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Gore Considers Starting Cable Network
Thursday June 19 9:45 AM ET

Former Vice President Al Gore, once a newspaper reporter, may be getting back into the media business.

Gore has been meeting with potential investors interested in creating a cable television network, Time magazine's online edition reported Wednesday.

There's been a lot of talk in Democratic circles about launching a media enterprise to counter dominant GOP voices. Political talk radio is dominated by conservative voices and Fox News Channel, the top-rated cable news outlet, is also very popular among conservatives.

A spokeswoman for Gore did not immediately return a call for comment Thursday.

A television executive who has had discussions with Gore said the idea is in its "embryonic" stages. But it's not a liberal version of a cable news network, said Steve Rosenbaum, head of the New York-based documentary producers Camera Planet.

Gore was a fan of "Unfiltered," a series Camera Planet produced for MTV that put cameras in the hands of viewers. The idea of empowering viewers is "philosophically appealing" to backers of a new network, Rosenbaum said.

"The only thing I'm confident of is that it will look like nothing you've ever seen on television, which is part of the excitement of it," Rosenbaum said.

Gore has been consulting with Joel Hyatt, founder of Hyatt Legal Services and an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Senate from Ohio in 1994, according to Time.

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Seems Al Gore is thinking about starting his own cable news network. I wonder what type of shows he will have. Makes me remember a skit SNL did, if Al Gore became President he would be giving people test over the air waves.
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Rats, I thought this thread was about Al Yankovic.
Maybe that will be the gimmick; every show is hosted by someone named Al. Hell, I'd watch a Weird Al political talk show, wouldn't you?



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    Originally posted by Big Bad
    Hell, I'd watch a Weird Al political talk show, wouldn't you?

More likley to be based in reality than Al Gore, that's for sure...



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This could be the network that challenges MSNBC for the cellar in the ratings. That could provide for some fascinating evenings.



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    Originally posted by Big Bad
    Rats, I thought this thread was about Al Yankovic.
    Maybe that will be the gimmick; every show is hosted by someone named Al. Hell, I'd watch a Weird Al political talk show, wouldn't you?



Now THAT'D be AL-TV. Although they could always get Al Franken to host something...until O'Reilly does a run-in. :-)





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    Originally posted by The Thrill

      Originally posted by Big Bad
      Rats, I thought this thread was about Al Yankovic.
      Maybe that will be the gimmick; every show is hosted by someone named Al. Hell, I'd watch a Weird Al political talk show, wouldn't you?



    Now THAT'D be AL-TV. Although they could always get Al Franken to host something...until O'Reilly does a run-in. :-)




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I think that before a viable 3rd party candidate is able to emerge at the presidential level, the party would have to establish itself at the lower levels of power first (city council member, mayor, congressman, senator, etc...).
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