We headed on over to the launch of the One Tee-Shirt campaign at the Hudson Hotel to get some B-roll for our TV ventures. Bono stood on stage with Ali and Rogan Gregory. He quipped that he was, "Ali's bitch tonight," but clearly did not let his own celebrity get in way of the message: no songs, no long monologues --just straightforward introductions to Edun, Economist Jeffrey Sachs, and musical guest Damian Rice. It was such a pleasure to run into Jeff again, who gave an overwhelming speech regarding Lesotho and joining together as one. I'll highlight the talk a bit more in the S4 newsletter, which will be launching this week. In the meantime, enjoy this clip I found of Sachs and Colbert talking about the end of extreme poverty. How amazing to be able to witness an event [the end of extreme poverty] such as that in our lifetime? That is what our generation should be known for... Far better than being known for the senseless wars we have been waging on one another...
It's 2:19 A.M. Time for some rest.
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