Well, the dust is still settling. Cameron Johnson, as most of you now know, came within a whisker of winning, but the top prize on Oprah’s Big Give went to Stephen Paletta instead.
There’s been quite a flurry of messages on the ABC bulletin boards, with people writing in and complaining that by any measure or standard, Cameron really should have won. We have to agree. But television is television, and its own rules apply. Stephen may have been the most politically-correct choice for the judges to make.
C’est la tie-vie.
Meanwhile, following his appearance on the Oprah show yesterday—where he announced that he is taking his $100,000 winnings from the show (along with the $100,000 winnings chipped in by his co-finalist Brandi Milloy) and teaming up with billionaire Richard Branson to work on turning that $200,000 into millions to benefit families in Africa—Cameron showed up for a one-hour live simulcast interview today hosted by none other than my Go-Giver coauthor Bob Burg and our partner Thom Scott.
You can hear the entire interview, including Cameron’s answers to questions emailed in ahead of time from listeners, by clicking here. (You can even download it as an MP3 and listen to it on your iPod.)
It’s worth the hour.