Monday, September 24, 2007

Redefining Reality TV

Last weekend, our favorite network, Current TV, was awarded with a special Interactive TV Emmy for their outstanding and original work. I couldn't be prouder of the men and women who are behind this wonderful - and seemingly only - bastion of real news and issues on TV. And, of course, the viewers who help create the pods that are the fuel of the network.

This past weekend, Current re-aired a lot of their coverage of the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert. While I still barely understand what Burning Man really is, Current did its best to show off the wild weirdness of that cooky sudden city in the middle of the desert. All of the pods were brilliant, especially any pod showing off the pre-festival creation of some of the elobrate art work or those following the "virgins", the first-timers.

While some competing networks (Ii'm looking at you, VH1) poke fun at Current for some of its off-the-wall content (*cough, Supernews), those who watch it know that it is the perfect mix of comedy and serious business. It's practically the only place on television to get honest, unbiased news about the global war on terror and all the fronts not covered by the mainstream media like Somalia, Colombia, and Syria.

If you still haven't taken the chance and watched some Current, it's never too late. The content is at its height, highlighting the best in culture, music, art, and news. Check your local listings. Prepare to fall in love.



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