'Addictive' channel unveiled by Gore

Former US vice-president Al Gore was this Monday in town for the UK launch of Current TV, an event promoted by Taylor Herring.

The channel - available on Sky and Virgin Media - is aimed at 18 to 34-year-olds and features user-generated content that can be voted off air by viewers.

Gore, who is chairman of the channel, told journalists at a breakfast press conference that Current TV was 'addictive - which in this case is a good thing'.

When asked what kind of film he would have made as a teenager, Gore replied: 'That's actually not fit for discussion.'

Later, during a visit to the London Film School, Gore was targeted by two semi-nude activists from animal rights charity Peta. Their beef? That the environmentalist is not a vegetarian.

But the former presidential candidate was not caught out. Taylor Herring co-founder James Herring says: 'Gore slipped in the side door, dodging Peta's paps.'

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