Monday, November 14, 2011
History in the making... or any way I find it pretty interesting.... Anyway last year there was a famous Japanese pop star, Sho Sakurai, who traveled to Russia as part of a program they do yearly called "24 hour TV" and he was able to interview Mikhail Gorbachev. When he arrived Gorbachev took his preassigned notes and asked for them to simply sit and talk. And so for 30 minutes the pair sat and held a serious conversation about nuclear disarmament and poverty. At the end of the interview Gorbachev complimented the young idol telling him “I’m glad to see a surefooted young person like you.” He was pleased to know there were such good young people and that the youth of our time can change the world if we set out minds to it. I actually watched the interview and found it quite touching because after his discussion the idol went and actually did a short documentary on poverty in Romania.