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|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||May 12, 2008|
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