The Corbett Report http://www.youtube.com/user/corbettreport is a perfect example of a great channel that is under-funded. There is real investigation behind the reporting and the host James Corbett is very well spoken but, alas, the program lacks the polish to go any further.
Ben's little pieces are the perfect "gateway drug" out of the matrix. Unless we up the production quality we will never make it to cable and that is where the masses still get informed. It is a mindless endeavor but that is where they turn.