- Australian actress Toni ColletteAustralian actress Toni Collette
The Oscar-nominated actress discusses her highly anticipated fall TV series, Hostages, and her film, The Way, Way Back.
- Richard Haass, CFR presidentRichard Haass, CFR president
The longtime diplomat and president of the nonpartisan Council on Foreign Relations think tank assesses the situation in Syria.
- Jazz musician Charlie HadenJazz musician Charlie Haden
The legendary jazz bassist reflects on his 50-year music career that’s still going strong and the jazz studies program that he founded.
- Sociologist Nancy DiTomasoSociologist Nancy DiTomaso
A vice dean at Rutgers Business School, DiTomaso shares her conclusions of 12 years of research into the causes of minority unemployment.
- Jazz saxophonist Wayne ShorterJazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter
The gifted, multiple Grammy winner explains why he’s celebrating his milestone birthday with new music.
- Trumpeter-composer Chris BottiTrumpeter-composer Chris Botti
The accomplished musician talks about winning a Grammy this year for his CD, “Impressions,” and his versatility in both jazz and pop.
- Educator Rafe EsquithEducator Rafe Esquith
An innovative, award-winning classroom teacher, Esquith gives the backstory to his book of no-nonsense advice, Real Talk for Real Teachers.
- The March on Washington: 50th Anniversary – Martin Luther King III & Rev. Bernice A. KingThe March on Washington: 50th Anniversary – Martin Luther King III & Rev. Bernice A. King
Two of Dr. King’s three surviving children talk about the legacy of their activist father.
- The March on Washington: 50th Anniversary – Historian Clayborne CarsonThe March on Washington: 50th Anniversary – Historian Clayborne Carson
Carson reflects on the 1963 march—his first demonstration—and one of its complex and multifaceted leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
- The March on Washington: 50th Anniversary – Marian Wright Edelman & Dr. Mary Frances BerryThe March on Washington: 50th Anniversary – Marian Wright Edelman & Dr. Mary Frances Berry
Two longtime activists—the Children’s Defense Fund founder and the former Civil Rights Commission chair—discuss the work being done to make the goals of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom a reality.
- The March on Washington: 50th Anniversary – EPI’s Algernon AustinThe March on Washington: 50th Anniversary – EPI’s Algernon Austin
Austin summarizes the EPI’s “The Unfinished March” report, which addresses changes that have—or have not—occurred in the 50 years since the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
- The March on Washington: 50th Anniversary – Rep. John LewisThe March on Washington: 50th Anniversary – Rep. John Lewis
The only surviving speaker from the 1963 March on Washington, Lewis reflects on his involvement—as a then-23-year-old student leader—in what would become a turning point for the civil rights movement.
- The March on Washington: 50th Anniversary – Historian Taylor BranchThe March on Washington: 50th Anniversary – Historian Taylor Branch
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the three-part history of the civil rights movement and its most charismatic leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., sets the frame for the 1963 march.
- Musician Robert RandolphMusician Robert Randolph
The musician Rolling Stone lists as one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” reflects on the making of his latest CD, “Lickety Split.”
- Actor Johnny GaleckiActor Johnny Galecki
The Emmy-nominated actor reflects on his role in the hit TV show that revitalized sitcoms, The Big Bang Theory.