What gives you hope?
Rosie Flores, singer/songwriter:
"I travel around the world and I get hope from seeing kindness from strangers from shore to shore. Can all this hatred we hear about in the world be real, I wonder? Sometimes I can close my eyes and imagine world peace and the day when people can live and work and laugh together in harmony, without caring what race, religion or background we come from."
Richard Reeves, author of "President Kennedy: Profile of Power":
"I'm hopeful about a new generation taking over. I would like to see the end of the idea of the 1980s, which I took to be that there was a price tag on everything--every idea, every person. It seems to me that it's time to get back to what counts. And that's doing a job well, caring for others and children. Maybe it's just that I like looking in the national mirror, television, and seeing us young again."
Victoria Looseleaf, public access goddess ("The Looseleaf Report") and creator of "Whorehouse of the Mind: A Hallucinogenic Soap Opera of Sex, Drugs & the Space Program," a staged reading: