John Stossel recently visited Universidad Francisco Marroquín to receive an honorary doctorate degree and to give a conference about his book Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity. In his interview with Carlisle Johnson, he talks about the implications of being a libertarian in a mainly liberal news media. In this discussion on several topics including organ transplants, child adoption, foreign aid, and online gambling, Stossel illustrates the negative effects of government intervention on economic development and prosperity. Stossel is well known for debunking many myths, including those related to the Kyoto Protocol and government safety regulations.
Interview with John Stossel by Carlisle Johnson John Stossel
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A New Media - UFM production. Guatemala, January 2008 Camera: Jorge Samayoa, Manuel Alvarez; digital editing: Alexander Arauz; index and synopsis: Christiaan Ketelaar; content revisers: Daphne Ortiz, Jennifer Keller; publication: Mario Pivaral / Carlos Petz
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John Stossel is a consumer reporter, investigative journalist, and former coanchor of the ABC News show 20/20. He began his journalism career as a researcher for KGW-TV in Portland and later worked as a consumer editor for ABC News and reporter on Good Morning America. Stossel has received 19 Emmy Awards and other honors for consumer reporting. His work on 20/20 played a critical role in spreading libertarian ideas. His 20/20 series "Give me a Break" was a skeptical look at subjects ranging from government regulation to censorship. His books, Give Me a Break and Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity, have been well-received by some and criticized by others. Stossel graduated from Princeton University with a BA in psychology and was awarded an honorary doctorate from Universidad Francisco Marroquín.