Lunch Dish: Oprah, 'Game of Thrones,' paying off college debt

Michael and Sara discuss the topics you need to know to start off your week.
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Transcript for Lunch Dish: Oprah, 'Game of Thrones,' paying off college debt
the stuff we're going to talk about with colleges. First of all, every time college graduation comes up. It shouldn't be just graduates listening to commencement speakers. It's like going to church each year, these speeches are so empowering. Oprah spoke at Colorado college. And this was -- The big O. Yeah. So, I of course took in every moment because I feel like she's yoda. But one of the things she said that I actually loved. I think, again, we all need to keep hearing these things. She said, first, you do need a job. A job that pays your rent and lets you move out of your parents' house. Because I think she was speaking to the fact that so many young people are told to dream big and they're busy looking for a dream job. Not realizing so many us do jobs first. You got to start here to get there. And I think -- I think that a lot of times -- a lot of times it's not just the kids now but some people in general think that the first job you're going to be running the company. You don't know what you're doing. You're going to run it into the ground. You need to learn from bottom to top, and then you got to earn it. Nobody earns it. But I might have copied that Oprah as well. You stole that Oprah as well? Preach, Oprah. Today's guest Blythe Danner got her fourth honorary degree. Wow. From tulane and Tim cook was the commencement speaker. CEO of apple. But I heard that nobody paid attention to his speech because they were all on his apple phones. It's a win-win for Tim. But, the one that got the most attention. This is amazing. And deservedly so. Deservedly so. All deserve attention. But this was special. Robert F. Smith spoke at -- a commencement speaker and paid off every student loan in the audience. And if you don't know who Robert F. Smith is, he's the richest African-American in the country. A big tech entrepreneur and a brilliant guy, and this is what he said in his speech. We're going to put a little fuel in your bus. I've got the alumni over there. This is a challenge to you, alumni. This is my class, 2019. And my family is making a grant to eliminate their student loans. It almost makes you emotional hearing it. Because there's one kid that had made a spreadsheet of how many years it would take him to pay down his debt. We wonder why we don't have excited teachers. It doesn't pay attention because these kids are saddled by debt. How do we expect this next generation to change the world? This was like the coolest thing I have ever seen. It's really cool. The great thing about it, another student who said he had four people in his family over the course of his college career and college studies who had to sign off on loans just for him to get through school. And so when all this happened, all of that is eliminated. This guy has stepped up to the plate for so many of these kids. I mean, it's just a "Wow" moment. Because I'm sure the parents are going, oh, my goodness, this gives my kid and gives us a step up because we don't are to carry that debt. I guarantee you that everybody in the class of 2018 was like, why didn't I wait another year. I should have gone for the fifth year! But, this is all superexciting and a little less meaningful but I forgot to ask you, did you watch any of "Game of thrones"? "Game of thrones"? I actually -- we have some "Throners" here. Actually -- personally I was watching a basketball game. But on commercial break I did click over and I caught a few things. But I don't want to be a spoiler. I went back and forth for maybe like 30 seconds three times. I figure one day I'm going to watch it all. I'm going to assume you didn't cry last night. No. I didn't watch. Okay, so -- Were you happy with the ending? Everybody's up in arms about the ending. Well, one, when you appreciate an art form you're going to take whatever you give you and you can like it or not like it. But I needed it to be over because the burden emotionally, I mean, my therapy bills right now are seriously next level. Speaking of therapy bills, there is a website -- you can go there and they're offering counseling services for people to discuss, you know, why they're upset, discuss the plot lines. You know what, it's a nice change of topic from my mom. At that point, I'm kind of like, it's time to kind of get a life. No, but I have a theory -- I have a theory that all these mistakes they've made with the coffee cups, the water bottles, to let us slowly know that it's not real. It's their way of being a nicer version of Michael. Michael reminds me every week, you know it's not real? Okay. Okay. I think they been slowly planting things while you're in the dream state, this is not real. It's not reality. None of us wanted to live back then. Two really quick things, 30 seconds. One, I was -- my guy Ted Ginn

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