Past Speakers

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2007 - 2008

  • Vicente Fox, President of Mexico (2000-2006)
  • Carly Fiorina
  • Michael Douglas
  • Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
  • David Brooks

2006-2007

  • Burt Rutan
  • Malcolm Gladwell & Alvin Toffler
  • B.B. King
  • Jim Lehrer
  • Dr. Jared Diamond

2005-2006

  • Robert Redford
  • Sherry Lansing
  • Former Secretary of State General Colin L. Powell (Ret.)
  • Tom Wolfe
  • Rick Wagoner

2004-2005

  • General Tommy Franks
  • Michael Beschloss & Walter Isaacson
  • Tim Russert
  • Fareed Zakaria
  • Frank O. Gehry

2003-2004

  • Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • Prof. Robert J. Shiller & Prof. Jeremy J. Siegel with Geoff Colvin
  • Candice Bergen
  • The Hon. Mary Robinson
  • Thomas L. Friedman

2002-2003

  • Ken Burns
  • Rudolph W. Giuliani
  • Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto & Queen Noor with Gwen Ifill
  • Louis Freeh
  • Sen. Fred Thompson

2001-2002 

  • Hal Holbrook
  • Rabbi Marc Gellman & Monsignor Thomas Hartman
  • Dick Clark
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin & David McCullough
  • The Hon. Madeleine Albright & The Hon. James A. Baker III with Gwen Ifill

2000-2001

  • Senator John Glenn
  • Tom Brokaw
  • Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with Daniel Schorr
  • Frank McCourt
  • Dr. William Kelso

1999-2000

  • Julie Andrews
  • Todd Brewster & Peter Jennings
  • Ray Brady, Michael Connors & John Krubski
  • Archbishop Desmond Tutu
  • James Carville & Newt Gingrich with Tim Russert

1998-1999

  • Rt. Hon. John Major
  • Robert S. Bennett & Dr. William Bennett with Tim Russert
  • Harry S. Dent, Jr. & Lou Dobbs
  • Lily Tomlin
  • Dr. Robert Ballard & Jean Michel-Cousteau

1997-1998

  • Bill Moyers
  • Wynton Marsalis
  • Prime Minister Shimon Peres & Dan Raviv
  • Mary Tyler Moore
  • Peter Lynch

1996-1997

  • Dick Cavett & Carl Reiner
  • Ray Brady with Paul A. Volcker
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin & David McCullough
  • Sir David Frost interviews Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Marcia Clark, Philip K. Howard, Prof. Arthur Miller, Dr. Rodney Smolla & The Hon. Kym Worthy

1995-1996

  • Ambassador Carla Hills & Prime Minister Brian Mulroney
  • Neil Armstrong, Captain Eugene Cernan, David Hartman & Dick Rutan
  • Calvin Trillin
  • Charles Kuralt
  • Ed Bradley, David Gergen, Pierre Salinger, Sheila Tate & Bob Woodward

1994-1995

  • General Colin Powell
  • Walter Cronkite with Judy Woodruff
  • Dave Barry
  • Tom Clancy
  • Jack Kemp & Senator George Mitchell

1993-1994

  • Lamar Alexander, Marvin Cetron, Senator Warren Rudman & Chris Wallace
  • Louis Rukeyser with Frank Cappiello and Michael Holland
  • President George Bush
  • Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • Bob Newhart

1992-1993

  • Terry Anderson
  • Hiroki Kato and T. Boone Pickens
  • Dr. Joyce Brothers
  • Bill Cosby
  • Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev with Cokie Roberts

1991-1992

  • Barbara Walters
  • Rt. Hon. Margaret Thatcher
  • Larry King with General Norman Schwarzkopf
  • Patricia Cornwell, Dr. Victor McKusick & Dr. Marc Micozzi
  • Mark Russell

1990-1991

  • Chancellor Helmut Schmidt
  • Admiral William Crowe, General Alexander Haig, Robert McFarlane & Edwin Newman
  • H. Ross Perot
  • Art Buchwald & Andy Rooney
  • James Burke, Dr. Frank Drake & James Lovell

1990

  • Paul Duke, Howard Fineman & Charles McDowell
  • Frank Carlucci, Bettina Gregory, George McGovern, William Proxmire & William Rusher
  • Mike Wallace
  • Alistair Cooke

1989

  • Sam Donaldson
  • John Chancellor & Henry Kissinger
  • William Buckley & Charles Rangel
  • Dr. Carl Sagan

1988

  • Oprah Winfrey
  • George Will
  • Marvin Kalb, Jeane Kirkpatrick & Vladimir Pozner
  • Art Buchwald

1987

  • Ted Koppel
  • Hodding Carter, Paul Duke & Larry Speakes
  • Diane Sawyer with General Brent Scowcroft
  • Charles Kuralt
 

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