Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Will You Be My Hero Baby?
Over the last 12 months, good news has been tough to find. "If it bleeds, it leads" is not just a cliche it's how most newsrooms run. For proof, just turn on the nightly news. Stories of people doing good things are never the lead stories.
The Dow has had its ups and downs. Too many jobs have been lost. People have died. Wars have been fought. Natural disasters have occurred. Once again, the Cubs had a rough year and the Bears might as well sit the rest of the season out. It's been a tough year.
But in spite of it all, there are people doing amazing things. There are people who not only see the problems, but more importantly, they create solutions. These people are heroes. All too often, they are unsung.
In spite of all this bad news, CNN has spent the year searching out and honoring these heroes. They've narrowed it down to the Top 10 and will honor each of them in a special to air Thanksgiving night.
Help CNN choose the Hero of the Year by voting for your favorite. But hurry! Voting ends at 6am (ET) on Thursday, November 19th.
Don't forget to tune into CNN at 9pm ET on Thanksgiving. Your belief in mankind will be restored. You will be inspired. And have a box of tissues. Trust me, you'll need it.