Streams

My List of 2010's Most Fascinating

Friday, December 31, 2010 - 12:42 PM

With just a few hours to go this year, let me add my picks for the most fascinating people of 2010 to the mix:

10. President Barack Obama, because he's the most successful president of the 21st Century.

9. Congressman Charles Rangel, who showed that walking out of your impeachment proceeding may lead to conviction, but not necessarily the loss of your seat in Congress.

8. General David Petaeus, because he is a true American hero with an impossible mission.

7. Betty White, for lighting up the screen again and again — and again.

6. The Tea Party, for what it accomplished — and for what it did not.

5. Jonathan Franzen, who even after ten years writers, can beat that block, and it was worth the wait.

4. Jerry Brown, the once and future governor of California, who resumes his seat on January 3, but will he still be called "Moonbeam."

3. Sarah Palin, because there really isn't any there there, but we keep looking for it anyway.

2. Alec Baldwin, for the best public radio pledge drive promos, ever. 

1. Julian Assange, because that story has just begun.

 

Jami Floyd is a broadcast journalist and legal analyst for cable and network news, and is a frequent contributor to WNYC Radio. She is former advisor in the Clinton administration and served as a surrogate for the Obama campaign on legal and domestic policy issues.

Tags:

More in:

News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Comments [1]

Solomon Kleinsmith from Omaha, NE

Can't you come up with a better reason to list Obama?

We're 1/10th done with the century... not really saying all that much to say he's the most successful president, haha

I hate that I'm saying it, but No Bieber? Or Gaga?

Spitzer / Parker? Just kidding.

Christine O'Donnell? Not sure if I'm kidding about that one or not...

Jan. 02 2011 01:22 AM

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.

Sponsored

About It's A Free Blog

Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of a blog, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.

Supported by

WNYC is supported by the Charles H. Revson Foundation: Because a great city needs an informed and engaged public.  Learn more at revsonfoundation.org.

Feeds

Supported by