Former Vice President Al Gore has moved on. These days the two-term vice president and 2007 Nobel Peace Prize recipient maintains a schedule almost as busy as when he was in politics: Generation Investment Management CEO, on the board of directors for Apple Inc. and senior adviser to Google.
Many Tennesseans may have forgotten what the Carthage, Tenn., native did for the 4th and 6th congressional districts, but a 2012 biography serves as a reminder.
Troy Gipson, an MTSU alumnus and author of “From Carthage to Oslo: A Biography of Al Gore,” was interviewed by “MTSU On the Record” host Gina Logue on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www.wmot.org) in an episode that originally aired March 25, 2013. You can watch an excerpt from the conversation below.
Gipson, a Winchester, Tenn., native, met Gore in 1976 as Gore was campaigning for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Gipson says Gore inspired him to study political science at MTSU.
While in college, Gipson served as an intern in Gore’s Washington office in 1981 and again from 1984 to 1985. Gipson graduated from MTSU with a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1986.
He published the Gore book in 2012.
Gipson also is the co-founder of “Politics Profile,” an Internet politics and news blog for which he has written and published more than 50 articles. You can listen to the complete interview here.
To listen to previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the “Audio Clips” archives at http://mtsunews.com/category/audio-clips/on-the-record.