Scott Pelley

“60 Minutes” correspondent Scott Pelley discusses his memoir, “Truth Worth Telling.”

Scott Pelley has been a journalist for nearly five decades. He is the most awarded correspondent in the history of “60 Minutes,” and he is the former anchor of the “CBS Evening News.” His work has been recognized with three duPont-Columbia Awards, three Peabody Awards, the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism and 37 Emmy Awards. 

In his memoir, “Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter’s Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Time,” Pelley recounts the best and worst of his career – stories from 9/11 as he encounters extraordinary heroism, insight to the military fighting in the Middle East and the families they left behind and the grieving mothers and fathers of Sandy Hook. He gives behind-the-scenes looks at interviews with world-famous people, from Bruce Springsteen to Donald Trump, and examines both the impulse to serve and the arrogance that can sully a leader’s ethical perspective.

 

Saeed Jones

Poet and author Saeed Jones talks about his debut memoir, “How We Fight for Our Lives.”

Saeed Jones is the author of “Prelude to Bruise,” winner of the 2015 PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry and the 2015 Stonewall Book Award/Barbara Gittings Literature Award. The poetry collection was also a finalist for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award, as well as awards from Lambda Literary and the Publishing Triangle in 2015. Jones is a former co-host of BuzzFeed’s morning show, “AM to DM,” and previously served as BuzzFeed’s LGBT editor and Culture editor. In his debut memoir, “How We Fight for Our Lives,” Jones tells his story of growing up a young, black, gay man from the South and fighting to carve out a place for himself within his family, within his country, within his own hopes, desires, and fears. Jones was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and grew up in Lewisville, Texas. He earned a BA at Western Kentucky University and an MFA at Rutgers University-Newark.

 

Aarón Sánchez

Chef Aarón Sánchez talks about “Where I Come From: Life Lessons from a Latino Chef.”

Aarón Sánchez is an award-winning chef, TV personality, cookbook author and philanthropist.  He is the chef/owner of Mexican restaurant Johnny Sánchez in New Orleans and a judge on FOX’s culinary competition series “MasterChef.” He co-starred on Food Network’s “Chopped” and “Chopped Junior.” A third-generation cookbook author, Sánchez has written three books. His memoir is, “Where I Come From: Life Lessons from a Latino Chef.” An active philanthropist, Sánchez launched the Aarón Sánchez Scholarship Fund, an initiative empowering aspiring chefs from the Latin community to follow their dreams and attend culinary school. One of the world’s most distinguished Latin chefs, Sánchez is also passionate about preserving his family’s legacy through food and encouraging diversity in the kitchen.

Tilman Fertitta

Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta discusses his book “Shut Up and Listen!.”

Houston native Tilman Fertitta is an accomplished businessman and self-made billionaire who is often referred to as “the world’s richest restaurateur.” He is the sole owner of Fertitta Entertainment which owns the restaurant giant Landry’s, five Golden Nugget Casinos and Hotels and the NBA’s Houston Rockets. Fertitta is one of the largest employers in the nation with more than 60,000 employees. He also is the star of a reality TV show on CNBC, “Billion Dollar Buyer.” In his no-holds-barred book “Shut Up and Listen!,” Fertitta shares advice and strategies to build a successful business. 

Anna Palmer & Jake Sherman

Politico’s Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman discuss their book, “The Hill to Die On,” a look at the Capitol Hill battle for power.

Anna Palmer is a senior Washington correspondent for Politico. She covers Congress, politics and the business of Washington. Anna previously covered House leadership and lobbying as a staff writer for Roll Call. She got her start in Washington journalism as a lobbying business reporter for the industry newsletter Influence. She has also worked at Legal Times, where she covered the intersection of money and politics for the legal and lobbying industry, first as a staff writer and then as an editor.

Jake Sherman is a senior writer for Politico. He covers the House Republican majority. Since 2009, Jake has chronicled all of the major legislative battles on Capitol Hill and has also traveled the country to cover the battle for control of Congress. Before landing at Politico, Jake worked in the Washington bureaus of The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Together, Palmer and Sherman co-authored “The Hill to Die On,” an insider’s look at divided American politics.

Bob Mould

Bob Mould holds an iconic place in punk music history. Mould visits with Evan about his legendary career and his album “Sunshine Rock.”

Bob Mould is an American indie rock musician, part of the influential 1980s punk band Hüsker Dü and the 1990s band Sugar. Hüsker Dü was one of the first underground bands to sign with a major record label, and their eight albums inspired a generation of musicians. His biography, “See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody,” chronicles his story from a small town in New York to his later successes. His 2019 album is entitled “Sunshine Rock.”

Amy Chozick

Author and reporter Amy Chozick talks about covering Hillary Clinton for the past 10 years, why she thinks Clinton lost the 2016 presidential election and her 2018 best-selling book, “Chasing Hillary.”

Amy Chozick is a New York-based writer-at-large for The New York Times and a frequent contributor to The Times Magazine, writing about the personalities and power struggles in business, politics and media. She is the author of “Chasing Hillary,” a memoir about her experience covering Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign for President.

 

Katy Tur

Katy Tur talks about her book, “Unbelievable,” her experience covering the Trump campaign and the role the media played in the 2016 presidential election.

Katy Tur is a correspondent for NBC News and an anchor for MSNBC. Tur is the recipient of a 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. Her book, “Unbelievable,” reflects on her coverage of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. She currently lives in New York City.

Marcus Samuelsson

Chef Marcus Samuelsson talks about his latest cookbook, how he got into the business and the secret to making the perfect burger.

Marcus Samuelsson is a chef and restaurateur who has written numerous cookbooks. In 2013, he won the James Beard Foundation award for Writing and Literature related to food. He was the youngest chef ever to receive a three-star restaurant review from The New York Times. His restaurant, Red Rooster, is located in Harlem, NY. His book, “The Red Rooster Cookbook,” was released in 2016.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University, as well as Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. Dr. Gates is also an author, cultural critic and filmmaker. He has produced numerous series for PBS including “Looking for Lincoln,” “Many Rivers to Cross: The History of the African American People” and “Finding Your Roots,” many of which he also hosts. His documentary series “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise” aired on PBS stations in 2016.

 

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