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January 2005

Eliot Spitzer
Jan. 31, 2005 -- New York State Attorney General

Edward Kennedy
Jan. 12, 2005 -- Massachusetts Senator

Elaine Chao
Jan. 10, 2005 -- Secretary of Labor

David Eisner
Jan. 5, 2005 -- CEO, the Corporation for National and Community Service

November 2004

Bruce Cole
Nov. 16, 2004 -- Chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities

Dan Glickman
Nov. 11, 2004 -- Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America

Placido Domingo
Nov. 10, 2004 -- General Director, The Washington National Opera

October 2004

George Soros
Oct. 28, 2004 -- Political Financier and Soros Fund Management LLC Chairman

Robert Matsui and Tom Reynolds
Oct. 22, 2004 -- Congressmen

George Allen and Jon Corzine
Oct. 18, 2004 -- Republican Senator from Virginia, and Democratic Senator from New Jersey

Ernest Borgnine
Oct. 15, 2004 -- Oscar-winning Actor

Gaddi Vasquez
Oct. 14, 2004 -- Peace Corps Director

September 2004

Bobby Knight
Sept. 27, 2004 -- Texas Tech University Basketball Coach

Rod Paige
Sept. 24, 2004 -- Secretary of Education

Hector Barreto
Sept. 21, 2004 -- Administrator, Small Business Administration

John Snow
Sept. 20, 2004 -- Treasury Secretary

Donald Rumsfeld
Sept. 10, 2004 -- Defense Secretary

August 2004

Gen. Michael Hagee
Aug. 23, 2004 -- Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps

Lester Crawford
Aug. 2, 2004 -- Acting Commissioner of the FDA

July 2004

Mitt Romney
July 14, 2004 -- Governor of Massachusetts

June 2004

Dr. James C. Dobson
June 25, 2004 -- Focus on the Family Founder

Alphonso Jackson
June 17, 2004 -- HUD Secretary

Paul Schott Stevens
June 15, 2004 -- President of the Investment Company Institute

David Gergen
June 7, 2004 -- Commentator and Former Presidential Adviser

John Howard
June 4, 2004 -- Prime Minister of Australia

Ralph Nader
June 3, 2004 -- Independent Candidate for President

May 2004

Ossie Davis
May 28, 2004 -- Actor and World War II Veteran

Gordon England
May 26, 2004 -- Secretary of the Navy

Erika Dunlap
May 21, 2004 -- Miss America 2004

Catherine Reynolds
May 19, 2004 -- Philanthropist

Jonathan Majiyagbe
May 10, 2004 -- President of Rotary International

April 2004

Jim Davis
April 30, 2004 -- Creator of Garfield

Elaine R. Jones
April 28, 2004 -- President of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Rep. Elijah Cummings
April 27, 2004 -- Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus

Dr. E.O. Wilson
April 19, 2004 -- Pulitzer Prize-winning Harvard Biologist

Rep. Charles Rangel
April 15, 2004 -- (D-NY)

Michael O. Leavitt
April 14, 2004 -- Administrator of the EPA

Ann Veneman
April 6, 2004 -- U.S. Agriculture Secretary

March 2004

Admiral Thomas H. Collins
March 23, 2004 -- Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard

Terrence D. Jones
March 23, 2004 -- President and CEO, Wolf Trap Foundation

Mark Everson
March 15, 2004 -- IRS Commissioner

Anthony D. Romero
March 9, 2004 -- Executive Director of the ACLU

Rep. Michael Oxley and Sen. Paul Sarbanes
March 1, 2004 -- Authors of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

February 2004

Supachai Panitchpakdi
Feb. 26, 2004 -- Director General of the World Trade Organization

Hilary Swank
Feb. 11, 2004 -- Academy-Award Winning Actress

January 2004

Marsha Evans
Jan. 28, 2004 -- President and CEO of the Red Cross

Frank Keating
Jan. 20, 2004 -- Former Governor of Oklahoma

Michael Powell
Jan. 14, 2004 -- Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission

Kate Michelman
Jan. 12, 2004 -- President of NARAL Pro Choice America

December 2003

Lance Armstrong and Hamilton Jordan
Dec. 17, 2003 -- Tour de France winner/Former Chief of Staff for Jimmy Carter

November 2003

John DeStefano, Jr.
Nov. 24, 2003 -- Mayor of New Haven, Conn.

