- Former U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza RiceFormer U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice
Former secretary of state and author of Extraordinary, Ordinary People shares the story of her childhood in Birmingham, AL and explains why she feels the U.S. Foreign Service shouldn’t be so white.
- Biographer Ron ChernowBiographer Ron Chernow
Prize-winning biographer, author of Washington: A Life, explains why he dares to say that, today, we know more about George Washington than Martha did.
- Author Liz MurrayAuthor Liz Murray
Breaking Night author shares the dramatic transition that led her to apply to one of the nation’s top colleges.
- New York Times’ Adam NagourneyNew York Times’ Adam Nagourney
NYT L.A. bureau chief assesses key West Coast races in the upcoming midterms.
- Singer-songwriter Serj TankianSinger-songwriter Serj Tankian
Activist singer-songwriter discusses why he feels he must be both direct and indirect in his political statements.
- Best-selling author Stephen DubnerBest-selling author Stephen Dubner
Freakonomics co-author explains the concept that correlation does not equal causation.
- Actor-activist Edward NortonActor-activist Edward Norton
Oscar-nominated actor discusses spiritual authenticity and the notion of judging and being judged as it plays out in his new film.
- Actress-author Jamie Lee CurtisActress-author Jamie Lee Curtis
Actress-author describes the childhood ‘trauma’ that she believes has led her to write books for 4-year-olds and explains why she will get out of show business before she’s asked to leave.
- Journalist Isabel WilkersonJournalist Isabel Wilkerson
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist discusses the legacy of the Great Migration of African Americans and explains why it is so deeply embedded in American culture.
- Musician Jonathan ButlerMusician Jonathan Butler
South African musician talks about his faith in God, his beloved home of Cape Town and even plays a few tracks for Tavis.
- Washington Post Eugene RobinsonWashington Post Eugene Robinson
Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post associate editor and author of the new book Disintegration de-bunks the myth of a monolithic Black America.
- ABC News Amy WalterABC News Amy Walter
ABC News political director offers her predictions on the upcoming midterm elections and shares what the outcome might say about the 2012 presidential election.
- Actor Sam RockwellActor Sam Rockwell
Versatile actor explains why he finds it daunting to play a real person as opposed to a fictional character.
- Author Michael HirshAuthor Michael Hirsh
National Journal chief correspondent and Capital Offense author examines the need to take people to task for the state of the economy.
- Susan G. Komen CEO Nancy BrinkerSusan G. Komen CEO Nancy Brinker
Susan G. Komen for the Cure founder-CEO shares her thoughts on the controversy over mammograms and how often women should be screened.