Bill Gates on 60 Minutes

Nothing new, but here's a nice 60 Minutes interview of Bill Gates regarding his philanthropic endeavors and interest in technology. One apparent glitch at the outset (likely due to sloppy editing) occurs when Gates appears to say he hopes to eradicate tuberculosis in six to seven years. Gates has hopes of doing that for polio, but not TB.

Nothing new, but below is a nice 60 Minutes interview of Bill Gates by Charlie Rose regarding his philanthropic endeavors and interest in technology.

One apparent glitch (likely due to sloppy editing – and now corrected in the video below) was when Gates appeared to say he hoped to eradicate tuberculosis in six to seven years. Gates has hopes of doing that for polio, but I’ve never heard him (or anyone) talk about eradicating TB – which infects one of three people on the planet and is increasingly drug-resistant. CBS has since corrected the video:

Here’s what Gates thought about the experience of being interviewed, on Gates Notes.

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