Web Sites: CurrentTV.com
Why I am recommending CurrentTV.com:
In August of 2005, in response to an imbalance of power in the media world, Al Gore offered an alternative. And the rest is making history.
From the Website:
Current is a national cable and satellite channel dedicated to bringing your voice to television.
Current is about what's going on: stories from the real world, told by you.
We slice our schedule into short segments that we call "pods" -- each just a few minutes long. You'll see profiles of interesting people on the rise, intelligence on trends as they spring up around us, and international news from new perspectives.
And much of it comes straight from you.
We call it viewer-created content, or VC2. Right now, VC2 makes up about a third of our channel -- and that share is growing.
It works like this:
Anyone who wants to contribute can upload a video. Then, everyone in the Current online community votes for what should be on TV. You can join in at either stage -- watch & vote or make video. (We've also got online training to help you get the skills you need to make TV!)
This is definitely not a traditional TV network. Watching Current, you'll see more, on more topics, from more points of view.
But if we're going to succeed, we need you to do more than watch; we need you to jump in and participate.