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Dan Bazile: Geography Is a Major Predictor of Destiny

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In March 2004, Dan Bazile joined the news team at WNYT (a television affiliate of NBC), where he anchors "Weekend Today". Prior to that, he spent several years as an actor and freelance writer before jumping into television news in 1999.


Hi, I'm Dan Bazile, I've been a television newscaster for the past 17 years. Gosh, the way I look at geography. Well, I think geography is a major predictor of destiny, that's my opinion. I think without geography, for example, if you're born in the United States as opposed to born in another country that doesn't have all the opportunities that the United States have, for example, you will have a different destiny than the person born in the United States. It's just the way it is. For example, I came here, to the United States, I ended up here, and that has a major influence on why I became a newscaster. Geography, I understand, is a lost art in school today. People don't really pay attention to it anymore, but I've been paying attention to geography. When you're looking around the world, look at places, different places, and you think about what's going on in those places. That is a good way of understanding geography and how you end up in one place that can predict your future, your destiny. So geography, very important subject in my life.

Last Updated: September 24, 2021

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