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.
And the winner is…