December 12, 2002
Captain Outrageous at the UN
I have been all over the map on Ted Turner. In the '70s, I thought he was JALM -- Just Another Loudmouth Millionaire.
In the early '90s, he gave a commencement speech at UGA's law school, focusing on absolutely nothing, wandering from the value of psychotherapy to his knowledge of marriage (gleaned from a few marriages) and all over the map.
As he grew more political, I felt more simpatico, and his heart is certainly in the right place. There have been few more courageous philanthropies in American history than Ted's billion-dollar gift to the UN, detailed in this story .
Not to mention Ted's challenge to Warren Buffet and other richies about giving money to avert the spread of nuclear weapons.
Posted by: Howard Fore at Dec 13, 2002 10:37:57 AM