Here is the statement from owners Al Gore and Joel Hyatt: (and by the way, I think this is good news for Current TV.  Check out AlJazeera.com on the internet – they have done some great stories on what is going on in Sudan and South Sudan.  You won’t always – maybe never –  agree with the editorial view point of the network, but their news division does go many places others will not to cover stories.)


Statement from Al Gore and Joel Hyatt:


“We are proud and pleased that Al Jazeera, the award-winning international news organization, has bought Current TV,” said Al Gore, co-founder and Chairman, and Joel Hyatt, co-founder and CEO. “Since its founding in 2005, Current has grown into a national network available in nearly 60 million homes, offering thought-provoking commentary and Emmy and Peabody award-winning programming. Current Media was built based on a few key goals: To give voice to those who are not typically heard; to speak truth to power; to provide independent and diverse points of view; and to tell the stories that no one else is telling. Al Jazeera, like Current, believes that facts and truth lead to a better understanding of the world around us.”