An Extraordinary Life
Be inspired to overcome all odds.
National Security in the 21st Century
Hear insights from the former Commander of U.S. Strategic Command.
Making Change Make Sense
Discover the importance of dignity, change, and living in the NOW.
A Freedom Rider Remembers
Experience the Civil Rights Movement through a first-hand account.
The Life and Work of Andrew Wyeth
Find out what it’s like to grow up in the “first family of American art.”
The Lasting Impact of Child Maltreatment
How does chlildhood abuse impact life as an adult?
Linda Patterson Miller
Writers of the Lost Generation
How did the relationships of America’s great writers affect their work?
The Sex-Wise Parent
The way you talk with your children about sex could save them from serious harm.
The “T” Community
Gain a better understanding of what it means to be a transgender person.
America’s Role in the World
Learn about the relationship between foreign policy and nuclear weapons.
Discover what’s being done to stop the spread of infectious diseases.
- 13 Indigenous Grandmothers
- Activism/Civil Rights Movement
- American Indian Identity
- Art & Design, Publishing
- Art, Caregiving
- Art, Filmmaking
- Black Middle Class
- Child Abuse
- Chinese Culture
- Climate Change
10:48Developing Young Minds
5:42No Wasted Knowledge
7:19Hobbies Web Exclusive
0:41More on the Carson Scholars Web Exclusive
2:53Recommended Reading Web Exclusive
3:24TNT Movie Web Exclusive
2:08To Do List Web Exclusive
1:04Preview: An Extraordinary Life
Can a positive attitude overcome any circumstance?
12/20 at 08:21 PM from phoenix, az
caught the show last week while consulting at penn state. he is an amazing man. very well done. would love to purchase a copy of the interview. thanks, j
12/30 at 11:05 AM from Indiana
My husband & I thoroughly enjoyed the interview with Ben Carson which ended just moments ago (12/30/09). Our daughter was inspired to go into the medical field many years ago as a 3rd grader when her teacher read the book “Gifted Hands” to the class (a little every day) over a period of time.
Wish he would run for president! He would have our votes for sure. Love his common sense approach to solving problems & his wisdom. Thank you for having him on your show & would appreciate if you could pass this on to him.
Sincerely, Tom & Sharon McArtor
ABOUT THE EPISODE
Ben Carson overcame all odds to become a neurosurgeon and, by age 33, director of pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Hear Carson discuss his work and philanthropy, his thoughts on health care reform, and about what’s still on his to-do list.
For a captioned version of this interview, go to YouTube.
More About Gifted Hands
More About THINK BIG
T is for recognizing talent/time as gifts from God; H is for hope and honesty; I is for insight from people and good books; N is for being nice to all people; K is for recognizing knowledge as the key to living; B is for reading books; I is for developing in-depth learning skills; and G is for God, never getting too big for Him.
ABOUT THE GUEST
Ben Carson grew up in a single parent home with dire poverty, poor grades, and a horrible temper, but he dreamed of being a doctor.
Young Ben persevered, and today he is a professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery, and pediatrics at the John Hopkins School of Medicine. He has also directed pediatric neurosurgery at the John Hopkins Children’s Center for nearly a quarter of a century.
Carson’s first three books, Gifted Hands, THINK BIG, and The Big Picture provide inspiration and insight for leading a successful life. His fourth book, Take the Risk: Learning to Identify, Choose and Live With Acceptable Risk, was released in early 2008.
More About Carson
PENN STATE CONNECTION
- Penn State College of Medicine
- Penn State Department of Healthy Policy and Administration
- Penn State Forum Speaker Series
WHERE TO WATCH
Thursday, December 17 at 9pm
Big Ten Network
Wednesday, December 23 at 9am and 3pm
Wednesday, December 30 at 9am
Penn State On Demand
December 17 through January 17
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ABOUT THE HOST
Veteran interviewer Patty Satalia hosts in-depth conversations with a broad range of remarkable people.