Robert Kennedy, Jr.
Nov. 21, 2003 -- Senior Council for the Natural Resources Defense Council

Tommy Thompson
Nov. 20, 2003 -- Health and Human Services Secretary

Dr. Julie L. Gerberding
Nov. 14, 2003 -- Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Spencer Abraham
Nov. 10, 2003 -- U.S. Energy Secretary

October 2003

James Wolfensohn
Oct. 29, 2003 -- World Bank President

Tony Stewart/George Pyne
Oct. 21, 2003 -- Winston Cup Champion/CEO, NASCAR

John Seffrin
Oct. 16, 2003 -- CEO, American Cancer Society

Tony Ridder
Oct. 8, 2003 -- Knight Ridder CEO

Sen. Orrin Hatch
Oct. 3, 2003 -- Republican -- Utah

September 2003

David Gunn
Sept. 30, 2003 -- President and CEO, Amtrak

Rod Paige
Sept. 24, 2003 -- U.S. Secretary of Education

Wynton Marsalis
Sept. 22, 2003 -- Pulitzer-Prize Winning Jazz Musician

Donald Rumsfeld
Sept. 10, 2003 -- U.S. Secretary of Defense

August 2003

Mark B. McClellan
August 8, 2003 -- M.D., Ph.D., Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration


July 2003

William Donaldson
July 30, 2003 -- Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission

L. Paul Bremer
July 23, 2003 -- Director, Coalition Provisional Authority

Donald Palmisano
July 9, 2003 -- President-Elect, American Medical Association

June 2003

Dana Gioia
June 30, 2003 -- Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts

Patrick Leahy
June 25, 2003 -- Senator, Vermont

Robert Mueller
June 20, 2003 -- Director, F.B.I.

Chuck Hagel
June 19, 2003 -- U.S. Senator (R-Neb.)

Raymond Gilmartin
June 17, 2003 -- Chairman, President, CEO, Merck & Co.

Ronald Sugar
June 3, 2003 -- President, Northrop Grumman

May 2003

Ossie Davis
May 23, 2003 -- Actor, Director, Producer

Ramsey Clark
May 12, 2003 -- Former U.S. Attorney General

Erika Harold
May 2, 2003 -- Miss America 2003

April 2003

Thomas Menino
April 30, 2003 -- Mayor, City of Boston

Tom Ridge
April 29, 2003 -- Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Gaylord Nelson
April 22, 2003 -- Earth Day Founder

Sean O'Keefe
April 17, 2003 -- NASA Administrator

Gale Norton
April 16, 2003 -- U.S. Interior Secretary

Tim Robbins
April 15, 2003 -- Actor, Director

Lee C. Bollinger
April 2, 2003 -- President, Columbia University

March 2003

Glenn Close
March 12, 2003 -- Actress

Elias Zerhouni
March 6, 2003 -- Director, National Institutes of Health

Myles Brand
March 4, 2003 -- President, NCAA

February 2003

Kim Clark
February 26, 2003 -- Dean, Harvard Business School

January 2003

Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Tom Daschle
January 27, 2003 -- House and Senate Minority Leaders

Edward Kennedy
January 21, 2003 -- U.S. Senator (D-Mass.)

Lynn Swann
January 15, 2003 -- NFL Hall of Famer and Chairman of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

Paul Volcker
January 13, 2003 -- Chairman of the National Commission on Public Service

General James L. Jones
January 8, 2003 -- Commandant of the United States Marine Corps

Mario Cuomo
January 7, 2003 -- former Governor of New York

December 2002

George Stevens, Jr.
December 13, 2002 -- Founder and producer of the Kennedy Center Honors

Reza Pahlavi
December 12, 2002 -- Son of the late Shah of Iran

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
December 10, 2002 -- President-Elect of Brazil

Dick Armey
December 6, 2002 -- House Majority Leader

November, 2002

William D. Novelli
November 19, 2002 -- Executive Director and CEO, AARP

Danny Glover
November 12, 2002 -- Actor and Social Activist

John McDermott
November 6, 2002 -- Tenor

October 2002

Bob Newhart
October 30, 2002 -- Comedian

Archie Dunham
October 28, 2002 -- Vice Chairman of the National Association of Manufacturers and Chairman of ConocoPhillips

Earl A. Powell III
October 25, 2002 -- Director, National Gallery of Art

David Pottruck
October 18, 2002 -- President & Co-CEO, The Charles Schwab Corporation

