Thursday, August 14, 2008

Newt Gingrich: The Citizentube Interview

Former House Speaker New Gingrich is a YouTube celebrity. With several YouTube channels to his credit, and another one soon to be launched, he's one of the most prolific videomakers on the site, and among politicos one of the most popular. In particular, his video "3 Ways to Lower Gas Prices" has garnered over 2.5 million views, and has helped spearhead a movement to pressure Congress to take immediate action in implementing energy reform.

Yesterday, Gingrich visited Google headquarters in Mountain View, CA, where we got a chance to interview him for Citizentube. During our interview, Gingrich told us about the newest video contest that his think tank, American Solutions, is launching on YouTube: "Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Nothing." Gingrich is asking YouTube users to submit videos arguing why they believe domestic oil drilling should take place in the United States. The user who submits the best, most creative video will win a year's worth of free gas. Talk about a timely prize... Here's the call-out video for the contest...

And here's the full Citizentube interview...


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