... more
That's right Current users Al Gore is now partnered with McDonalds. For those of you who don't know, McDonalds is perhaps the single most destructive fast food company on this planet. What's that I hear....... FAIL! PS: For all of you who don't seem to understand why I'm making such a big deal out of this I'm sorry you're so ignorant.That's right Current users Al Gore is now partnered with McDonalds. For those of... more
From the article:
"There have been layoffs at Current Media, the cable network co-founded by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore.
A source close to Current told CNET News on Tuesday that 20 percent of the staff has been cut, and that some of the layoffs will take place now and others in January. Current had announced less than a day ago that it had partnered with the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. to bring its network to Canada.
A statement from Current indicates that the number of employees cut is lower than the 20 percent that our source provided: "Approximately 60 positions have been eliminated in the company's three U.S. offices, and approximately 30 new positions created," the statement read. "Many of those whose positions were eliminated have been placed in the new positions. Current will have approximately 410 employees (after these staffing adjustments)."
Current's plans for an initial public offering are on hold, employees have told CNET News. The company filed for an IPO in January.
Approached outside the company's San Francisco headquarters, one laid-off Current employee said that she hadn't seen it coming.
"Not only was this uncalled for, but there was continuous deliberation during the last two or three months," the former employee said. "Every meeting we've had with the VP of our department has been a lot of 'Don't worry, your positions are secure.' And that has been repeated for the last two to three months.""
:(From the article: "There have been layoffs at Current Media, the cable network... more
It has come to my attention and the attention of others that an immediate 10% negative vote hits everything here at Current.
I believe this is caused by Blog Warriors, that is a paid for Troll Army that comes here just to negatively vote on Current.
Advantage consultants is one of these Blog Warrior hiring companies. all they try to do is influence votes and are paid for by right wing groups.
I propose this to Current Staff and to Al Gore and Joel Hyatt. All member accounts should have voting records checked and ALL those who have an 80% NEGATIVE voting record should be pulled for inspection. Anyone who can't vote POSITIVE on at least 50% of what they view should be suspect, and anyone voting 80% or above NEGATIVE are just trying to detriment the Network in general.
There is no way you can just vote 80% or MORE negative without having an ulterior motive.
True "sour-pusses" that hate EVERYTHING should be no more than 5% and if you can't find ANYTHING you like here at all, you shouldn't be allowed to vote.
It's my opinion, but an ad was hidden and locked and still got a 77% unfavorable vote immediately. That smells fishy to me!It has come to my attention and the attention of others that an immediate 10% negative... more
Jan. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Current Media Inc., the television news network co-founded by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, plans to raise as much as $100 million in an initial public offering.
Current Media, which has yet to turn an annual profit, lost $9.86 million in 2007. The company said it expects to continue to incur losses in the future as it invests more money to build the business.
Just want to know what all of ya think about this.
Didn't Current turn a profit last year? That's what I heard.Jan. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Current Media Inc., the television news network co-founded by... more
Seventy percent of the 18- to 34-year-olds watching Current TV are noodling around on their laptops at the same time.
On Monday, the 2-year-old San Francisco network began tapping into that juxtaposition with a plan aimed at drawing viewers to Current's Web site, then back to the TV station, in the latest bid for media's holy grail: the convergence of online and broadcast worlds.
At the new site, current.com, viewers now can take assignments from network producers and vie to have their clips shown on television.
Seventy percent of the 18- to 34-year-olds watching Current TV are noodling around on... more