Public Radio’s Picks for Best Bostonians of All Time
Executive Editor, Public Radio International
Bill Russell: “Eleven championships: Take that, Tom Brady. A leader during a tough time for the city. Wise, unselfish.”
Ernest Moniz: “He has sought to preserve our life (via the nuclear deal with Iran) and prolong it (via the Kyoto Protocol on greenhouse gases). An ex-professor and department head at MIT, he still lives near Coolidge Corner.”
Tim Berners-Lee: “He invented the Web and brought its administration here.”
Mary Baker Eddy: “Mark Twain once called her the most interesting woman in the world. Her faith and her publications endure more than a century later. So does her focus on science and looking abroad.”
John Adams: “He created a modern democracy, first with a Massachusetts constitution and then helping with the nation’s. He defended opponents, promoting the commonweal, the rights of every person.”
Senior Editor, WGBHNews.org
John Adams: Who lived in Quincy and Boston.
Charles Bulfinch: Architect of the Mass. State House and US Capitol dome.
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essayist.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.: Supreme Court justice.
Henry Lee Higginson: Businessman and philanthropist.
Whom would you choose? Help us pick the Best Bostonians of all time.