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.
Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta discusses his book “Shut Up and Listen!.”
Houston native Tilman Fertitta is an accomplished businessman and self-made billionaire who is often referred to as “the world’s richest restaurateur.” He is the sole owner of Fertitta Entertainment which owns the restaurant giant Landry’s, five Golden Nugget Casinos and Hotels and the NBA’s Houston Rockets. Fertitta is one of the largest employers in the nation with more than 60,000 employees. He also is the star of a reality TV show on CNBC, “Billion Dollar Buyer.” In his no-holds-barred book “Shut Up and Listen!,” Fertitta shares advice and strategies to build a successful business.
Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens talks about his legendary career, why he’s not in the Hall of Fame and changes in baseball.
Major League pitching legend Roger Clemens got his start at Houston’s Spring Woods High School. He then attended San Jacinto Jr. College and went on to have a successful career as a University of Texas Longhorn. Clemens was the winning pitcher in the final game of the 1983 College World Series. Roger was drafted by the Boston Red Sox and one year later named Rookie of the Year. Clemens is a seven-time Cy Young Award winner and a twelve-time MLB All-Star. He earned 354 wins, 4,672 strike-outs and two World Championship rings during his MLB career with the Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees and Houston Astros. Roger and his wife established the Roger Clemens Foundation in 1992.
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.
Andy Roddick was the number one men’s tennis player in the world — the last American male to hold that title and the last to win a Grand Slam singles event. Today he’s a TV sports commentator and a philanthropist.
Bill Bradley has been a three-term U.S. Senator, a candidate for the 2000 Democratic nomination for President of the United States, an NBA Hall of Famer, a Rhodes Scholar, the author of numerous books, the host of a radio show and a partner in a New York investment bank.