Millennials — growing up with revolutionary technology and entering adulthood in a time of recession — have recently been much maligned. Are their critics right? Is this generation uniquely coddled, narcissistic, and lazy, or have we let conventional wisdom blind us to their openness to change and innovation, and optimism in the face of uncertainty, which, in any generation, are qualities to be admired? Produced by IQ2 and NPR, this one-hour special airs Saturday/Sunday, April 19-20 at 1pm.
Guest include lawyer, start-up advisor and human rights advocate, Binta Niambi Brown; University of Georgia Professor of Psychology W. Keith Campbell, co-author of The Narcissism Epidemic; Generation18 founder David D. Burstein, author of Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation Is Shaping Our World; and journalist Jessica Grose, author of Sad Desk Salad.
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