Kristof and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, have written four best-selling books: Half the Sky, A Path Appears, China Wakes, and Thunder from the East. Half the Sky and A Path Appears each inspired a prime-time PBS documentary series. President Bill Clinton said: “There is no one in journalism, anywhere in the United States at least, who has done anything like the work he has done to figure out how poor people are actually living around the world, and what their potential is.”
A documentary about him, Reporter, executive-produced by Ben Affleck, aired on HBO, and he has more than 3 million fans combined on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. He has won innumerable awards including two Pulitzer Prizes. He also serves on the board of Harvard University and the Association of American Rhodes Scholars.
Jeffrey Toobin of CNN, his Harvard classmate, said of Kristof: "I'm not surprised to see him emerge as the moral conscience of our generation of journalists. I am surprised to see him as the Indiana Jones of our generation of journalists.” George Clooney, said himself, that he became engaged in Sudan after reading Kristof columns, motivating Clooney to make this video.
Nicholas Kristof captivates his audience with a peerless perspective on the events that shape our world.
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