- Sociologist Michael KimmelSociologist Michael Kimmel
The Stony Brook University gender studies professor discusses the research for his latest text, Angry White Men.
- Actress Mary McDonnellActress Mary McDonnell
The two-time Oscar nominee talks about her role as Capt. Raydor, first seen in The Closer and now in the spin-off series, Major Crimes.
- Political theorist Benjamin BarberPolitical theorist Benjamin Barber
The City University of New York senior research scholar unpacks his latest text, If Mayors Ruled the World.
- Violinist Joshua BellViolinist Joshua Bell
The celebrated musician talks about his CD, “Musical Gifts,” and closes the show with a special performance.
- Singer-songwriter Kenny LogginsSinger-songwriter Kenny Loggins
The hit-making singer-songwriter discusses his latest ventures, including the “Frosty the Snowman” CD and picture book and the Blue Sky Riders band.
- Actor Stacy KeachActor Stacy Keach
The seasoned thespian and co-star of the film, Nebraska, offers a glimpse into his Hollywood moments and friendships.
- Famed architect Frank GehryFamed architect Frank Gehry
The world-famous and visionary architect talks about his love of the interplay of the arts.
- NBA great Julius “Dr. J” ErvingNBA great Julius “Dr. J” Erving
The Hall of Famer and one of basketball’s living legends shares stories from his first-ever book, his autobiography Dr. J.
- Actress-director Anjelica HustonActress-director Anjelica Huston
Part of a third generation of Hollywood talent, Huston explains why she decided to write about her unusual upbringing.
- Actress Angela LansburyActress Angela Lansbury
The London-born actress-singer reflects on recently receiving an honorary Academy Award for her body of work.
- Biographer A. Scott BergBiographer A. Scott Berg
The award-winning author discusses his choice of President Woodrow Wilson as a biography subject.
- Actor-director-host LeVar BurtonActor-director-host LeVar Burton
The winner of numerous Emmy Awards, Burton explains the relaunch of Reading Rainbow as a mobile app.
- Writer Amy TanWriter Amy Tan
The award-winning writer unpacks her sixth novel, The Valley of Amazement, a sweeping tale of two women’s search for identity.
- Film composer Hans ZimmerFilm composer Hans Zimmer
The preeminent talent in composing film music reflects on why he accepted the task of scoring the feature drama, 12 Years a Slave.
- Singer-songwriter-author Lani Hall AlpertSinger-songwriter-author Lani Hall Alpert
The Grammy Award-winning vocalist offers the backstory to her book, Emotional Memoirs and Short Stories.