Stossel’s economic programs have been adapted into teaching kits by a non-profit organization, "Stossel in the Classroom." High school teachers in American public schools now use the videos to help educate their students on economics and economic freedom. They are seen by more than 12 million students every year.
Stossel has received 19 Emmy Awards and has been honored five times for excellence in consumer reporting by the National Press Club. Other honors include the George Polk Award for Outstanding Local Reporting and the George Foster Peabody Award. The Dallas Morning News named him the "the most consistently thought- provoking TV reporter of our time" and the Orlando Sentinel said he "has the gift for entertaining while saying something profound."
Earlier in his career, Stossel served as consumer editor for "Good Morning America" and as a reporter at WCBS-TV in New York City. His first job in journalism was as a researcher for KGW-TV (NBC) in Portland, Ore.
This year he launched “Stossel TV,” an online video platform that produces videos in collaboration with like-minded groups including Reason.org. He is a graduate of Princeton University, with a B.A. in psychology.
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- The Jeopardy of Liberty in America
John Stossel talks about the benefits of individual freedom and free markets. In his 30 year journey from a consumer reporter to his current job as ABC’s in-house contrarian, Stossel learned that “businessmen aren’t the bad guys after all.” In fact, today’s entrepreneurs, often depicted in the media as robbers and polluters, are really “the heroes who make our lives better.”
“Liberty,” says Stossel, “is what made America great, yet little by little, Americans are giving up that liberty.”
•Unnecessary fear – Why are Americans rejecting the very freedom that has lifted more people out of poverty than any society anywhere, ever?
•Safety regulations’ unintended consequences – Could they injure more people than they protect?
•Endless media hype- Do “we” (the news media) cause unrealistic fears and how do they compare to life’s REAL risks?
- Market Competition and Education in America
John Stossel has years of experience reporting on the state of education in America. After Stossel’s “Stupid in America” TV special revealed the flaws and issues of government-run education, 600 union protesters appeared outside ABC’s offices screaming “shame on you!” He answered the protesters—and today offers an insightful presentation on how market competition is the key to transforming the state of our schools and educating the generation of tomorrow.
- Risk and Regulation: Do Our Rules Keep Us Safe?
Many of America’s politicians believe strict regulation is what keeps us safe, but what if the opposite is true—that regulation actually harms us more than helps us? John Stossel delivers an insightful speech about the downfalls of overregulation, and how more freedom can spur innovation—and raise the bar for safety.
- Business and Media: Enemies?
With years of experience in the field, John Stossel has seen first-hand the ways in which the media can impede business efforts and halt innovation. In his speech, he shares why he believes there is such a strong media bias against business interests, and offers ideas for what can be done to change it.