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Young Turks Network raises $4 million from former Louisiana governor
Young Turks Network raises $4 million from former Louisiana governor

Left-leaning political talk show host Cenk Uygur has raised $4 million to expand his digital video company the Young Turks Network, and the money comes from a seemingly unlikely source: Republican Buddy Roemer, the former governor of Louisiana. Roemer's private equity fund, Roemer, Robinson, Melville & Co., is providing $4 million in seed financing with an option to go up to $8 million, which the network plans to use to expand its reach through Internet streaming, local television and international syndication deals. Uygur lost his cable talk show "The Young Turks" last year when Current TV was bought by Qatar-based Al Jazeera. Since then, Uygur has been trying to expand his Web presence...

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