VIDEO CLIP: FOX NEWS INTERVIEW -WAS AL GORE’S LIVE EARTH CONCERT A SUCCESS OR FAILURE?
July 9, 2007
Posted by Matt Dempsey 3:30pm ET
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...
FOX NEWS INTERVIEW: WAS AL GORE’S LIVE EARTH CONCERT A SUCCESS OR FAILURE?
This morning, Monday July 9, 2007, Fox News’s Bill Hemmer interviewed Marc Morano, Senator Inhofe’s EPW Committee Communications Director, about the impact of Al Gore’s Live Earth concerts. Hemmer began the interview by asking Morano:
“Was live earth a global failure? They had big names on the stage performing. All around the globe for that matter. Did the concert, a massive effort to raise awareness on the threat of global warming, did it succeed? Was it a global failure?”
Watch the interview now by clicking here (Youtube) (Full Transcript Will Be Posted on the Inhofe EPW Press Blog ASAP).
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