by Rebecca Carter
Categories: Film/TV.

My favorite TV station won an Emmy last night, which was received by the founders of Current TV, Joel Hyatt and eco-royalty Al Gore.

The station is 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.

If you aren’t yet familiar with Current, definitely take a moment to check it out. You’ll need digital cable or satellite: DirecTV channel 366, Comcast 107, Dish 196, AT&T 189.

You’ll find pods on almost every topic imaginable. I worked on one with my friends at Spiral, called Earthrace – about the biodiesel boat that tried to break the round-the-world record. Check it out.

And the winner is…

About Rebecca Carter

Rebecca Carter is the Co-Founder of Ecorazzi. Rebecca was recently featured in the book Hot, Rich, and Green. She is one of 70 eco-achievers featured in Glamour magazine in April 2009, named Best of Green 2010 by Miami Magazine and Best Environmentalist by Miami New Times Best of 2008. She's raising a couple of little boys in Miami and speaks English & Spanish. Find out more at www.RebeccaCarter.net. Follow Rebecca on Twitter: @rebeccacarter

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