“It’s torn down whole concept of gatekeepers. It hasn’t impacted politics; it’s changed politics.” - Cenk Uygur, host of the Young Turks, about the impact of YouTube on politics.
The Young Turks talk show, hosted by Cenk Uygar, has been on some form televised media since 2005 and is the most watched online news show in the world. With Al-Jazeera’s purchase of Current TV, the fate of the show on cable is up in the air, but it is definitely still online. Intern Maggie Dziubek has a guide to the whole TYT media empire.
Intern Maggie Dziubek returns to Miscellaneous Monday with her Anti-TV Guide segment. This week, Maggie takes a look at the YouTube sitcom “Awkward Black Girl,” and thinks it “will go down as a classic of early Anti-TV.” She talks about why the show has been so successful and may even debut on real live television!
“I like watch like ‘The Office’ and ‘Community’ and this really reminded me of that,” Maggie said. “The name really says it all.”