by Michael dEstries
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If you have about 13 minutes to spare, the full interview of Al Gore on 60 Minutes this evening is now available. It’s a good piece — and we even learn that the former V.P. is setting up some wind turbines on his parent’s farm — and planning on turning it into a training center for others wanting to teach his Inconvenient Truth slide show. Check it out.

And just a hit small question for CBS — did you really have to fly to India for part of this interview? Really?

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Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Steven Leibo Ph.D.

    As one of the people Mr. Gore trained and someone with a fair amount of media experience I can say with some confidence that the Sixty Minutes team would probably answer yes, they needed to go to India for several complicated and professional reasons.. Silly? Sure, but a small price to pay for such influential coverage of our issue.

  • Danielle

    I challenge Al Gore to really make a difference and go VEGAN!

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  • http://www.ecorazzi.com michael

    What are those complicated and professional reasons? After all, only a small portion of the interview took place there. Why not hire an Indian film crew to shoot Gore’s teachings there and then just do some V.O.?

    I know CBS is not the one’s championing green here — but it was suddenly odd to shift from Gore’s house to India while talking about emissions and climate change.

  • Linda

    Time for
    a COOL
    change,
    Gore!!!

  • http://www.3rdpartyanimal.blogspot.com John Hutchison

    A better question than “Did you have to go to India?” would be “While we’re in India, let me ask you — how can the Kyoto Protocol do ANYTHING about climate change when it lets the two most populous countries on earth (China and India) TOTALLY off the hook and as a result places the U.S. at an economic disadvantage to them?”

  • Jack Wilson

    I meant to watch, but got sidetracked. As a fan of Fox News, I am used to hearing both sides of an issue. Was Gore challenged at all in the segment, or merely given carte blanche to advertise his theories?

  • http://N/A Debra Feemster

    I found Al Gore to be inspiring and uplifting. As an individual who, after giving so much to a profession, was told by the head of the organization, “You’re not wanted here anymore. If you come back, you will have a hard time.” Great words from a School District Superintendent. WHY? Because I complained of a hostile work environment. So, hearing the closing statements by Al Gore—”We all seem to learn the most from the most painful experiences.” “What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger.” “When you go through a lot, you have the opportunity to learn a lot.” These statements resonated with me and I now know that I CAN move on and grow.

  • Bill

    If you are a fan of fox news, you are not used to hearing both sides of the story. You are used to hearing a right-wing propaganda channel tell you things that just aren’t so. open your eyes and ears.

  • JOE

    I long for the day when reallity cracks Al in the forehead. He WILL BE labeled a fool one day.

  • http://www.magieblancheamour.com/ Magie Blanche

    Two and a half years on, and more than a year after the farce that was Copenhagen, it’s kind of interesting to go back and look at interviews like this. Interesting, and depressing…