The view from here

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Commonly referred to as “Al Gore’s TV network,” Current TV is coming into its own. The two-year-old network and user-generated video content site won an Emmy this year for Best Interactive Television Service and is expanding its global reach beyond the US and UK. One of the best features on the network’s new site, Current Viewpoints, gives users a forum for uploading brief self-recorded clips with their thoughts about gay rights, immigration, and other social issues. While not all of the users are the most articulate, there’s something to be said for people from a variety of backgrounds sharing their experiences and the option to show whether or not you agree with the posted video opinion. Another Democratic presidential candidate even found his way there (see John Edwards’ response to the topic of poverty in America).

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