Al Gore’s Current TV for Sale

    NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09:  Al Gore, chairman and co-founder of Current TV, and Joel Hyatt, executive vice chairman and co-founder of Current TV, speak during the Current TV Upfront at the Paley Center For Media on February 9, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Joe Kohen/Getty Images for Current TV) *** Local Caption *** Al Gore;Joel Hyatt

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    Losing hurts—luckily Al Gore has practice. The former vice-president’s Current TV progressive news channel —is up for sale, according to the New York Post.  CEO Joel Hyatt told the Post that the move was inevitable. “Current has been approached many times by media companies interested in acquiring our company,” he said, “As a consequence, we thought it might be useful to engage expertise to help us.” Launched in 2005, the network struggled to find its voice, first aiming at a youth-centric vibe, then shifting towards heavier news when that proved unsuccessful—and had a high-profile failure with Keith Olbermann, who Current TV hired in 2011 but subsequently fired in March 2012.

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