‘Limitless’ Actor Hill Harper Shares Campaign For National Honor Society


SHARON: LA, YES, DEFINITELY. RICK: STARBUCKS FIND A WAY TO BE IN THE NEWS JUST ABOUT EVERY DAY THANK YOU. ♪ RICK: HILL HARPER STARS IN THE NEW CBS HIT “LIMITLESS” AND HE’S ALSO UNACCOMPLISHED AUTHOR, AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ACTIVIST. SHARON: HE IS A WELL-ROUNDED KIND OF GUY AND NOW HE WANTS TO HELP GET YOUR CHILD ON THE RIGHT TRACK FOR COLLEGE. GOOD MORNING. RICK: GOOD MORNING CNET GOOD MORNING, RICK AND SHARON. HOW ARE YOU GUYS? SHARON: TERRIFIC CARRIED TELL ME ABOUT WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT. I AM SO PROUD TO PARTNER WITH THE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY. IT’S ALL ABOUT SETTING STUDENTS UP FOR FUTURE SUCCESS. I HAVE A FOUNDATION THAT HAS DONE A LOT OF WORK IN LOS ANGELES, WITH A LOT OF STUDENTS FROM THAT LA USC AND WORKING WITH THEM ABOUT HOW TO GET INTO SCHOOL AND COLLEGE AND THE FACT THAT THERE IS A WAY THAT THEY CAN DO IT NO MATTER WHO THEY ARE OR WHERE THEY ARE FROM AND IF YOU GO TO ON AIR FUTURE NOW .ORG YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO INFORMATION ABOUT SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS, LOANS AND A WEBINAR ABOUT HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE AND YOU HECTORING OF HER PARENTS OUT THERE, YOU ARE THE NUMBER ONE PEOPLE THAT STUDENTS GO TO FOR INFORMATION ABOUT COLLEGE AND SO THE MORE EDUCATED AND INFORMED YOU ARE YOU CAN HELP SET YOUR YOUNG PERSON UP FOR SUCCESS AND IT’S ABOUT BUILDING A SOLID FOUNDATION FOR FUTURE SUCCESS. SHARON: HILL, WHY IS THIS SO IMPORTANT TO YOU? IT’S IMPORTANT TO ME BECAUSE NUMBER ONE, I’M A FORMER MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY AND I THINK SOCIETY AND GROUP THAT FOCUS ON HIGH ACHIEVEMENT AND HIGH EXPECTATION ARE POWERFUL. THERE IS A POWER HIGH EXPECTATION. WE LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE OFTEN TIMES YOU SHOW UP AT AN EVENT AND EVERYONE GETS A TROPHY OR BLUE RIBBON, BUT THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH GOING FOR A HIGH ACHIEVER. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE SAYING I CAN BE SUCCESSFUL IN THE GREAT. I WANT TO ENCOURAGE THAT AND ENCOURAGE YOUNG TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THE FIVE PILLARS OF SUCCESS FOR THE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY ARE. THAT IS ABOUT BEING A WELL-ROUNDED SUCCESSFUL PERSON, NOT JUST DOING WELL IN MATH OR SCIENCE OR GREAT SAT SCORES, THAT BEING A GOOD STUDENT AND BEING A LEADER IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND GIVING BACK AND THAT’S WHAT– PEOPLE TAUGHT ME THAT WHEN I WAS YOUNG AND I WANT TO GIVE IT BACK TO YOUNG PEOPLE. RICK: HILL, YOU PLAY IN “LIMITLESS” AS DOCTOR SHELDON HAWKES AND CSI NEW YORK. RICK, DID YOU WATCH LAST NIGHT? RICK: WE GET UP EARLY, SO WE DVR , BUT IT WENT TO POINT OUT TO FOLKS THAT YOU ARE A BROWN UNIVERSITY GRADUATE, WENT TO HARVARD LAW SCHOOL, YOUR PARENTS WERE DOCTORS. HOW DID THAT CONVERSATION GO WHEN HE SAID I WANT TO BE AN ACTOR? SHARON: HOW WELL DID IT GO? THE BEAUTIFUL THING IS MY PARENTS HAVE ALWAYS SAID TO ME, THIS — THERE IS NOTHING I CAN’T DO AND THAT MAY HAVE COME BACK TO HAUNT THEM WHEN I SAID I WILL POUND THE PAVEMENT AND BE A WAITER IN NEW YORK CITY AND BE AN ACTOR, BUT HERE’S THE DEAL, EDUCATION IS NOT ABOUT LIMITING YOUR OPTIONS. IT’S ABOUT EXPANDING YOUR OPTIONS AND THAT’S WHAT I WANT AND PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND. WE ARE TAUGHT THE WRONG THING. WE ARE TAUGHT STUDY THIS AND YOU CAN DO THIS– NO, STUDY THIS AND YOU CAN BE A BETTER HUMAN BEING AND THEN FIND OUT WHAT YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT AND DO THAT AND THAT’S TRULY SETTING YOURSELF UP FOR LIFE SUCCESS. RICK: I KNOW PRESIDENT OBAMA, A CLASSMATE AT HARVARD PUT YOU TO WORK FOR A LITTLE WHILE AND YOU SOUND VERY PRESIDENTIAL TO ME. YOU A START IN POLITICS? I ASPIRE TO SERVE AND I SERVED THROUGH MY FOUNDATION AND I LOVE THESE PLATFORMS I MAY HAVE FROM DOING A GREAT SHOW LIKE “LIMITLESS” OR CSI NEW YORK AND TO ACTUALLY SPEAK TO YOUNG PEOPLE AND USE THAT PLATFORM, BUT IT’S ABOUT SERVING AND LEADING AND REALLY THAT IS WHY I THINK WORKING WITH THE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY FITS FOR ME BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT THEY ARE ABOUT AS WELL. SHARON: HILL HARPER, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US THIS MORNING. THANK YOU. RICK: FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE HONOR YOUR FUTURE NOW

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