Secretary Shultz has been addressing global crises inside and outside of government for decades. He now has his attention firmly focused on concerns over climate change and renewable energy. In a candid and provocative conversation, he explains to veteran journalist Dan Rather why this has become his cause and why he thinks his fellow Republicans need to take it seriously or risk being "mugged by reality." Secretary Shultz is not looking to point fingers but instead create a framework by which elected leaders across the political spectrum can come together and work on solutions. Funding for this video was provided by the Carnegie Foundation.
Read Dan Rather's thoughts about the interview in this Huffington Post article: Mugged by reality
George Shultz is one of the most distinguished public servants in American history. He has also had a distinguished career in academia and business. Secretary Shultz is one of only two people to hold four different federal cabinet posts, including secretary of labor under President Nixon and secretary of state under President Reagan. In both… Continue Reading
Dan Rather has a resume that reads like a history book. He has interviewed every American president since Eisenhower and personally covered almost every important global dateline of the last 60 years, from the Civil Rights Movement to Vietnam, to Watergate to the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Rather helped pioneer the very idea that television… Continue Reading