People Who Mattered 2003

Take a Prime Minister, a dictator, a comedian, a judge, a basketball player and two Governors (one current, one former), and what do you have? Just a few of the personalities who made a difference thi

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Arnold Schwarzenegger greets supporters outside NBC studios in Burbank

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QUEER EYE FOR THE STRAIGHT GUY O.K., so it's a product-placement show. It venerates ostentation, trades in gay stereotypes and urges men to develop personal relationships with...hair products. But we love it. An average of 2 million people watch, clockwise from left, Kyan Douglas, Ted Allen, Carson Kressley, Jai Rodriguez and Thom Filicia teach clueless heterosexuals about window treatments and Gewurztraminer. The show may do little to advance gay rights, but it is inspiring a nation full of well-dressed metrosexuals.

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