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Bill Bradley's Take on America

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Former Senator Bill Bradley is currently on a book tour promoting his book, The New American Story, and LAist had the opportunity to hear him speak at UCLA through the School of Public Affairs on Friday before his appearance on HBO's The Bill Maher Show. About 35 students, political activists and fans came to hear Bradley speak. An esteemed resume, Bradley is a former senator and presidential candidate, basketball champion, Rhodes Scholar and Olympian.

The Senator's passion for America, where we've come from, where we're at and what we need to do to move forward in a positive direction are sincere and obvious from the moment he steps into a room. A true politician makes everyone in a room feel noticed and Bradley did this effortlessly, and despite his slightly tardy appearance (Friday traffic and all), Bradley's poise and story-telling made it obvious to the naked eye that he has probably been a natural at just about every endeavor he's ever undertaken.