The Young Turks

The Young Turks (TYT) is the name of two daily news and political commentary programs hosted primarily by Cenk Uygur. One show, known as The Young Turks broadcasts via live web stream and YouTube. The second, known fully as The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur, premiered on 5 December 2011 and airs daily on Current TV. TYT was Sirius Satellite Radio's first original talk programming. The Young Turks claims to be the first Internet TV news show and the world's largest online news show. Video of the show is streamed daily on their website and available as a podcast. The show offers Internet-only video content via their YouTube channel, which in April 2012 averaged 750,000 views a day, and over 750 million views since December 2005. On 20 April 2013 The Young Turks announced that their YouTube channel had received over 1 billion video views. The Young Turks offers a paid members-only Postgame Show, an Internet only wrap-up show.

On January 2, 2013, Al Jazeera purchased Current TV, along with its carriage agreements with cable providers currently offering the existing channel, and announced that it would scrap the channel along with its programming lineup with the intention of offering a Doha-based American-focussed news network, distancing itself from the channel's current progressive political commentary. Later that day on the online show, Uygur clarified that Al Jazeera has not bought the TYT online show or its brand, both of which are independent of Current. He also stated: "what will happen to the Current show is an interesting question, and one that I do not have an answer to," but that the show will continue "for at least another three months."

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The Young Turks - Awards and Nominations
... The Young Turks has won the 2009 Podcast Award in the "Political" category, as well as the 2009 Mashable Open Web Award for the "Best Political News Site" ... In the 2011 Webby Awards, The Young Turks won the People's Voice award in the news and politics series category ...

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