Why are there news makers on the historian panel?
I have Long been a true fan of history. This proves to very essential and relevant to History study. sure there has been some differing opinions of people on the list. but my concern is the Historians on the Panel. Why is Steven Spielberg (#91) on the Historians' Panel? Spielberg Himself was the history maker. Along with Robin Williams. (Since when is he a historian?) It is true that Robin Williams is an influential comic actor. He was more of a news making actor than a historian and why? Williams himself is a creative influential actor, for he was an Oscar winning actor in the late 90's. (Too bad he himself was not on the list) Kofi Annan was the first African Secretary general to the United Nations (Again, Since when did he become a historian?) In the later years, Kofi Annan won the Nobel Peace Prize. Another person to consider is Gloria Steinem, who is an advocate for women's rights (Since when did she become a historian?) Richard Holbrooke was the Diplomat to Bosnia and Herzegovina (since when was he a historian?) at the time of Bill Clinton's Presidency, Newt Gingrich was house speaker and Hillary Clinton was first lady (Since when did they become historians?) these two people were the news makers themselves. Norman Schwarzkopf was a millitary leader in the Persian Gulf war. (Since when is he a historian?) I do point out certain flaws on the commentators' panel. I do think about why Princess Diana was on the list. It was because she was a news maker herself and she used her being the Princess of Wales for the good of the people. Dr. Ruth Westheimer revolutionized our attitudes on sexuality (Since when is she a historian?) Dr. C. Everett Koop was Surgeon General in the time of Reagan's presidency who warned about the health risks of smoking. (Since When is he a historian?) Henry Kissinger was Secretary of State in the Time of Nixon's Presidency and won the Nobel Peace Prize for his Diplomacy with China, but he was also accused of Genocide in Cambodia. (Since when is he a historian?) Wendy Wasserstein was a playwright known for her works as 'The Uncommon Women' and 'The Heidi Chronicles'. (Since when is she a Historian) The people who do not belong on the Historian panel are the news makers. This includes Newt Gingrich, Hillary Clinton, Robin Williams, Kofi Annan, Henry Kissinger, Norman Schwarzkopf, Gloria Steinem, Ruth Westheimer, Henry Kissinger, Wendy Wasserstein, C. Everett Koop and of course, Steven Spielberg. but Honestly, I have fond memories of the mini series and I find it useful for history research.
- Apr 27, 2020
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