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May 6th, 2010
11:00 AM ET

Ricky Gervais is one of Time's 100 most influential

(CNN) – It started out with a British TV show called "The Office" and turned into a worldwide phenomenon. The original British version has been watched now in 90 countries and spawned seven different remakes.

The man behind it all, Ricky Gervais, has now been named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people. He joined us on Thursday's American Morning.

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  1. macuser242

    I am sure glad that CNN editors, in all their wisdom, have decided that this actor is more important for the American audience to learn about than the general elections occuring in Great Britain–what was yesterday, but then again today as they run another segment about the Office. Why not do Americans a favor an d give us real news. What does the fact that Labour–the party in power for the last 13 years, the party that has given the US its greatest international support on the War on Terror, the party that has the most in common with the Democrats–lost its majority mean for American international relations? The fact that Britain is the US's closest ally in Europe should make this important,but I can't help but feel that CNN is all fluff now, focusing on big hamburgers instead of real, hard-hitting news. Hey, editors, why was there no news on the Australian helath care crisis, and their parliamentary debates? Instead, CNN adds to the parochialism of Americans. No wonder the rest of the world thinks were ignorant: you help keep up that way!

    May 7, 2010 at 9:38 am |
  2. Mickie

    FIVE FULL minutes for this guy? yeah he is somewhat funny but he is JUST AN ACTOR! This is *not* news. Are you going to give 5 full minutes to the other 99 winners? Please...........

    May 7, 2010 at 9:00 am |