Rep. Tom Davis
October 17, 2002 -- Chair, National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee

Rep. Nita M. Lowey
October 17, 2002 -- Chair, Democratic National Campaign Committee

Tom Donohue
October 8, 2002 -- U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Sen. Patty Murray
October 2, 2002 -- Chair, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

Sen. Bill Frist
October 2, 2002 -- Chair, National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee

Robert Zoellick
October 1, 2002 -- U.S. Trade Representative

September 2002

Ken Burns
September 18, 2002 -- Documentarian

Richard Myers
September 13, 2002 -- Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Conrad Burns
September 12, 2002 -- United States Senator (R-MT)

Rod Paige
September 9, 2002 -- Secretary of Education

Frank Deford
September 5, 2002 -- Sportswriter and Broadcaster

August 2002

Leslie Lenkowsky
August 27, 2002 -- CEO, Corporation for National and Community Service

July 2002

Harvey Pitt
July 19, 2002 -- Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Robert Ingram
July 18, 2002 -- CEO and President, GlaxoSmithKline

Donald Carty
July 11, 2002 -- Chairman and CEO, American Airlines

Pat Cox
July 10, 2002 -- President of the European Parliament

Lynne Cheney
July 2, 2002 -- Wife of Vice President Dick Cheney

June 2002

Secretary Mel Martinez
June 18, 2002 -- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy
June 18, 2002 -- Senator, Massachusetts

Sam DiPiazza Jr.
June 17, 2002 -- CEO for PricewaterhouseCoopers

Henry M. Paulson
June 5, 2002 -- Chairman and CEO, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

May 2002

Ossie Davis
May 24, 2002 -- Actor and Host of the National Memorial Day Concert

Tom Daschle
May 22, 2002 -- Senator of South Dakota

Max Cleland
May 16, 2002 -- Senator of Georgia

Dan Quayle
May 9, 2002 -- Former Vice President of the United States

Raquel Welch
May 6, 2002 -- Actress and Model

Katie Harman
May 3, 2002 -- Miss America

Rev. Al Sharpton
May 2, 2002 -- Founder and President, National Action Network

April 2002

Tommy Thompson
April 30, 2002 -- Secretary, Dept. of Health and Human Services

Kay Coles James
April 25, 2002 -- Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management

William McDonough
April 24, 2002 -- The Utopian Architect

Horst Köhler
April 17, 2002 -- Managing Director, International Money Fund

John E. Potter
April 5, 2002 -- Postmaster General and CEO of the United States Postal Service

March 2002

Terrence D. Jones
March 26, 2002 -- Wolf Trap Foundation President and CEO

Kurt Warner
March 22, 2002 -- Quarterback of the St. Louis Rams

James Ziglar
March 19, 2002 -- Commissioner, I.N.S.

Henry Kissinger
March 5, 2002 -- Former Secretary of State


February 2002

Al Franken
February 14, 2002 -- Comedian and Author

Gale Norton
February 20, 2002 -- Secretary of the Interior

Pervez Musharraf
February 14, 2002 -- President of Pakistan

Salvatore Sodano
February 12, 2002 -- Chairman and CEO of The American Stock Exchange

Susan Eisenhower
February 11, 2002 -- President of The Eisenhower Institute

Tom Ridge
February 7, 2002 -- Homeland Security Director

David Satcher
February 4, 2002 -- U.S. Surgeon General

James Jeffords
February 1, 2002 -- U.S. Senator (I-VT)


January 2002

Franklin Raines
January 22, 2002 -- Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fannie Mae

Richard Meserve
January 17, 2002 -- Chairman, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Edward M. Kennedy
January 16, 2002 -- Senator of Massachusetts

Dr. Anthony Fauci
January 14, 2002 -- Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIH)


December 2001

Kim Gandy
December 11, 2001 -- President, National Organization for Women

Goldie Hawn
December 10, 2001 -- Actress and spokeswoman for WordsCanHeal.org

Sergei N. Khrushchev
December 6, 2001 -- Senior Fellow, Thomas J. Watson Jr. Institute for International Studies, Brown University

Rosalynn Carter
December 5, 2001 -- Former First Lady of the United States

Ivan Seidenberg
December 3, 2001 -- President and Co-CEO Verizon Communications


November 2001

Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr.
November 28, 2001 -- Director, Office of Management and Budget

