New Media Giant The Young Turks Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

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Upcoming Documentary Features Cenk Uygur, Network Founder, Producer and Host of The Young Turks

Cenk Uygur, Network Founder, Producer and Host of The Young Turks

Our ten year anniversary is a celebration of all of these people coming together to make an independent show happen. Together we've been fighting the power for the last ten years and the establishment better watch out, because we're just getting started.

On February 14, 2012, The Young Turks Network celebrates its 10 year anniversary. Over the past decade, The Young Turks have continually informed hundreds of millions of viewers and listeners across the globe on the latest issues trending in politics, pop culture, lifestyle and sports.

The Young Turks transcended platforms to become the largest and longest running daily Internet show accumulating over 670 million views on YouTube since their launch in 2005. Today they average over 30 million views a month.

Producer and Host Cenk Uygur says, “Our ten year anniversary is a celebration of all of these people coming together to make an independent show happen. Together we've been fighting the power for the last ten years and the establishment better watch out, because we're just getting started."

The Young Turks are one of the only shows that have bridged the gap between Internet, radio, and most recently, cable television when the show was picked up by Current TV in December 2011. Created by political commentator and media juggernaut, Cenk Uygur, The Young Turks originally premiered as the first original talk show on Sirius Satellite Radio in 2002. Over the years, The Young Turks have hosted guests including Senator John Kerry, NBC’s Brian Williams, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, President Jimmy Carter, former chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan, and current Republican Presidential hopeful, Congressman Ron Paul.

The Young Turks is the flagship show of the TYT Network—a network that has expanded to include a range of online news shows covering politics, pop culture and lifestyle including: What the Flick?!, TYT Sports, TYT University, TYT Interviews, TYT Shows, The Top Vlog, and most recently The Point.

To celebrate the 10 year anniversary, filmmaker Andrew Napier captures Cenk Uygur through candid eyes in his upcoming documentary which features the creation and evolution of The Young Turks. The film chronicles everything from Cenk’s arrival in America from Turkey at the age of 8 to his decision to quit his job at a law firm to start a public access television show. This show gave way to a radio broadcast from his living room which slowly transformed into the The Young Turks and led to the founding of the TYT Network.

The Young Turks will premiere the documentary trailer and dedicate their 10 year anniversary show to their fans and contributors on February 14, 2012.

As The TYT Network continues to expand, they remain an innovator—on the cutting edge of the convergence of television and the Internet.

View the documentary trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37P_u1hKSaU

ABOUT THE YOUNG TURKS AND TYT NETWORK

The Young Turks is the largest online news show in the world, covering politics, pop culture and lifestyle. The TYT Network is one of the Top 50 You Tube Partners, with over 30 million views a month and well over 670 million total video views on The Young Turks YouTube Channel. An award-winning online broadcast, The Young Turks won the 2011 People's Voice Webby Award for Best News & Politics Series, 2011 News/Politics Shorty Award, and Best Political Podcast 2009 at the Podcast Awards and Best Political News Site 2009 at the Mashable Awards. Additionally, The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur debuted on Current TV in December 2011.

The Young Turks is the flagship show of the TYT Network, which includes What the Flick?!, TYT Sports, TYT University, TYT Interviews, TYT Shows, The Top Vlog, and most recently The Point.

ABOUT CENK UYGUR

Cenk Uygur is host of The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur on Current TV as well as the host and co-founder of The Young Turks online which is the largest news show on the Internet. Uygur is the former host of MSNBC Live and has appeared numerous times on CNN, CNN Headline News, E! Entertainment Channel, Al Jazeera, ABC News, Voice of America, NPR and Fox News Channel. He is one of the most popular bloggers on The Huffington Post, and also a contributor to Daily Kos and Politico. Uygur is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business and Columbia University Law School. He worked as a lawyer, television writer and television host before co-founding The Young Turks.

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