John Stossel was born in 1947, the year of the Pig, according to Chinese horoscopes.
Stossel made an apology to his viewing audience in the year 2000 after it was discovered that some of the research he had done for a segment he ran discrediting organic foods was misleadingly and incorrectly given.
Stossel remains one of the few libertarians in the media. Being a libertarian, Stossel believes firmly in both personal freedom and the free market.
As of September 2006, ABC News and John Stossel joined to release a DVD series titled "Teaching Tools for Economics".
In Stossel's "Give Me a Break" segments, Stossel takes a skeptical look at topics ranging from government regulations and pop culture to censorship. "Give Me a Break" achieved popularity so much that in 1994 it was spun off into a series of one-hour specials.
John began his career as an ABC News correspondent with 20/20 in 1981.
John is a 1969 graduate of Princeton University, with a B.A. in psychology.
"Give Me a Break: How I Exposed Hucksters, Cheats, and Scam Artists and Became the Scourge of the Liberal Media" was the first of two books written by John Stossel; this book was released in 2004.
One of John's books, published by Hyperion in May 2006, is entitled "Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity: Get Out the Shovel--Why Everything You Know Is Wrong". In this book, John challenges common myths.
In the year 1984, while filming a segment on professional wrestling, John reportedly told wrestler David "Dr. D" Schultz that he thought wrestling was fake. While yelling, "You think this is fake?", Schultz assaulted John, slapping him and knocking him to the ground. John sued, claiming long-term hearing loss, and won the settlement.
Among some of John's other awards are the George Polk Award for Outstanding Local Reporting and the George Foster Peabody Award.
John has been honored five times for excellence in consumer reporting by the National Press Club.
Mr. Stossel has won 19 Emmy Awards in his career so far.
John Stossel: Why try to squeeze a 19-inch screen on a 3-inch display? What do you want? Files and e-mails? Let's get them and be done with it.
John Stossel: I didn't know what kind of reception I would get for doing a show called 'Stupid,' some of which focused on South Carolina.
John Stossel: I never wanted to be an anchor for 25 years, and suddenly I wanted to be one.
John Stossel: Give me a break!
John Stossel: Happiness comes when we test our skills towards some meaningful purpose.