“Apple Computer’s co-founder Steve Jobs was nominated by ‘NBC Nightly News’ anchor Brian Williams to be Time magazine’s Person of the Year,” Chenda Ngak reports for CBS News. “If selected this will be the first time the distinction will be awarded to a person posthumously.”
“Along with Williams, the panel of six included “Saturday Night Live” head writer Seth Meyers, actor Jesse Eisenberg, Chef Mario Batali, attorney Anita Hill and conservative lobbyist Grover Norquist,” Ngak reports. “Other notable nominees included populists, U.S. senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, Tunisian fruit vendor credited for kicking off the Arab Spring Mohamed Bouazizi and angry people.”
“‘The major shifts globally and domestically have been made by individuals that have formed together to resist, reject and often times even topple leaders. They’ve been movements of populism,’ argued Eisenberg, who nominated the populists,” Ngak reports. “Eisenberg elaborated by calling out the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street and Tea Party movements. Seth Meyers agreed and nominated angry people.”
Ngak reports, “Time’s Person of the Year will be revealed in mid-December.”
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