Today: Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World
A gala was held April 29 2014 to honor the nominees for Time Magazine‘s 100 Most Influential People in the World and Today Show’s Matt Lauer was there to talk to some of the people in attendance.
Today Show: Amy Adams, Pharrell Williams, Katie Couric & Uzo Aduba
Matt Lauer asked a few really interesting questions and those that sat down with him had some really great answers.
What is it about the world right now that you find most promising?
Amy Adams said, “My daughter. I see how easy it is to influence our youth and that can be the most scary thing about the world too.”
“I think the connectivity that we have right now is our most powerful tool,” Pharrell Williams answered. “We can get information to people very fast, vital information that would otherwise change outcomes.”
Katie Couric thought Lauer’s question was a but funny at first, saying, “Are you kidding?” and then laughing about it before saying, “I think I find it incredibly promising that there is an intersection between science, technology, and medicine. I really feel like we’re on the threshold of some really exciting breakthroughs.”
Uzo Aduba said, “I think what I find most promising now the position of women, the advancement of women, and how women are taking newer roles and positions and are being looked at in positions more respectively.” Matt Lauer said her answer was his favorite one so far.
Time Most Influential: Carrie Underwood, Seth Meyers & Barbara Walters
When’s the Last Time You Tried Something New?
Carrie Underwood answered, “I don’t like new things. I like routine. My husband wants me to get a new car. I can’t.”
Seth Meyers answered, “I would say the biggest new thing I’ve tried that has made the biggest impact is I’m trying being married. I’m trying it out and I’m loving it.”
Barbara Walters said, “I felt that most of my life I was auditioning and I tried lots of new things. I like to coast a little, I like to sleep as long as I wanted to and not have to turn that alarm off.”
When talking to Ed Burns and Christy Turlington Burns, Ed said he was kind-of set in his ways whereas Christy said she feels like she tries new things all the time.
Today: Time 100 Most Influential Pet Peeves
What’s Your Pet Peeve?
Pharrell Williams’ pet peeve is when people chew with their mouth open and Martha Stewart said her pet peeve is “people who don’t do their jobs…people who don’t realize their job could be so much better if they did it well.”
Katie Couric admitted that hers is “people who talk really loud on airplanes” and Uzo Aduba said she is not a big fan of complaining and doesn’t like it when people “pick on the little guy.”
There are many more people included in Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World of 2014 and I can’t help but wonder what some of their answers would be to questions like this!
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