2017 Inspiration Courtesy of the Always Impressive Charlie Rose

“The Supreme Court should never be influenced by the weather of the day, but will invariably be influenced by the climate of the era.” 

Such a great quote by Paul Freund that I recently heard for the first time on Charlie Rose when the Notorious R.B.G (Ruth Bader Ginsburg) used it to explain what it’s like to be on the Supreme Court over a long period of time. And so it always goes on Charlie Rose: remarkable people enrich your life when they share their perspectives, their struggles, their knowledge.

On this the first Monday of 2017, a holiday for many, I wanted to share some inspiration by way of Charlie Rose. I consider him, and his show, national treasures. I’ve learned so much watching him interview the most amazing array of people over the years. And what a luxury in today’s world, to have intelligent, non-rushed, non-abrasive conversations available on TV. I watch him on both PBS and BloombergTV.

I also have to admit because I am such a slacker when it comes to reading books, Charlie Rose and his guests fill that void a tiny bit.

Here then are 5 gems to kick off the year. Links to full interviews are included below.

A conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Justice Sonia Sotomayor, taped at the New York City Bar Association.

A look at the film “Moonlight” with writer and director Barry Jenkins and three of its stars: Trevante Rhodes, Naomie Harris and André Holland.

The cast of the award-winning Broadway Musical, “Hamilton.‘ Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, Director Thomas Kail, and actors Leslie Odom, jr. and Javier Munoz.

A conversation with Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.

Chef Massimo Bottura, whose restaurant Osteria Francescana is ranked third best in the world, shares his new book, “Never Trust a Skinny Italian Chef.”

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