Who do you think deserves to receive a Congressional Gold Medal?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on January 27, 2005
“I would choose the Dalai Lama, because he is the ultimate symbol of peace and tolerance.”
“I would give one to William Shatner, because he is an all-around entertainer, and although he is Canadian, he stands for good old-fashioned American values.”
“Gordon Parks, of Fort Scott, Kansas. He is a filmmaker, photographer, composer and writer. He was also the first black photographer for Life magazine. I think he has made his share of contributions to society.”
“Ralph Lemkin. He spent 30 years working with the U.N. He came up with the word ‘genocide’ and got the genocide bill passed so that anytime it was occurring it was mandatory for other countries to act.”