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June Cohen

Executive Producer, TED Media, TED

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What's the best hidden gem in the TED archive?

Ken Robinson, Hans Rosling, Jill Bolte Taylor, Patties Maes, David Gallo, Elizabeth Gilbert ... They're crowd pleasers and perennial favorites (and I love them, every one!). But there are so many hidden gems in the TED archive that deserve to be seen and shared. Let's unearth them!

What's the little-known sleeper hit that captured your heart?

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    Feb 11 2011: This conversation has elicited some fantastic suggestions! I thought I had seen most of the TEDTalks, but many listed below--be they relics or contemporary gems---had previously escaped me. I'll be steadily working through this strand, and I hope it continues to grow.

    I'd like to add a somewhat atypical Talk to the mix. TEDPrize winner, Jose Abreu's case for learning music as a form of character development---

    http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/jose_abreu_on_kids_transformed_by_music.html

    As an educator, I've watched music programs deteriorate in almost every school I've visited. It's utterly tragic. Jose said what needed to be said, proved what needed to be proved & he and his Fellows continue to conduct the good fight regarding the use of music in education.

    I probably watch this Talk once a month & I think it should be viewed by every school superintendent in the country/world!

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