I would be mildly surprised if there were any AT readers who actually watched Al Gore's "Current" cable TV network. Since you are probably unaware of what kind of TV fare is offered, imagine amateur bloggers with a camera ranting about "the system" and pushing liberal pablum on their minuscule audience.
That audience may be about to rise -- from near zero to maybe a couple of thousand; Keith Olbermann is reported to have decided to resurface on Gore TV:
Keith Olbermann, the former top-rated host on the news channel MSNBC, will announce his next television home on Tuesday, and people on Monday familiarwith his plans pointed to a possible deal with the public affairs channel Current TV.
Mr. Olbermann, his representatives and executives from Current TV declined to comment on the move, but they did not deny that the channel, which counts former Vice President
Al Gore as one of its founders, will become at least one partner in Mr. Olbermann's future media plans.
One of the people with knowledge of the plans said Mr. Olbermann would have an equity stake in Current TV. The people insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized by their employers to comment in advance of the official announcement.
On Monday a public relations agency hired by Mr. Olbermann scheduled a Tuesday morning conference call for an announcement about his next job. "He and his new partners will make an exciting announcement regarding the next chapter in his remarkable career," the agency wrote in an e-mail.
The "next chapter in his remarkable career" will be oblivion. Freed from even the minimal constraints of MSNBC, Olbermann will be able to go where few broadcasters have dared to go; from the gutter, to the sewer, to a toxic waste dump.
Will anyone remember him in a year when he will be able to go back on "real" TV? Stay tuned - or rather don't. You won't miss anything.