Paul Sakuma / Associated Press
March 1, 2009
Current TV: We first dismissed this user-generated-content-crazed network as MTV's "True Life" with cooler graphics, but lately we've been hooked on its view of TV 2.0. Documentaries from the network's "Vanguard" series pulled us in with storytelling that rivaled the best of NPR, and comedy segments on "infoMania" tweaked mass media as well as "The Daily Show." This current is picking up speed.
Photo: Al Gore at a press conference announcing the launch of Current in 2005.