In March 2001, we
set off on a journey of discovery -- to find a place that doesn't yet
exist: the Central Valley of our future.
We traveled from
one end of the Valley to the other
up highways and down rivers
and through the corridors of power. We visited people
where they live, work, and play. We saw the Valley's triumphs
and its heartbreaking failures.
What have we learned?
It might sound clichéd,
but at the start of a new millennium the Valley truly stands at a crossroads.
Our fate depends on the decisions we make right now in how we manage
our growth, how we care for our natural resources, and what opportunities
we provide for future generations.
Tonight we meet
the men and women whose decisions -- and visions -- are shaping the
New Valley. Some shape policy while others are making changes at a grassroots
level. Through their lives and their work, they have come to recognize
the Valley's remarkable poterntial, and they share the belief that by
choosing wisely today a better future is possible.
Join us for the
next half hour, as we get to know the "Movers and Shakers"
in this New Valley.