The Discovery Channel has developed a new series, hosted by Matt Lauer. It will begin broadcasting on Sunday June 5, 2005 and air every Sunday in June.
The show has identified through public participation and input, the 100 Greatest Americans. If you assumed that some Presidents, scientists, astronauts, and war heroes were included on the list, you'd be correct. Click on http://news.corporate.findlaw.com/prnewswire/20050418/18apr2005102831.html
What amazes me is how short sighted Americans can be. Why would anyone pick Codoleeza Rice, Barack Obama, John Edwards, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brett Favre, Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks, Madonna, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jackson, Clint Eastwood, Lance Armstrong,Martha Stewart, Frank Sinatra, Dr. Phil, Marilyn Monroe ,Ellen DeGeneres, Donald Trump, Rudolph Giuliani and RUSH LIMBAUGH to be on the list? On a famous celebrity list or those who will shape America's future, or famous athletes,or even icons, perhaps, but as one of the 100 Greatest Americans, hardly!!!
Seeing Oprah Winfrey and Rosa Parks on the same list, chills my bones. Why Bob Hope and not Will Rogers? I'm sure you have your own peeves about this.
What will be interesting is who will be chosen as the greatest American? I can only speculate.
Does George Washington or Abraham Lincoln really have a chance against "the Terminator" and "Dirty Harry"? Stay tuned.