The most trusted person in America

I was at a charity event the other night (more on that event when I have the time to do it justice).

The charity group had a clip from someone they touted as “the most trusted man in America.”

Who do you think they were referring to? I tried to think of who it might be before they showed the clip and couldn’t come up with any sensible guess of who it would be. Once they showed the clip, though, I thought their claim was not unreasonable.

Any guesses/nominations from blog readers? I’ll send a signed copy of Freakonomics to the first poster with the “right” answer (i.e. the answer given by this charity). If you were in the room or have heard them make this claim before, you are not eligible. If no one gets the right answer, I’ll choose the answer I think is best to receive the prize.

I’ll post the answer and the prize winner this weekend.


Amos Moses

Hmmm, I'll go with Walter Cronkite.

Orphie

I think that's Walter Cronkite's claim to fame.. but I it could be Bill Gates or Ben Bernanke

seanohio

Regis Philbin?

twateo

I say it is Oprah. Every woman in America believes every word that comes out of her mouth.

George Anesi

David Letterman

Garry

Rudy Giuliani?

dix

Tom Hanks?

jcharlto

Jon Stewart?

tsl

the surgeon general?

dabrfe

Katie Couric?

tasinquefield

Steven D. Levitt, of course.

jmarbutt

Dr. Phil

ionember

Ted Koppel, at least according to the Simpson's episode he was in. Or did I dream that?

Isaac

I'm surprised that Orphie suggested Bernanke and not:
Alan Greenspan

surielder

President Bush? Just kidding.

Coach Krzyzewski.

erehweb

Morgan Freeman

reyitocazador

Stephen Colbert? Just kidding...

+1 for Greenspan

Matthew Prins

Billy Graham?

coyotesqrl

It used to be Walter Cronkite, but I believe that mantle has been taken up by Jon Stewart. The fake newsman, not the Green Lantern of sector 2814. :)

angryman

john mccain?