Monday, September 17, 2007

Al Gore Adds Emmy to Oscar-Winning Film

LOS ANGELES (AP) — So he wasn't elected president. Big deal. How many other presidential candidates have an Emmy and an Oscar to brag about?

Former Vice President Al Gore took home an Emmy on Sunday night for creative achievement in interactive television for Current TV, his youth-oriented television channel.

"We are trying to open up the television medium so that viewers can help them make television and join the conversation of democracy and reclaim American democracy by talking about the choices we have to make,"
Gore said as he accepted the award.

Current TV reaches about 40 million homes in the United States.

Earlier this year, the best documentary Oscar went to "An Inconvenient Truth," which chronicles Al Gore's campaign to educate people on the dangers of global warming. Gore joined the producer in accepting the award.

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