Since the local news channels have evolved into pure entertainment (are you listening WHDH?), provide no real news value, and do not exhibit much journalistic integrity in my opinion, my viewing preferences have changed such that one of my primary sources for in-depth information about global politics, technology, and economics is now the Charlie Rose show.

Among the guest list, Pulitizer Prize winner Thomas Friedman makes frequent appearances, a favorite of mine. In the May 22, 2006 show, a forward thinking converstation about "Geo Green" or "Green Energy", flex fuels (E85), and the dominance of China and India as world leaders is catalzyed by a quote from George Bush, "America is addicted to oil".

"Is Green the new Red, White, and Blue? Green Technology is going to be the growth industry of the 21st Century."

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An hour with New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman. He talks with guest host John Doerr, partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers at the meeting of the Green Tech Innovation Network in San Francisco .

Watch the April 5, 2005 interview with Thomas Friedman regarding the thesis of his book, The World is Flat.