Tim O’Brien

Tim O’Brien, author of “The Things They Carried,” talks about his book, “Dad’s Maybe Book.”

Tim O’Brien’s acclaimed novels include “The Things They Carried” (an NEA Big Read, which the New York Times said belongs on “the short list of essential fiction about Vietnam”), “If I Die in a Combat Zone,” “In the Lake of the Woods” and “Going After Cacciato” (which won the 1979 National Book Award in fiction), among others. In 2013 he was awarded the Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing. O’Brien was interviewed for Ken Burns’ 2017 documentary series, “The Vietnam War.” Most recently he was a co-writer on the Vietnam episodes of the NBC series “This Is Us.” His 2019 book is “Dad’s Maybe Book,” where he shares wisdom from a life in letters, lessons learned in wartime and the challenges, humor and rewards of raising two sons.

Khizr Khan

Khizr Khan talks about his son’s death, speaking at the Democratic National Convention and what he thinks it means to be a patriot.

Khizr Khan is a Gold Star father, author and a Constitutional Rights Advocate. He attended Punjab University Law School in Pakistan before moving to the US where he attended Harvard Law. In 2016, he and his wife Ghazala spoke at the Democratic National Convention. Khan’s book is titled, “An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice.”

Richard Linklater (2017)

Richard Linklater talks about his film, “Last Flag Flying,” working with an all-star cast and making a movie about war.

Richard Linklater is best known for his films “Dazed and Confused,” “Boyhood,” “Slacker” and “Everybody Wants Some.” Linklater is the Artistic Director and founder of the Austin Film Society. He has won a Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards and BAFTAs for Best Director and Best Picture.

Pete Buttigieg

Pete Buttigieg talks about what called him to serve as Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, his previous military service and how to bring about change in local government.

Pete Buttigieg is the Mayor of South Bend, Indiana. He was elected in 2011 at the age of 29, making him the youngest mayor of a city with over 100,000 residents in the U.S. The Washington Post called him “the most interesting mayor you’ve never heard of,” and he was named national Mayor of the Year by GovFresh.com. Buttigieg also served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserve from 2011 to 2017.

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