- Humorist Harry ShearerHumorist Harry Shearer
Longtime “mockumentarian,” who lives part-time in New Orleans, shares his thoughts on the “true story” of why the Crescent City flooded following Hurricane Katrina—a subject he explores in his new project, The Big Uneasy.
- Actor Michael SheenActor Michael Sheen
Award-winning actor talks about his latest film projects, including the ensemble film Midnight in Paris and the drama Beautiful Boy.
- Author David ShenkAuthor David Shenk
The Genius in All of Us author explains the role of genetics in everyday abilities and how our environment shapes our genius.
- Inter-American Dialogue president Michael ShifterInter-American Dialogue president Michael Shifter
An expert on South America, Shifter reflects on the legacy of Venezuelan President Hugo Chàvez and speculates on what may be next for the oil-rich country.
- Filmmaker Tiffany ShlainFilmmaker Tiffany Shlain
The documentary filmmaker, whose new film is Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology, describes the good, the bad and the hope of digital connectivity.
- Jazz saxophonist Wayne ShorterJazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter
The gifted, multiple Grammy winner explains why he’s celebrating his milestone birthday with new music.
- Saxophonist Wayne ShorterSaxophonist Wayne Shorter
The Grammy winner this year for best improvised jazz solo (“Orbits” from his live album “Without a Net”), Shorter demonstrates his ageless artistry in breaking musical barriers.
- Jazz musician Trombone ShortyJazz musician Trombone Shorty
Jazz musician discusses the influence of playing with rocker Lenny Kravitz, how he got his nickname and his major label debut.
- Filmmaker M. Night ShyamalanFilmmaker M. Night Shyamalan
The famed movie maker explains his detour from entertainment to tackle the difficult challenge of education reform in the U.S.
- Actress Gabourey SidibeActress Gabourey Sidibe
Oscar nominee discusses her role in Showtime’s The Big C and the career she thought she’d have before becoming an actress.
- TV producer David SimonTV producer David Simon
Emmy-winning TV writer-producer explains the title and discusses the post-Katrina New Orleans setting of his new HBO series, Treme.
- Deficit commission co-chair Alan SimpsonDeficit commission co-chair Alan Simpson
Former Republican U.S. senator from Wyoming Alan Simpson, co-chair of President Obama’s deficit commission, discusses the debate in DC on Medicare and Social Security and where he thinks AARP fits into the dialogue.
- Bioethics professor Peter SingerBioethics professor Peter Singer
Princeton bioethics professor and author of The Life You Can Save explains why allowing harm is doing harm.
- Actor Gary SiniseActor Gary Sinise
The Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning CSI: NY star—also of Forrest Gump fame—explains his new documentary, Lt. Dan Band: For the Common Good, and his efforts to bring attention to America’s disabled veterans.
- President of Liberia Ellen Johnson SirleafPresident of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
In an exclusive interview during her trip to the U.S., the first woman ever elected head of state in Africa describes her abduction by soldiers during the coup and how she won the election. She also explains the name of her memoir and talks about the future of her country.