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.

 

Roger McNamee

Silicon Valley investor Roger McNamee mentored Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in the early days of the company. Still a large shareholder, he now thinks Facebook is destroying our democracy. The author of “Zucked” discusses the existential threat he believes the social network poses to society.

Roger McNamee has been a Silicon Valley investor for 35 years. He co-founded successful funds in venture, crossover and private equity. His most recent fund, Elevation, included U2’s Bono as a co-founder. He holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Roger plays bass and guitar in the bands Moonalice and Doobie Decibel System. He is the author of “Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe,” as well as “The New Normal” and “The Moonalice Legend: Posters and Words, Volumes 1-9.” He has served as a technical advisor for seasons two through five of HBO’s “Silicon Valley” series and was also responsible for raising the money that created the Wikimedia Foundation.

 

Timothy Shriver, Ph.D.

Timothy Shriver, Ph.D., chairman of the Special Olympics, discusses what he has learned from the athletes. He also talks about the mission of a school reform organization he heads that focuses on social and emotional learning.

Timothy Shriver is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Special Olympics International, the organization founded by his mother, Eunice Shriver. He serves with over 5.6 million Special Olympics athletes in 172 countries, all working to promote health, education and a more unified world through the joy of sports. Before joining Special Olympics in 1996, Shriver was and remains a leading educator focusing on the social and emotional factors in learning. He co-founded and currently chairs the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), the leading school reform organization in the field of social and emotional learning. He is Co-Chair of the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development, President of the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation, member of the Board of Directors for the WPP Group, LLC, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is a co-founder of Lovin’ Scoopful Ice Cream Company.

Sally Kohn

Author Sally Kohn talks about media bias and the research she conducted for her book, “The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity.”

Sally Kohn is a writer, activist and political commentator. She hosts the “State of Resistance” podcast and frequently appears on CNN as a political commentator. Kohn has written for the Washington Post, the New York Times, New York Magazine and many more. She has given multiple TED talks, garnering over 3 million views.

Kurt Andersen

Kurt Andersen talks about the Trump presidency, the media landscape and his books “You Can’t Spell America Without Me.”

Kurt Andersen is a critically acclaimed writer and host of the public radio program “Studio 360.” He has written many novels, including national bestseller and New York Times Notable Book of the year “Turn of the Century” and New York Times bestseller “Heyday.” In 2017, Andersen published “Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History” and “You Can’t Spell America Without Me,” a parody on Donald Trump’s first year as president co-written with Alec Baldwin.

Chuck Todd

Chuck Todd discusses President Trump, balanced media and the future of journalism.

Chuck Todd is the moderator of NBC’s “Meet The Press.” He is also an on-air political analyst for “Nightly News with Lester Holt” and “TODAY” and serves as MSNBC’s go-to for all aspects of the network’s political coverage. In 2005 and 2009, Todd was named one of the Washingtonian’s Best Of Journalists. He has won numerous Emmy Awards for his reporting while at NBC.

Dean Baquet

Dean Baquet talks about the changing journalism landscape, media in the age of Trump and the future of The New York Times.

Dean Baquet is the executive editor of the New York Times. He is the first African-American to hold the position. In 1988 Baquet won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of City Council corruption in Chicago. During his nearly 40-year career, Baquet has worked for The Times-Picayune of New Orleans, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times.

Maureen Dowd

Maureen Dowd talks about the current political climate, the role of the media in shaping the 2016 election and her book “The Year of Voting Dangerously: The Derangement of American Politics.”

Maureen Dowd is a best-selling author and a columnist for The New York Times. In 1999, Dowd won the Pulitzer Prize for her columns on the Monica Lewinsky scandal during the Clinton administration.

Kara Swisher

Kara Swisher is the Executive Editor of Recode, host of the Recode Decode podcast and Executive Producer of the Code Conference, which brings together technology influencers and CEOs. Swisher has been covering technology and digital issues since 1997 when she was a reporter in the Wall Street Journal’s San Francisco bureau.

 

Salman Khan

Salman Khan is the founder of Khan Academy, a non-profit providing online instruction to people all over the world. He began by tutoring his cousins remotely by video. The videos attracted a large YouTube following. Today, Khan Academy is an online learning platform which includes practice exercises, instructional videos, analytics and teacher tools with 15 million registered users.

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