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Inconvenient overlap.

Al Gore launched an Italo outpost of his Current TV in Rome last week, just as Silvio Berlusconi began his third stint as Italy's PM.

But the intersection didn't end there: In an interview with Corriere della Sera magazine, Gore opined that "Berlusconi would be electable in the U.S. "The remark raised eyebrows but was trumpeted by Berlusconi-owned II Giornale paper as approval of Silvio's conflict-of-interest issue.


And instead of basing his Current TV studio in Rome, Gore chose Milan, lured by mayor Letizia Moratti, a Berlusconi supporter. Current also tapped Tommase Tessarolo, an ex-Mediaset consultant, as its Italo topper.

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Title Annotation:Al Gore
Author:Vivarelli, Nick
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Date:May 12, 2008
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