In this end of year show, "The Spirit of..." reveals who Web site users voted as the most inspirational leader featured on the show in 2008. As well as looking back over some of the best stories featured in the last 12 months.
Queen Rania of Jordan is hip, beautiful and dedicated to young people. Thousands of you voted for as the most inspirational leader featured on "The spirit of..." in 2008.
For the monthly 30 minute Spirit of... TV show, CNN's Becky Anderson goes to the intellectual heart of subjects ranging from sport to satire, nature to adventure, design to discovery
Nadav Kander's latest collection of photographs is a penetrating study of change in China.
From zero to the Web and relativity to vaccination, 10 lightbulb moments that shaped the modern world.
India's wealth explosion has bypassed its poor, as new film "Slumdog Millionaire" starkly highlights.
President-elect, Barack Obama faces a huge task in steering world's leading economy away from recession.
From the best buildings to some of the ugliest man-made structures on earth, modern architecture now.
We talk to physicist Stephen Hawking, arguably the world's greatest living scientist, about the final frontier.
Kofi Annan talks about how to make democracy work in the troubled African continent.
Doris Lessing and Nadine Gordimer help us unpick the secrets of spinning a yarn.
Queen Rania of Jordan explains why we must listen to our young people more.
Footballing legend Zinedine Zidane explains what it takes to create a truly great team.
In a world at risk from climate change, what is the legacy for the next generation?