Jacques Rogge
November 27, 2001 -- President, International Olympic Committee

Robert Chase
November 16, 2001 -- President of the National Education Association

Alan C. Page
November 15, 2001 -- Minnesota Supreme Court Justice

James K. Coyne
November 12, 2001 -- President of the National Air Transportation Association

Laura Bush
November 8, 2001 -- First Lady of the United States

Dr. Ruth Simmons
November 7, 2001 -- President, Brown University

Anthony J. Principi
November 6, 2001 -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs


October 2001

Senator Bob Graham
October 25, 2001 -- (D) Florida

Darrell Green
October 23, 2001 -- Washington Redskin and Founder of the Darrell Green Youth Life Foundation

Jane F. Garvey
October 17, 2001 -- Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration

Winston Churchill
October 11, 2001 -- Journalist, Author, Parliamentarian

Dan Snyder
October 2, 2001 -- Owner of the Washington Redskins


September 2001

Senator Joseph Biden, Jr.
September 10, 2001 -- Senator of Delaware

Dr. T. Berry Brazelton
September 6, 2001 -- Brazelton Institute, Child Development

Rod Paige
September 4, 2001 -- Secretary, U.S. Department of Education


August 2001

Erin Brockovich-Ellis
August 16, 2001


July 2001

Chris Peck and Terence Smith
July 26, 2001 -- Pew Center for Civic Journalism

Spencer Abraham
July 25, 2001 -- Secretary, Department of Energy

Yang Jiechi
July 24, 2001 -- Ambassador to the U.S. from the People's Republic of China

Charles Overby
July 23, 2001 -- President and CEO, The Freedom Forum

Hillary Rodham Clinton
July 19, 2001 -- Senator, NY

Hamilton Jordan
July 18, 2001 -- Former Chief of Staff for President Jimmy Carter

Condoleezza Rice
July 12, 2001 -- National Security Advisor

Marc H. Morial
July 10, 2001 -- Mayor of New Orleans,
President of U.S. Conference of Mayors


June 2001

Celeste Holm
June 29, 2001 -- Academy Award Winning Actress and President of Arts Horizons

Thabo Mbeki
June 27, 2001 -- President of South Africa

George J. Mitchell
June 25, 2001 -- Former Senate Majority Leader

Frank Keating
June 22, 2001 -- Governor of Oklahoma

Terrence D. Jones
June 18, 2001 -- President and CEO of Wolf Trap

Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick
June 8, 2001 -- Archbishop of Washington

Ralph Nader
June 5, 2001 -- Consumer Advocate

Gerald Ford
June 4, 2001 -- Former President of the United States


May 2001

George D. Warrington
May 24, 2001 -- President and CEO, Amtrak

Joseph Leonard
May 23, 2001 -- Chairman, President and CEO, AirTran Airways

Stefanie Powers
May 21, 2001 -- Actress and President of the William Holden Wildlife Foundation

Edward E. Whitacre
May 16, 2001 -- Chairman and CEO, SBC Communications Inc.

James P. Hoffa
May 15, 2001 -- General President, International Brotherhood of Teamsters

William Gates Sr.
May 11, 2001 -- Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Richard Moe
May 4, 2001 -- President, National Trust for Historic Preservation

Vladimir Gusinsky
May 3, 2001 -- Chairman of the Board, Media - MOST, parent company of NTV

Donna Brazile
May 2, 2001 -- Former Campaign Manager for Al Gore


April 2001

Angela Perez Baraquio
April 27, 2001 -- Miss America 2001

Dale Petroskey
April 25, 2001 -- President, Baseball Hall of Fame

David M. Walker
April 23, 2001 -- Comptroller General of the United States

Tommy Thompson
April 17, 2001 -- Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

John Hendricks
April 13, 2001 -- Chariman & CEO, Discovery Communications, Inc.
Founder, Women's United Soccer Association

King Abdullah
April 11, 2001 -- King of Jordan

Ted Forstmann
April 3, 2001 -- Senior Partner of Forstmann Little & Co.
Chairman and CEO of Parents in Charge


March 2001

Sam Nunn
March 29, 2001 -- Former Senator

Bill Moyers
March 22, 2001 -- Journalist

John Bogle
March 21, 2001 -- Founder, Vanguard Group

Queen Noor
March 8, 2001 -- Queen of Jordan

Michael Kaiser
March 6, 2001 -- President of the Kennedy Center


February 2001

Jesse Ventura
February 26, 2001 -- Governor of Minnesota

Scott McNealy
February 8, 2001 -- Chairman and CEO, Sun Microsystems Inc.

