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Uygur and "The Young Turks" to Join Current TV

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Good news for progressive TV cable news junkies!  Cenk Uygur will be back on television.

Like Keith Olbermann, Cenk Uygur got a little too controversial for the suits at MSNBC and was nudged out. But Cenk and his "Young Turks" will soon be joining Keith at Current TV. In fact, they will be the lead-in at 7:00pm ET for Olbermann's 8:00pm "Countdown." Uygur's new show will begin sometime later this year. In addition, Current TV is looking to find a  a lead-out show for "Countdown" by January.

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Current is the perfect home for our show. We wanted to be in a place that is both independent and truly progressive, not owned and encumbered by a media conglomerate. Does it get any better for a progressive than working where Al Gore and Joel Hyatt are your bosses, and Keith Olbermann is your colleague? ItÕs an honor to be the lead-in program for Keith Olbermann. Add to that we will work with David Bohrman, who has been creating unique and great television programming for decades. His vision for Current is exactly in line with ours.  When you bring all of these people together with The Young Turks, watch out, we're coming!

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With Cenk as the lead-in to Olbermann's Coundown, ... by Arlen Grossman on Thursday, Sep 22, 2011 at 9:15:43 AM
I heard that Olbermann making noise about hiring R... by John Sanchez Jr. on Thursday, Sep 22, 2011 at 2:01:20 PM
Current TV will be a big plus for progressives, bu... by Roger Kotila on Thursday, Sep 22, 2011 at 2:59:51 PM
cannot hapen until we collectively wake up to and ... by Jon Fox on Thursday, Sep 22, 2011 at 4:27:16 PM
Can't wait.... by SherryGT on Thursday, Sep 22, 2011 at 4:44:04 PM
Glad to hear it. Who is a good lead out for Cenk? ... by E. T. SIMON on Thursday, Sep 22, 2011 at 5:47:03 PM
However, the question must be asked how progressiv... by David McCorquodale on Thursday, Sep 22, 2011 at 8:08:43 PM
True, it would be nice to see more radical shows, ... by Arlen Grossman on Friday, Sep 23, 2011 at 1:20:59 AM
Umm... both Al Gore and Keith Olbermann seem to li... by David McCorquodale on Friday, Sep 23, 2011 at 7:05:49 AM
if we do not get the McKinneys and the Cornel West... by Lester Shepherd on Friday, Sep 23, 2011 at 6:50:38 AM
David and Lester:I share your sentiments. But the ... by Arlen Grossman on Friday, Sep 23, 2011 at 1:06:21 PM