For the past two weeks, Al has been on the road for his new book, "The Assault on Reason." Because of the long schedule, he asked me to post an update to his journal - I'm Kalee Kreider and I work for the Gores on communications and environmental issues.
We kicked off the book tour on May 21st in New York with interviews for Good Morning America and Nightline and then flew to San Diego where we received briefings from some of the top scientists at the Scripps Institution for Oceanography who are at the forefront of climate research in the country. Al also met with the widow and children of Roger Ravelle, who was his professor at Harvard, and Professor Ralph Keeling, the son of Charles Keeling, (whose data is known as the "Keeling curve" and is featured in "An Inconvenient Truth").
Good Morning America Interview:
On Tuesday, we were in Los Angeles for "Larry King Live" and a book signing event with Harry Shearer. Harry will be a part of the Live Earthconcerts in July as part of the reunion of Spinal Tap.
Wednesday took us to book signing in Corte Madera with about 2,000 people and then we flew to New York the next morning where Al appeared on The Daily Show , David Letterman LINK. That evening, he attended a book signing with Charlie Rose at the historic 92nd Street Y. On Friday he wrapped up the week with another batch of interviews and a Barnes and Noble book signing-- where we met up with an old friend and fellow Tennessean former Rep. Harold Ford, Jr -- and Al's first-ever podcast.
The Daily Show
After the Memorial Day weekend, we started the second week in Washington, DC, with interviews on Countdown with Keith Olbermann, and with Gwen Ifill on The Newshour. Al then sat down with John Harris from Politico before meeting lots of old friends at a Politics and Prose book signing held at the Lisner Auditorium.
Bright and early Wednesday morning, Al appeared on The Early Show with Harry Smith followed by yet more interviews. We were thrilled to be interrupted during our last meeting with the news, from his publisher Scott Moyers at Penguin, that the book would be opening at #1 on The New York Times bestseller list for non-fiction.
We wrapped up the week at home in Tennessee on Friday with a book signing in Nashville at Davis Kidd where Tipper Gore also made a surprise appearance.
(Read some local coverage of the event and an interview: Tennessean )
We've loved meeting people who have told us that they are on algore.com or that they heard about the signing from the site. We hope to see more of you this week in Denver, Seattle, and Chicago!
On July 7, more than 2 billion people will join together to watch the Live Earth concerts and demonstrate to our leaders that the time has come to solve the climate crisis.
Wherever you are that day, you can be part of the action. At events around the world, we are going to convert the potential energy of Live Earth into a global campaign. In thousands of homes, people will invite their friends and neighbors to watch the concerts and join the movement to solve the climate crisis.
NBC will be televising Live Earth (and even more extensive coverage will be available live on MSN) so turning your house into a Live Earth venue is easy. Will you commit to organize a Live Earth house party on July 7th? The parties will be fun and they'll make a difference.
7.7.07 will be the one opportunity we have to bring hundreds of millions of new people into our campaign. We cannot let it slip by.
If you host a Live Earth Party, you'll have access to a special video I’ve made urging people to take action. Together, I know we can convince everyone attending these parties to get involved. In a few short hours, you and your friends can watch the concert, take action and at the end, upload a photo from your event that will be accessible to others taking part throughout the world. Through these parties, we can reach more people than ever before and build a truly global movement to solve the climate crisis.
Holding a Live Earth party is easy and we will have all the tools you need to make your party a success.
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Live Earth will be a unique moment when the uninterrupted and undivided attention of the world will be focused on the climate crisis. I need your help to really make it count.