His Holiness started the day at 8:45am with private audiences to the board members and staff of the Whole Child International. Then he departed for a private house in Beverly Hills where an exclusive interview with Larry King of CNN was set up. Before the interview, His Holiness held a brief informal Q&A session with sponsors of Whole Child International. There were around sixteen people including Cher and Chris Rock.
They asked His Holiness’s opinions topics ranging from leadership ethics to childcare to cultivation of inner peace. In his answers, His Holiness stressed that not just money but values such as freedom and free information were very important. He said, “In order to utilize human creativity properly, you need free information without censorship or restriction.”