Presidential historian and author Douglas Brinkley discusses his book “American Moonshot,” a chronicle of the turbulent 1960s and JFK’s audacious plan to put a man on the moon.
Douglas Brinkley is a highly regarded and best-selling author, CNN Presidential Historian, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in Humanities and Professor of History at Rice University and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair.
Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer talks about his tenure in the Trump administration and his book, “The Briefing: Politics, the Press, and the President.”
Sean Spicer is the former White House Press Secretary in the Trump administration. He is the founder and President of RigWil LLC, a strategic consulting firm that provides insights to C-suite corporate and association executives. His book, “The Briefing: Politics, the Press, and the President,” was released in July of 2018. A husband and father of two, Spicer resides in Virginia.
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.
Ambassador Ron Kirk served as the 16th U.S. Trade Representative and served in President Obama’s Cabinet. He negotiated trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea and Russia’s entry into the World Trade Organization. Kirk was the first African-American Mayor of Dallas from 1995-2001 and was appointed Texas Secretary of State by Governor Ann Richards.
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.
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson holds the Frederick P. Rose Directorship of the Hayden Planetarium. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Harvard University and his Ph.D. from Columbia University in Astrophysics. He hosted NOVA ScienceNow on PBS for 5 seasons. Tyson was twice appointed by President George W. Bush to serve on space commissions.
Mark Leibovich is the chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine and a National Magazine Award winner. His book “This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America’s Gilded Capital” was released in 2013.
Joyce Banda was Malawi’s first female president. She served as Minister of Foreign of Affairs and Vice President. Banda is an advocate for women’s and children’s rights. Forbes magazine named her one of Africa’s most powerful women.
Tony Kushner is a Pulitzer Prize-winning and Tony and Emmy award-winning playwright and screenwriter whose credits include “Lincoln,” “Munich” and “Angels in America.”
Chris Hayes hosts MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes.” He is the author of “Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy.”