John Irving The author and screenwriter wrote The Cider House Rules and The World According to Garp
For the 2007 Person of the Year, I nominate Al Gore. He won the popular vote for President in 2000 and arguably won Florida--and had it stolen from him in a 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court vote that fell along partisan lines. Since that election, Gore has devoted himself to bringing awareness to environmental issues that endanger the planet, namely global warming.
Whoopi Goldberg Comedian and co-host of The View, who is an Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress
My nomination is the word green. It's now on the lips of little-bitty babies coming from their mothers' wombs. It's being used by people who never thought about it before in their lives--people who never cared about recycling or anything like that. People who you would never think would do such a small thing are doing it because it's all about going green to make the world better.
Lance Armstrong The testicular-cancer survivor and retired cyclist is a seven-time winner of the Tour de France
For the 2007 Person of the Year, I would like to nominate the voters of Texas for their leadership in the fight against cancer. In the election this fall, they approved $3 billion in bonds to fund cancer research and prevention--up to $300 million for more than 10 years--an investment that's going to benefit not only Texans but also cancer survivors all over this nation and the globe.
Steve Chen Co-founder and chief technology officer of the video-sharing website YouTube
The Burmese Buddhist monks demonstrated on a global scale their humble, peaceful protests for a set of inalienable, basic human rights that no government can revoke or suppress. As information technology created the opportunity for faster, more expansive content distribution, the actions of the monks spurred inspiration and support worldwide within days of their march.
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