Al Gore is chairman of Current TV, an independently owned cable and satellite non-fiction television network for young people based on viewer-created content and citizen journalism. He also serves as chairman of Generation Investment Management, a firm that is focused on a new approach to sustainable investing, and the Alliance for Climate Protection, a non-profit philanthropy dedicated to solving the climate crisis. Gore is a member of the Board of Directors of Apple, a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and a senior advisor to Google. Gore was elected to the US House of Representatives in 1976, 1978, 1980, and 1982, and to the US Senate in 1984 and 1990. He was inaugurated as the forty-fifth Vice President of the United States on January 20, 1993, and served eight years. In 2007, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He is the author of the international bestsellers Earth in the Balance, An Inconvenient Truth, and The Assault on Reason.