Al Gore to Play Keith Olbermann on Current TV

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Former Vice President of the United States Al Gore speaks onstage at Sean Parker Presentation during the 2012 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Austin Convention Center on March 12, 2012 in Austin, Texas.
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Down an imposing, recognizable, and opinionated anchor, former vice-president Al Gore will step in to lead coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions on Current TV, the network he co-founded. Gore will be joined by his trusty team of politicians-turned-cable news hosts, including former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm and Eliot Spitzer, Current announced today, while Keith Olbermann will hopefully be sitting around making .GIFs of them for his Tumblr.