Al Gore http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23071/all en Al Jazeera buys Current TV, terms undisclosed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/al-jazeera-buys-current-tv-terms-undisclosed <p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Qatar-based Al Jazeera news channel said on Wednesday it will buy Current TV, the cable channel founded by Al Gore and business partner Joel Hyatt in 2005, for undisclosed terms.</p> <p>Current, which has battled low viewership, is now distributed in about 60 million of the 100 million homes in the <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/united-states">United States</a> with cable or satellite service.</p> Al Gore Al Jazeera Arab Spring Asia CDATA Current TV Joel Hyatt Middle East Qatar Television Thomson Reuters Thu, 03 Jan 2013 15:59:14 +0000 5730981 at http://www.globalpost.com Gore says tough U.S. network competition forced sale of Current TV http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/gore-says-tough-us-network-competition-forced-sale-current-tv <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Former vice president proud of channel, didn't see only as investment</p> <p>* Gore touts Al Jazeera's climate coverage</p> <p>* He praises Obama's pledge to address environment</p> <p>By Susan Heavey</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Al Gore said on Tuesday that tough competition from major U.S. television networks forced him to sell Current TV, a struggling progressive cable channel, to Al Jazeera, and he praised the Arabic news broadcaster's coverage of climate change.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/gore-says-tough-us-network-competition-forced-sale-current-tv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al Gore Al Gore Mass media Technology Television Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:15:32 +0000 5741021 at http://www.globalpost.com Al-Jazeera in big gambit with planned US launch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130518/al-jazeera-big-gambit-planned-us-launch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Can Al-Jazeera win hearts and minds in America?</p> <p>The pan-Arab news giant is laying the groundwork for the launch of Al-Jazeera America after its purchase of Current TV, a struggling US cable channel.</p> <p>It will likely face an uphill battle for viewers but could solidify its journalistic brand, analysts say.</p> <p>"Al-Jazeera is going into extremely unfamiliar terrain," said Adel Iskandar, a professor of communication at Georgetown University and co-author of a 2002 book on the Qatar-based news organization.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130518/al-jazeera-big-gambit-planned-us-launch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al Gore Al Jazeera Broadcasting Technology Television AFP Sun, 19 May 2013 03:45:37 +0000 5841203 at http://www.globalpost.com Al Gore wades into Australia bushfire debate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131024/al-gore-wades-australia-bushfire-debate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Environmental activist Al Gore has likened Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's insistence that wildfires are not linked to climate change to the tobacco industry claiming smoking does not cause lung cancer.</p> <p>The former US vice president and Nobel laureate was commenting after Abbott this week dismissed UN climate chief Christiana Figueres' assertion that there was "absolutely" a connection between wildfires and rising temperatures.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131024/al-gore-wades-australia-bushfire-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al Gore Al Gore Government of Australia Internet activism Politics AFP Thu, 24 Oct 2013 04:39:14 +0000 5969181 at http://www.globalpost.com Gore urges US to stop Keystone 'atrocity' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131024/gore-urges-us-stop-keystone-atrocity <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former US vice president Al Gore on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to block the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, likening the carbon-intense project to drug addiction.</p> <p>Gore, who has championed action against climate change since his razor-thin loss for the White House in 2000, praised Obama's general views on climate change but said his fellow Democrat faced a key test on the proposed project.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131024/gore-urges-us-stop-keystone-atrocity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al Gore Business Canada Environment Health Keystone Pipeline Labor Law Nationality Politics Social Issues AFP Fri, 25 Oct 2013 03:49:18 +0000 5970298 at http://www.globalpost.com