C. Michael Armstrong
February 7, 2001 -- Chairman and CEO of AT&T

John Sweeney
February 5, 2001 -- President, AFL-CIO


January 2001

Myles Brand
January 23, 2001 -- President, Indiana University

Sydney Taurel

January 18, 2001 -- President, Chairman & CEO, Eli Lilly

Dan Glickman
January 11, 2001 -- U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

William Cohen
January 10,2001 -- U.S. Secretary of Defense


December 2000

Bill Ivey
December 18, 2001 -- Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts

Susan Herman
December 15, 2000 -- Executive Director, National Center for Victims of Crime

Henry Shelton
December 14, 2000 -- Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Jane Henney
December 12, 2000 -- Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration


November 2000

Bud Selig
November 28, 2000 -- Commissioner, Major League Baseball

Leonard Slatkin
November 27, 2000 -- Music Director, National Symphony Orchestra

Richard Riley
November 16, 2000 -- Secretary of Education

Julie Taymor
November 15, 2000 -- Director, The Lion King


October 2000

Kerry Kennedy Cuomo
October 31, 2000 -- Activist

Carl Reiner
October 25, 2000 -- Producer, Writer, Comedian

Charlene Barshefsky
October 19, 2000 -- United States Trade Representative

Dan Crippen
October 5, 2000 -- Director of the Congressional Budget Office

Bill Richardson
October 4, 2000 -- Secretary of Energy

Carol Browner
October 3, 2000 -- Administrator U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


September 2000

Donald Marron
September 29, 2000 -- Chairman & CEO of PaineWebber

Admiral James Watkins
September 28, 2000 -- President of the Joint Oceanographic Institutes and the Ocean Drilling Program

Ivan Seidenberg
September 25, 2000 -- President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Verizon

Horace Deets
September 8, 2000 -- Executive Director of AARP.

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
September 7, 2000 -- Lieutenant Governor.


August 2000

Horst Köhler
August 7, 2000 -- Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).


July 2000

Jacques Nasser
July 27, 2000 -- Ford Motor Company CEO dicussed Strategies for Customer Satisfaction and Environmental Leadership.

Ralph Nader
July 18, 2000 -- Green Party Presidential Candidate spoke about what a third party candidate can do.

Helen Thomas
July 13, 2000 -- Former UPI White House Reporter spoke about her very interesting career.


June 2000

Christopher Whittle
June 28, 2000 -- The founder and CEO of Edison Schools Inc. spoke about the reformation of America's schools.

Peter Rockwell
June 20, 2000 -- A sculptor and the youngest son of Norman Rockwell spoke about a new exhibit of his father's work.

Frank Zarb
June 13, 2000 -- CEO of the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (NASD) spoke about the "New Economy."

Michael Dell
June 8, 2000 -- The founder of Dell Computers addressed the future of e-business.

Gerald Ford
June 5, 2000 -- The former U.S. president spoke about his years in office.

James P. Hoffa
June 1, 2000 -- The president of the Teamsters spoke about "The State of the Union."


May 2000

Marie Osmond
May 31, 2000 -- The country singer and talk show host spoke about illness in children.

Cardinal Roger Mahony
May 25, 2000 -- The Archbishop spoke about the death penalty.

Franklin Raines
May 12, 2000 -- The CEO of Fannie Mae spoke about the mortgage market.

Tom Delay
May 4, 2000 -- The Senate Majority Whip talked about about integrity in public office.

Lawrence Summers
May 3, 2000 -- The Secretary of Treasury spoke about U.S. economic issues.

Tom Vilsack
May 2, 2000 -- The Governor of Iowa spoke about genetic farming.


April 2000

Heather French
April 28, 2000 -- The reigning Miss Anerica spoke about Homeless Veterans.

Mike Moore
April 13, 2000 -- The Director General of the WTO spoke about U.S. Leadership in Advancing International Trade.

James Gilmore
April 12, 2000 -- The governor of Virginia talked about the taxation of e-commerce.

Jerry Yang
April 11, 2000 -- The co-founder of Yahoo! discussed the future of the Internet.

Lawrence Small
April 5, 2000 -- The secretary of the Smithsonian Institution spoke about future plans for the world's largest museum and research complex.

