Bari Weiss

New York Times op-ed writer Bari Weiss discusses her book, “How to Fight Anti-Semitism.”

Bari Weiss is a writer and editor for The New York Times opinion section. Before joining the Times, Bari was an Op-Ed editor at the Wall Street Journal and an associate book review editor there. For two years, she was a senior editor at Tablet, the online magazine of Jewish news, politics and culture, where she edited the site’s political and news coverage. Bari regularly appears on shows like “Morning Joe,” “The View” and “Bill Maher.” Bari is also the winner of the Reason Foundation’s 2018 Bastiat Prize, which annually honors writing that “best demonstrates the importance of freedom with originality, wit, and eloquence.”

 

Stacey Abrams

Former Georgia House Democratic Leader Stacey Abrams discusses voter suppression and politics.

Stacey Abrams is a New York Times bestselling author, serial entrepreneur, nonprofit CEO and political leader. After serving for eleven years in the Georgia House of Representatives, and seven as Minority Leader, Abrams became the 2018 Democratic nominee for Governor of Georgia. She won more votes than any other Democrat in the state’s history and was the first black woman to become the gubernatorial nominee for a major party in the United States. After the 2018 election, Abrams launched Fair Fight to promote fair elections across the country, encourage voter participation and educate voters about elections and their voting rights.

Abrams is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the 2012 recipient of the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award. She has also written many romantic suspense novels under the pen name Salena Montgomery, in addition to “Lead from the Outside,” a guidebook on making real change.

Jason Reitman

Director and screenwriter Jason Reitman discusses his career in entertainment, the advice he learned from his filmmaker father, Ivan Reitman, and his 2018 film, “The Front Runner.”

Jason Reitman is an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker. Reitman made his feature film debut with the 2006 Sundance hit “Thank You for Smoking.” He earned Academy Award nominations for directing “Juno” and “Up in the Air,” the latter of which earned Reitman a Golden Globe Award, WGA Award and BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay. His other films include “Young Adult,” “Labor Day,” “Men, Women and Children” and “Tully,” his third collaboration with Diablo Cody and second with Charlize Theron. Reitman has produced three seasons of the Hulu comedy series “Casual” through his Right of Way Films. He also executive produced the Academy Award-winning film “Whiplash” and the Jean-Marc Vallee directed “Demolition.”

John Kerry

Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talks about climate change, his military service in the U.S. Navy and his 2018 memoir, “Every Day Is Extra.”

John Kerry has served most of his adult life in public service – as Navy lieutenant in combat in Vietnam, a prosecutor, lieutenant governor, Democratic nominee for president of the United States, five-term senator and U.S. Secretary of State. He has been witness to and participant in some of the most important events of our recent history. His book, “Every Day Is Extra,” is a revealing memoir where he acknowledges faults, mistakes and lessons learned the hard way.

Michael Avenatti

Attorney Michael Avenatti talks about the high-profile cases he has been involved with and his feelings towards President Donald Trump.

Michael Avenatti is an attorney and entrepreneur who routinely appears on broadcast and print media as a commentator on a range of legal issues. He has represented parties in a number of lawsuits that have gained international media attention, including cases brought against Donald Trump, the National Football League, various celebrity defendants, high-ranking business executives and Fortune 100 companies. He is also a professional race car driver, having participated in races across the United States and Europe.

Joan Walsh

Journalist Joan Walsh talks about the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the current state of the Democratic Party and President Trump.

Joan Walsh is The Nation’s National Affairs Correspondent and a CNN political analyst. She is the author of “What’s the Matter with White People? Finding Our Way in the Next America,” which the Philadelphia Daily News called “one of the best books of 2012 – and even more relevant now.” She served as Salon magazine’s first editor-in-chief for six years.

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