July 27, 2007
What if America opened its prison doors and set many of the non-violent drug offenders free? What if we fought cancer with the same resources we use to fight terrorism? These are some of the big ideas discussed at this year’s Aspen Ideas Festival, a gathering of some of the nation's most provocative thinkers, artists and leaders. Ten prominent Americans from U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, R-PA, to opera singer Jessye Norman get five minutes to answer one question: "What's the Big Idea?"