Marian Anderson Award
Mayor Michael Nutter called Dr. Maya Angelou “America’s poet — a woman whose light will be missed.”
The Marian Anderson Award honors individuals who use their talent to change the world. Last night—for its 15th anniversary—the Award was presented to Motown founder Berry Gordy.
The hit-making producer, songwriter, and impresario will receive the award in Philadelphia at a gala dinner on November 19th.
Chris discusses the Wisconsin recall election and polls that say Americans are more divided now than any time in recent history. He talks to Kevin Bleyer, a writer for the Daily Show about his book, Me, The People, Congressman Pete Sessions about the 2012 Congressional elections, and Andrew Blum, author of his new book, Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet.
The Marian Anderson Award is being given this year to one of the most famous voices in the country, if not the world.
Actress and human rights activist Mia Farrow has been given this year’s Marian Anderson Award, which honors artists whose leadership benefits humanity.