Its Staffers Rescued, Current TV Needs to Get Rid of Staffers

After Bill Clinton helped rescue two Current TV employees from North Korea, Al Gore's TV network can get down to other pressing business. Like laying off employees, reportedly.

Current is mulling layoffs at its San Francisco home base, a source tells former Valleywag contributor Jackson West at NBC Bay Area. The cuts would, in part, eliminate San Francisco-based video production jobs and either outsource them or relocate them to Los Angeles, where some San Francisco jobs also ended up following November layoffs of 60 Current staffers. Current hasn't aired as much cheap user-generated content as it first planned; instead that content, such as it is, has tended to flow to sites like YouTube. No one, Clinton included, has figured out how to save the network from that expensive conundrum.

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