George Robertson
April 4, 2000 -- The secretary general of NATO talked about the future of the trans-Atlantic alliance.


March 2000

Steve Allen
March 31, 2000 -- The comedian and honorary chairman of the Parents Television Council discussed increasing vulgarity in entertainment.

Kevin Klose
March 30, 2000 -- NPR's president and CEO spoke about ethics and technology in radio.

Dolly Parton
March 23, 2000 -- The entertainer and founder of the Dollywood Foundation talked about literacy.

Raymond Kelly
March 17, 2000 -- The commissioner of the U.S. Customs Service discussed the issues facing America's borders.

William Daley
March 15, 2000 -- The U.S. Secretary of Commerce spoke about international business in the 21st century.

James Wolfensohn
March 14, 2000 -- The President of The World Bank talked about the economic community's role in supporting humanitarian issues.

Gordon B. Hinckley
March 8, 2000 -- The President of The Church of Jesus Christ for Latter Day Saints spoke about the important of moral principles in day to day life.


February 2000

James Loy
February 24, 2000 -- The Commandant for the U.S. Coast Guard spoke about the history and future of the service protecting the nation's shores.

Philip Diehl
February 23, 2000 -- The director of the US Mint discussed the new Sacagawea Golden Dollar Coin.

Neil Armstrong
February 22, 2000 -- The first man on the moon talked about the greatest engineering feats of the 20th century.

Robert Johnson
February 10, 2000 -- The Chairman and CEO of Black Entertainment Television (BET) spoke about reconnecting the black community.

William Kennard
February 8, 2000 -- The Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission discussed the new communications landscape.

Alan Keyes
February 7, 2000 -- The Republican presidential candidate talked about the challenges facing the GOP and the country.

Mitt Romney
February 3, 2000 -- The president of the Salt Lake City Organizing Committee for the 2002 Winter Olympics discussed "The State of the Games."


January 2000

Marcel Marceau
January 28, 2000 -- The world's most famous pantomime gave a speech at the National Press Club.

Robert Wright
January 24, 2000 -- The Chief Executive Officer of NBC discussed the challenge of network television.

Bob Woodward
January 14, 2000 -- The Assistant Managing Editor of the Washington Post spoke about investigative reporting.

Bernard Ebbers
January 12, 2000 -- The CEO of MCI Worldcom talked about his company's merger with Sprint.

Nick Brookes
January 11, 2000 -- The Chairman and CEO of the Brown & Williamson Corporation spoke about the tobacco industry.

Sandy Berger
January 6, 2000 -- The National Security Advisor discussed foreign policy.


December 1999

Ann Brown
December 16, 1999 -- The Chair of the Consumer Product Safety Commission delivered an address titled "Keeping Kids Safe -- The Holidays and Everyday"

John Koskinen
December 14, 1999 -- The assistant to the President and Chair of the President's Council of Year 2000 Conversion discussed Y2K preparations.

Hugh Price
December 10, 1999 -- The director of the National Urban League spoke about urban education.

Christopher Reeve
December 1, 1999 -- The actor discussed spinal cord injuries.


November 1999

Tipper Gore
November 29, 1999 -- The wife of Vice President Al Gore spoke about homelessess.

Mayor Wellington Webb
November 23, 1999 -- The mayor of Denver gave a speech entitled, "What the presidential candidates should be discussing."

John Sweeney
November 19, 1999 -- The president of the AFL-CIO discussed trade talks.

Dr. Myron Murdock
November 12, 1999 -- The national medical director of the non-profit Impotence World Association spoke about sexual dysfunction in women.

Molly Smith
November 5, 1999 -- The Artistic Director of the Arena Stage discussed the current state and future direction of American theater.

Richard Holbrooke
November 2, 1999 -- The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations gave a speech entitled "The U.S. Role at the U.N. - Reform and Arrears."


October 1999

General James L. Jones
October 29, 1999 -- The Marine Corps Commandant talked about the need for a Marine Corps.

H. E. Felix Rohatyn
October 25, 1999 -- U.S. Ambassador to France H.E. Felix Rohatyn discussed U.S./France relations.

J. K. Rowling
October 20, 1999 -- Best-selling British author J.K. Rowling discussed her new book, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Dave Thomas
October 12, 1999 -- The founder of the Wendy's hamburger chain discussed the Dave Thomas Foundation.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu
October 6, 1999 -- Nobel peace-prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu spoke about life in South Africa.