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Yes, there are people honored in many of our categories. Here, we recognize those who’ve made contributions in unusual fields. They’re inventors, humorists, and generals. And though we’re scrupulously nonpolitical, we have a couple of Presidents here, too.

Person: Will Rogers

Posted by on May 8, 2010 in People | Comments Off on Person: Will Rogers

If you’ve seen The Will Rogers Follies, you probably think of the man as a humorist who told jokes and stories with the Ziegfeld...

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Person: Thomas Edison

Posted by on Mar 25, 2010 in People | Comments Off on Person: Thomas Edison

Want to go to the movies? Or would you rather stay home and read, or listen to music? Whichever you choose, you have the genius of Thomas...

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Person: Edward R. Murrow

Posted by on Mar 11, 2010 in People | Comments Off on Person: Edward R. Murrow

Had Adolph Hitler not chosen to subjugate England during the blitz of 1939, Edward R. Murrow might be just another forgotten wartime...

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Person: Rachael Ray

Posted by on Jan 30, 2010 in People | Comments Off on Person: Rachael Ray

“Hi, I’m Rachael Ray, and I make 30-minute meals. That means in the time it takes to watch this program, I’ll have made a...

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Person: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted by on Jan 17, 2010 in People | 1 comment

In December 1999, the Gallup Organization compiled its data and named its Most Widely Admired People of the twentieth century. At number...

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Person: General George S. Patton

Posted by on Jan 3, 2010 in People | 5 comments

General Patton was politically incorrect before the phrase existed. His strong opinions and unorthodox tactics were the reasons why he was...

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Person: Brian Regan

Posted by on Dec 20, 2009 in People | 2 comments

I don’t think everyone knows Brian Regan’s comedy, which is a terrible shame. He’s clean, he’s visually...

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Person: Steve Jobs

Posted by on Dec 4, 2009 in People | Comments Off on Person: Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs is just one of the people whose innovative thinking led to our immersion in computers in every phase of our lives. He...

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Person: Erma Bombeck

Posted by on Nov 22, 2009 in People | Comments Off on Person: Erma Bombeck

Imagine writing more than 4,000 newspaper columns over three decades. Could you make each one great, funny, touching, memorable? I...

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Person: Amelia Earhart

Posted by on Nov 10, 2009 in People | Comments Off on Person: Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the United States. The first woman passenger to fly across the Atlantic. The first...

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