Associated Press: “They’re commercial-free, they’re hard-hitting. They’re very respected and capable, and their climate coverage has been outstanding, in-depth, extensive, far more so than any network currently on the air in the U.S.”
The 64-year-old former vice president said he considers Current TV, which was largely outflanked by MSNBC in its effort to be a liberal alternative to Fox News, to have been a success.
“We won every major award in television journalism, and we were profitable each year,” said Gore, who has a home in Nashville. “But it’s difficult for an independent network to compete in an age of conglomerate.”
In a new 592-page book entitled “The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change,” Gore makes only a fleeting reference to Al Jazeera, calling it “the feisty and relatively independent satellite television channel” that played a key role in bringing about the Arab Spring.
Al surfaced Tuesday pimping his new book: