TMCNet:  BRIEF: Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm leaving Current TV

[January 03, 2013]

BRIEF: Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm leaving Current TV

LANSING, Jan 03, 2013 (Detroit Free Press - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm has announced she will soon be leaving Current TV and her public affairs program "The War Room" following the purchase of the cable network by Al Jazeera, the pan-Arab news giant financed by the government of Qatar.


"We were told today that Al Jazeera is the buyer for Current TV," Granholm said in a posting on her Facebook page late Wednesday.

"My agreement with Current was for the duration of the election (and the sale). It has been a very fun adventure; we are blessed with a wonderful team. We'll continue to broadcast The War Room for the next few weeks through the transition, but after that I'll be going back to teaching, speaking and other things." The deal was announced Wednesday for sale of the cable network founded by former Vice President Al Gore and other partners. The network has struggled with low ratings.

Granholm, a Democrat who was Michigan's governor from 2003 through 2010, began hosting the show in January 2012. She is also a law professor at the University of California at Berkeley.

Her show was recently moved to a 6 p.m. time slot from later in the evening.

Contact Paul Egan: 517-372-8660 or pegan@freepress.com ___ (c)2013 the Detroit Free Press Visit the Detroit Free Press at www.freep.com Distributed by MCT Information Services

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