Bill Bradley (2020)

Former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley talks about his career and Washington politics.

Senator Bill Bradley served in the U.S. Senate from 1979 – 1997 representing the state of New Jersey. In 2000, he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. Prior to serving in the Senate, he was an Olympic gold medalist in 1964 and a professional basketball player with the New York Knicks from 1967 – 1977, during which time they won two NBA championships. In 1982, he was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame. Senator Bradley holds a BA degree in American History from Princeton University and an MA degree from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has authored many books on American politics, culture and economy, including “We Can All Do Better.” Currently, Senator Bradley hosts “American Voices,” a weekly show on Sirius XM Satellite Radio that highlights the remarkable accomplishments of Americans both famous and unknown. He is also a Managing Director of Allen & Company LLC.

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.

 

Nancy Pelosi (2017)

U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi talks about her first meeting with President Trump, tax and health care reform and her optimism for the future.

From 2007 to 2011, Nancy Pelosi served as the first woman Speaker of the House, and she has led House Democrats for more than a decade. Pelosi led the Congress in passing health care reform, key investments in college aid, clean energy and innovation and initiatives to help small businesses and veterans. In 2019, Pelosi was re-elected to serve as Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Katharine Hayhoe

Scientist Katharine Hayhoe talks about the intersection of science and faith, climate change and what we as citizens can do to help.

Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist who studies climate change. In 2014, Time Magazine recognized her as one of the top 100 Most Influential People in the world. Dr. Hayhoe is currently a professor and directs the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University. She also hosted the PBS Digital Studios web series “Global Weirding.”

DeRay Mckesson

Activist DeRay Mckesson talks about the 2016 presidential election, the origin and mission of the Black Lives Matter movement and issues America faces today.

DeRay Mckesson is a civil rights activist and educator. He is a predominant member of the Black Lives Matter movement and was named one of Fortune Magazine’s Top 50 World’s Greatest Leaders in 2015. Mckesson is a co-founder of Campaign Zero, a platform to end police violence.

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