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2020

  • General John F. Kelly
  • Rick Steves
  • Ambassador Wendy Sherman
  • Sam Quinones
  • Lisa Genova
  • Annie Liebovitz

2019

  • Shaquille O’Neal
  • James Comey
  • Jimmy Wales
  • Caroline Kennedy
  • Ian Bremmer
  • Reuben Margolin

2018

  • John Brennan
  • Jon Meacham
  • Michael Lewis
  • Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • Ali Wentworth

2017

  • Dick Cheney
  • Geena Davis
  • Jared Cohen
  • James Balog
  • Felipe Calderón
  • Liz Murray

2016

  • Michael Eisner
  • 
Jim Messina
  • 
Karl Rove

  • Sir Ken Robinson

  • Robin Roberts

  • General David Petraeus
  • 
Amy Tan

2015

  • Dr. Charles Krauthammer

  • Jon Huntsman, Jr.

  • Dan Buettner

  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali

  • Katty Kay

  • Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • 
Dr. Ben Bernanke

  • Justice Antonin Scalia

2014

  • President George W. Bush Platon
  • Raymond Kelly
  • Wes Moore
  • Leon Panetta
  • Jenna Bush
  • Hager Michael Bloomberg

2013

  • Walter Isaacson
  • Dr. Robert Gates
  • Dr. Benjamin Carson
  • Captain Mark Kelly
  • Tom Brokaw
  • Jacqueline Novogratz

2012

  • Laura Bush
  • Roland Fryer
  • Gen. Stanley McChrystal
  • Steven Levitt
  • Bill O’Reilly
  • Tina Brown

2011

  • Greg Mortenson
  • George Will
  • Prime Minister Tony Blair
  • Elie Wiesel
  • Malcolm Gladwell
  • Adam Gopnik
  • Cherie Blair

2010

  • Fareed Zakaria
  • Sen. Bill Bradley
  • Peggy Noonan
  • Dr. Condoleezza Rice
  • President Pervez Musharraf
  • Philippe de Montebello
  • President Bill Clinton

2009

  • Sec. Madeleine Albright
  • Rep. Newt Gingrich
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Dr. Robert Ballard
  • President Mikhail Gorbachev

2008

  • Dr. Sanjay Gupta
  • Spike Lee
  • Charlie Rose
  • Paul Krugman
  • Gov. Mario Cuomo
  • Sen. Bob Dole

2007

  • Sam Donaldson
  • Rudy Giuliani
  • Prime Minister Ehud Barak
  • Daniel Pink
  • Jane Goodall
  • Quincy Jones

2006

  • Bill Moyers
  • Maya Angelou
  • Sec. Robert Reich
  • Amy Chua
  • Sec. Colin Powell

2005

  • Tim Russert

  • Homer Hickam

  • HRH Prince Edward

  • Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto

  • David Halberstam

2004

  • Jeff Greenfield

  • David Gergen

  • Mary Matalin
  • 
James Carville
  • 
Thomas Friedman

  • Frank McCourt

2003

  • Richard Holbrooke
  • Carl Bernstein
  • Christopher Buckley
  • Richard Reeves
  • Gail Sheehy

2002

  • Cokie & Steve Roberts
  • David Kennedy
  • Lawrence Kudlow
  • Liz Smith
  • Gregory Stock

2001

  • Michael Beschloss
  • Linda Ellerbee
  • Arthur Golden
  • Dr. Story Musgrave

2000

  • Ken Burns
  • Scott Ritter
  • Sally Quinn
  • Thomas Hoving

1999

  • Rita Moreno
  • Ralph Nader
  • Ian Wilmut
  • David McCullough

1998

  • Stuart Varney
  • Doris Kearns
  • Goodwin Gregory Hines
  • Richard Preston

1997

  • Yuli Vorontsov
  • Bob Woodward
  • Aileen Bridgewater
  • P. J. O’Rourke

1996

  • Cathy Rigby
  • Frank Cappiello
  • Capt. James Lovell
  • Jehan Al Sadat
  • The Capitol Steps

1995

  • William Bennett
  • Georgie Anne Geyer
  • Hope Mihalap
  • Jean-Michel Cousteau

1994

  • Terry Anderson
  • Chai Ling
  • Dennis Weaver
  • Irving Levine

1993

  • James & Sarah Brady
  • Robert Kennedy, Jr.
  • Judith Viorst
  • Boris Notkin

1992

  • William Buckley
  • Jane Bryant Quinn
  • Calvin Trilling
  • Susan Eisenhower
  • Roald Sagdeev

1991

  • Daniel Schorr
  • Madame Nien Cheng
  • John Powers
  • Ellen Goodman

1990

  • Alex Trebek
  • Arnaud De Borchgrave
  • Helen Thomas
  • Senator William Proxmire
  • Lewis Grizzard

1989

  • Edwin Newman
  • Roberta Peters
  • Georgie Anne Geyer
  • David & Julie Eisenhower

1988

  • Mark Russell
  • Art Linkletter
  • John Stossel
  • Jayne Meadows

1987

  • Douglas Edwards
  • Virginia Graham
  • Stansfield Turner
  • William Safire

1986

  • Nancy Dickerson
  • Patrice Munsel
  • George Plimpton
  • Drew Middleton

1985

  • A.M. Rosenthal
  • Richard Valeriani
  • Arlene Francis
  • Malcolm Forbes, Jr.

1984

  • Jack Anderson
  • Marvin Cetron
  • John Houseman
  • Joan Fontaine

1983

  • Heloise
  • Paul Duke
  • Allison Leland
  • Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

1982

  • James Kilpatrick
  • Kitty Carlisle
  • Tom Wolfe
  • Earl Nightingale

1981

  • Stanley Marcus
  • Peter Duchin Countess of Romanones