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When Being a Geek is Chic

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Aired 4/20/09

Maureen Cavanaugh : Could it be that geek is the new chic? There's evidence to support the claim. Consider the fame and wealth of the man who may be the chief geek of our time, Bill Gates, or the Hollywood honors bestowed on "Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson. There's the popularity of TV's geeked-out "Ugly Betty," and there are some who even suggest President Obama is a bit of a geek.

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