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Current TV to cut 80 jobs and refocus network

November 11, 2009 | 10:17 am

Current TV, the cable news channel founded by Al Gore, is overhauling its staff, cutting 80 positions. Among those leaving is David Neuman, who oversaw programing for the network.

The network is moving away from original in-house productions and short-form programing and instead will look for longer-form programming and acquisitions. The network is also cutting three of its programs: "Current Tonight," "Current Takeover" and "Current Exposed."

Current, whose corporate headquarters are in San Francisco, does most of its productions out of Los Angeles.

-- Joe Flint

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