ALL the News about
Mormons, Mormonism
and the LDS Church
Mormon News: All the News about Mormons, Mormonism and the LDS Church
For week ended December 19, 1999 Posted 24 Feb 2001
Most Recent Week
Front Page
Local News
Arts & Entertainment
·New Products
·New Websites
·Mormon Stock Index
Letters to Editor
Continuing Coverage of:
Boston Temple
School Prayer
Julie on MTV
Robert Elmer Kleasen
About Mormon News
News by E-Mail
Weekly Summary
Submitting News
Submitting Press Releases
Volunteer Positions
Bad Link?

News about Mormons, Mormonism,
and the LDS Church

Summarized by Kent Larsen

Is Elvis Really the Person of the Century?
Los Angeles Times p36 17Dec99 N6
By Erika Milvy: Special to the Times
Elvis remains No. 1 on the list.

Efforts by various groups to sway the results of the Time Magazine on-line poll on the most influential person of the Century, leaving the list led by rock star Elvis Presley. Attempts to influence the results have included proponents of Hitler, his opponents, Christian activists supporting Billy Graham and Mormons trying to promote LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley, who is currently 8th on the list.

Time's Person of the Century Poll Fortunately, Time has kept all religious leaders off another poll, its "Phonies and Frauds of the 20th Century" poll, which has undoubtedly robbed anti-Mormons of a venue.

Ironically for the misguided attempts to promote him, President Hinckley doesn't even qualify for Time's person of the century since he wasn't part of the original Time 100 chosen earlier this year. But, observes the Associated Press' Richard N. Ostling, there is one Mormon that does qualify. Philo Farnsworth is on the list because he "more or less invented television."

Ostling's article explains Time's reasons for excluding Jesus and many other religious figures from its Person of the Century polls.

See also:

People of the century Raleigh NC News & Observer (AP) 20Dec99 N6,2107,500144771-500173395-500671251-0,00.html By Richard N. Ostling: Associated Press Nando's ballot for most valuable people of the century. From Time to Time: Nando's in-depth look at the 20th century


[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Copyright 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 Kent Larsen · Privacy Information