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Al Gore to work presidential debates


Al Gore, who served eight years as America's vice president under Bill Clinton, knows a thing or two about presidential debates. He participated in three of them in 2000, when he battled George W. Bush for the vacant presidency.

That experience is going to come in handy later this year, when Gore will work for Current TV - the network he co-founded - during the upcoming presidential debates. He previously made appearances on the channel during recent Democratic and Republican National Conventions.

At one time, Gore was considered the brightest rising star in the Democratic Party. But he became disillusioned after the disputes that followed the 2000 election, as he beat George W. Bush in total votes, but lost in the Electoral College thanks in part to disputed recounted votes in Florida.

One of three scheduled before the election, the Oct. 3 face-off is taking place in Denver, Colorado, site of the 2008 DNC.

Gore will be joined by Jennifer Granholm, Eliot Spitzer, Cenk Uygur and recent Current addition John Fugelsang.

The first debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will address domestic policy.

Gore's Current coverage will start an hour before the start of the debate (9 p.m. EST) and resume at 10:3 p.m., when the debate is scheduled to end.


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Written by: Hamatosan
Sep 26th, 2012, 9:45 am

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