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The Rise and Demise of Current TV
"Let us look at the steady rise and abrupt demise of Current TV, an alternative, progressive news channel for cable/satellite TV viewers in the USA. It was a noble experiment."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Which former Vice President of the USA founded the progressive news channel Current TV?
What was the initial format of Current TV before switching to news?
reruns of documentaries from other channels
A couple of years after Current TV moved to become a proper cable news network, it adopted an award-winning logo, "Current" in a waving _______.
(One Word, 4 letters, "Long may she wave")
What feisty, liberal sportscaster-turned-newscaster brought his 'Countdown' show from MSNBC to Current TV in 2011 in an effort to boost the network's ratings?
What former attorney general and disgraced governor of New York State hosted his own nightly program of news, analysis, and commentary on 'Viewpoint' on Current TV in 2012?
Current TV brought in the largest online news show in the world when it introduced what nightly news and public affairs program, hosted by Cenk Uyger, in 2011?
The Young Turks
The New Ottomans
The Old Mongols
The Middle-Aged Norwegians
There were a number of nightly and weekly news shows on Current TV, hosted by celebrities and/or politicians. Who was NOT among these presenters?
As part of its goal to provide alternative voices to television news, Current TV began simulcasting radio programs. Which one(s)?
"The Bill Press Show"
Neither of these
Both of these
"The Stephanie Miller Show"
What was unique about Current TV's coverage of the presidential debates, the vice presidential debate, and the election of 2012?
broadcasting in the buff
adding their own candidate to the race
not covering it at all
simulcasting Twitter feeds
Current TV never quite got the ratings hoped for. What foreign news service and broadcaster purchased Current TV on 2 January 2013?
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Compiled Mar 01 13