Lawrence O’Donnell

Journalist and author Lawrence O’Donnell discusses the modern news landscape, his various writing endeavors and his show “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.”

Lawrence O’Donnell hosts “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” on MSNBC. His background in politics, entertainment and news leads to lively discussions as he addresses the biggest issues and most compelling stories of the day. Among other political positions, O’Donnell served as Senior Advisor to Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan from 1989 through 1992. He is an Emmy Award-winning executive producer and writer for the NBC series “The West Wing,” and creator and executive producer of the NBC series, Mister Sterling. Born in Boston, O’Donnell is a graduate of Harvard College.

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.

Bob Schieffer

Bob Schieffer talks about his book, President Trump and the changing news landscape.

Bob Schieffer is a CBS News political contributor and the former host of CBS’s Face the Nation. Schieffer has won eight Emmys, an Edward R. Murrow Award, a Paul White Award and in 2008 he was named a living legend by the Library of Congress. His book, “Overload: Finding Truth in the Deluge of News,” was released in October of 2017.

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.

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.

Kelly McEvers

Kelly McEvers talks journalism, the role of the media in the 2016 election and the joys of her job.

Kelly McEvers is the host of NPR’s “Embedded” and co-host of “All Things Considered.” McEvers won many awards for her work during the Syrian conflict including a Peabody Award, Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award and Gracie Award. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Slate and The Washington Monthly.

Doris Kearns Goodwin

One of the best-known and most respected presidential historians, Doris Kearns Goodwin won the Pulitzer Prize in 1995 for her book “No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II.” Her 2006 best-seller, “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” was adapted into the Oscar-nominated 2012 film “Lincoln” by Pulitzer-winning playwright Tony Kushner.

Jonathan Alter (2013)

Jonathan Alter is an author and commentator, who was at Newsweek for close to three decades. He has written several New York Times best-sellers about American presidents. Alter published his book, “The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies,” in 2013.

Jill Abramson

Jill Abramson was the top editor of The New York Times — the first woman ever to serve in that capacity in the paper’s 160-year history — from 2011 to 2014.

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