Profiles

The Deadliest Catch

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The 9/11 bombing propelled Decker Watson to trade his Manhattan advertising job for a new career as producer of one of the most successful reality shows on television.

Breaking Free

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Raised to believe the world was about to end, Judah Weathers wasn’t even supposed to go to college, let alone earn a PhD from Oxford and a medical degree from Yale.

Dramatizing the Law

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Since graduating from BU Law, David Kelly has created a half dozen hit TV shows, won 10 Emmys, and married a beautiful actress.

Run Across the Arctic

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When Pavel Cenkl puts his mind to something, the result can be a bit extreme—like running 150 miles across Iceland. 

Sailing Master

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JB Braun designs the sails that drive the fastest sailing machines on the planet. They won the America’s Cup and set the round-the-world record. 

Phoenix Rising

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Once a homeless runaway, Stan Phanord thrived as a scholarship student and launched a career in the State Department. 

A New Form of Art

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Ralph Pucci has transformed mannequin design into high art, gaining international acclaim for his combination of business savvy and artistic vision.

Paying It Forward

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Milliard Syverain fled Haiti, attended college on scholarship, became a doctor, and is now paying it forward by funding a major scholarship. 

Self-Discovery

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Olivia Nguyen set out to find her roots in Vietnam and in the process discovered how language can capture the poetry of the human heart.