Saturday, April 23, 2005

The recency effect

There's no other way to explain how some of the Discovery Channel's top 100 nominees for the title of "Greatest American" made the list. Rush Limbaugh? Dr. Phil? Michael Jackson?!?

Among the notable Americans not on the list: James Madison, who was the Father of the Constitution; Woodrow Wilson, who led the United States to victory in World War I and planted the seeds for the modern United Nations; and Philo T. Farnsworth, who invented television when he was still a teenager.

Greatest American debuts June 5. Feel free to suggest other deserving nominees and offer your top 10 list in the comments.


Blogger Nick Beadle said...


10:11 PM  
Blogger Nicholas Roussos said...

For me easy, Benjamin Franklin.

9:38 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

The only person I could recommend without reservation is Mark Twain. Also Harriet Tubman. But come on, Condeleza Rice? Give me a break.

2:35 PM  

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