The Emmy’s certainly think so. Six months after grabbing Oscar glory for his eco-documentary “An Inconvenient Truth,” former Vice President Al Gore collected an Emmy on Sunday for his new cable network, Current TV. Below is the video.
The network was launched in 2005, with the idea of users creating video clips and other short programmes. It received the “interactive television services” Emmy, which is essentially a noncompetitive award chosen by a panel of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Ecorazzi describe the station as:
“like watching an informative version of YouTube on TV. Videos are made by people all around the world, are submitted to the Current.TV website, and voted upon. The best and favorite videos get on the air. And the producers get paid.”
It’s really opening up the conversation of what is newsworthy and brings stories to viewers that would never otherwise be seen, like mini-documentaries of actual “blood diamond” mines, or looking at torture techniques like waterboarding.
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