Attkisson recalled "it's been ten years since that oddly public passionate kiss at the Democratic convention. That was followed by Gore winning the popular vote for President but losing the electoral vote. Family friend Sally Quinn says that may have done the marriage irreparable harm."
Viewers then head from Quinn, who's married to former Post Executive Editor Ben Bradlee and is now titular overseer of the paper's "On Faith " blog: "He obviously suffered a lot and still is suffering. He'll never get over that and neither will she." (jpg of screen shot  of Quinn)
Attkisson cheekily began her story: "While Al Gore was out fighting global warming, his marriage to Tipper was apparently cooling."
On ABC's World News, Claire Shipman offered a simpler explanation, sans the political grudges: "The Gores have told friends they've simply grown apart. Tipper embracing the perks of a post-political life like grandchildren and travel. The former Vice President relishing his role as an award-winning environmental activist and not eager to slow down."
- Brent Baker is Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center. Click here  to follow him on Twitter.