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Joe Biden And Kamala Harris Are TIME’s 2020 Person of The Year

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have been named TIME’s Person of the Year for 2020.

Biden, the Democrat who defeated incumbent President Donald Trump in the 2020 election to become just the 11th candidate in U.S. history to defeat a president seeking reelection, was part of a historic ticket with Harris, who will become the nation’s first female vice president and first one of color.

“If Donald Trump was a force for disruption and division over the past four years, Biden and Harris show where the nation is heading: a blend of ethnicities, lived experiences and world views that must find a way forward together if the American experiment is to survive,” TIME Editor-In-Chief Edward Felsenthal wrote in an essay about the selection.

The magazine revealed its choice for Person of the Year — a designation that is not necessarily an honor or award but representative of the influence the person has had on the news within the past year — during a televised special Thursday night.

Though Biden joins a long list of U.S. leaders who’ve been named Person of the Year (all but three presidents have been selected since the magazine’s creation of the title in 1927), Harris is the first vice presidential pick in the magazine’s history to be included.

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NY Governor Andrew Cuomo To Speak With Billy Joel About American Crisis Via Zoom On November 18

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will discuss his new book, American Crisis: Leadership Lessons From the COVID-19 Pandemic (Crown), with Grammy Award-winning artist Billy Joel via Zoom on Wednesday, November 18 at 7:00 pm (ET).

Taking readers beyond the candid daily briefings that became must-see TV across the globe, and providing a dramatic, day-by-day account of the catastrophe as it unfolded, American Crisis presents the intimate and inspiring thoughts of a leader at an unprecedented historical moment. In his own voice, Andrew Cuomo chronicles the ingenuity and sacrifice required of so many to fight the pandemic, sharing the decision-making that shaped his policy as well as his frank accounting and assessment of his interactions with the federal government, the White House, and other state and local political and health officials. Including a game plan for what we as individuals—and as a nation—need to do to protect ourselves against this disaster and those to come, this book is a remarkable portrait of selfless leadership and a gritty story of difficult choices that points the way to a safer future for all of us.

Andrew Cuomo is the 56th Governor of New York, serving since 2011. He is also the author of All Things Possible: Setbacks and Success in Politics and Life and Crossroads: The Future of American Politics.

Tickets cost $36.50 for the online event and include access to the talk and conversation on Zoom plus a signed copy of American Crisis which will be shipped to the address you provide. Shipping cost is included in ticket price.

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