- New Orleans Mayor-elect Mitch LandrieuNew Orleans Mayor-elect Mitch Landrieu
New Orleans mayor-elect discusses the changes in his city since his father was mayor 32 years ago.
- Poet Sonia SanchezPoet Sonia Sanchez
Renowned poet, playwright and activist explains her inspiration, reflects on the loss of Dorothy Height and gives a special reading from her new poetry volume.
- Actor Patrick StewartActor Patrick Stewart
Emmy- and Grammy-nominated actor , of Star Trek and X-Men fame, explains what young people can learn from Shakespeare, his affinity for the stage and his feelings about knighthood.
- Journalist Steven SolomonJournalist Steven Solomon
On the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, economics journalist Water author explains use versus abuse of the precious resource and what water policy ought to look like.
- Actress Lisa KudrowActress Lisa Kudrow
Actress discusses what’s surprised her about her new series, Who Do You Think You Are?, and talks about her latest film project.
- Republican – IN Gov. Mitch DanielsRepublican – IN Gov. Mitch Daniels
Indiana governor weighs in on the impact of the recession and the stimulus and healthcare bills on his state and comments on the possibility of a presidential run.
- Film producer Jerry WeintraubFilm producer Jerry Weintraub
Entertainment industry mogul recounts how he came to understand and accept success and dealt with his cancer diagnosis; he also explains why he raises money for charity and talks about his new autobiography.
- Economist Mark ZandiEconomist Mark Zandi
Moody’s chief economist weighs in on the SEC’s move against Goldman Sachs and discusses sectors showing job growth.
- Actress Raquel WelchActress Raquel Welch
Actress explains the title of her book and offers advice for preventative aging.
- Singer-songwriter Raheem DeVaughnSinger-songwriter Raheem DeVaughn
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter comments on whether the industry is ready for message music and explains why he titled his new project “Love and War: MasterPeace.”
- Actress Andie MacDowellActress Andie MacDowell
Actress previews her characterizations in two Lifetime TV films based on books by best-selling author Patricia Cornwell.
- Comedian Chris RockComedian Chris Rock
Multi-talented comedian-actor reflects on his influences, navigating his career and dealing with adulation.
- TARP Oversight Elizabeth WarrenTARP Oversight Elizabeth Warren
Bank-bailout Congressional Oversight Panel chair weighs in on the foreclosure crisis and the potential of a consumer financial protection agency.
- Author Diane RavitchAuthor Diane Ravitch
Former Education Department official talks about the role of testing in the U.S. education system.
- Authors Rodney and Holly Robinson PeeteAuthors Rodney and Holly Robinson Peete
Mr. and Mrs. Peete discuss the impact of their son’s autism diagnosis—the difficulty and the silver lining—and the books they’ve each written that they hope will help others.