The PBS show "Nobel:Visions of our Century"
December 12, 2001 10:17 AM   Subscribe

The PBS show "Nobel:Visions of our Century" interviews past Nobel Prize winners on their views of social responsibility. Which got me thinking, is the Nobel Prize the top award society can give? Is it a Grammy? A Pulitzer? Or is it something completely different altogether? Granted I will never win any of them, I was wondering what the planet Earth's top honor was.
posted by remlapm (7 comments total)
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posted by mischief at 10:46 AM on December 12, 2001

The Nobel peace prize certainly lot a lot of prestige by being given to Yasser Arafat. And it's not given by "society" either, but rather by an institute set up by a Swedish inventor/entrepreneur.

The planet Earth's top honor? Happiness. With or without awards.
posted by dagny at 10:52 AM on December 12, 2001

Yes, dagny. Not to mention Henry Kissinger.
posted by muckster at 10:57 AM on December 12, 2001

Hmmm, that pulitzer link goes to the grammies, silly html.

I always thought the top honor was name recognition, either good or bad.
posted by remlapm at 10:59 AM on December 12, 2001

I would think being Mayor of New York City is a top honor. And if you have at least $69 million, you can be one too.
posted by panopticon at 11:29 AM on December 12, 2001

I think rather highly of the Medal of Honor, and the Victoria Cross.
posted by Steven Den Beste at 12:27 PM on December 12, 2001

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