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With Jane Clayson in for Tom Ashbrook.

A conversation with Chris Anderson of the hugely popular TED Talks.

Images from TED talks on YouTube.
Images from TED talks on YouTube.

There's a place on the web where you can find passion, big ideas, brilliant people. And it's open to everyone. It's called TED, and though it stands for technology, entertainment and design, the mission is no less than to make the world a smarter, better place.

Curator Chris Anderson, has posted more than 900 talks from TED Conferences on the site by Bill Gates, Bono, but mostly people you've never heard of. They've been viewed more than 400 million times. Once you discovered TED, it's hard not to be hooked.
This hour: Chris Anderson on bringing great ideas, to the masses.
- Jane Clayson

Chris Anderson, curator of TED since 2001. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. There are two annual conferences, in Long Beach, California in the spring and Edinburgh, Scotland in the summer. More than 900 TED talks are available online and have been viewed more than 400 million times.

Some TED talks we will play on the show...

Sir Ken Robinson, Dan Pink, Bill Gates, Barry Schwartz, Sylvia Earle, VS Ramanchandran, Deborah Gordon, Majora Carter, Eric Whitacre, Brene Brown

This program aired on April 20, 2011.