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Allen B. West Decorated Army Veteran and Former Congressman
Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Born and raised in the same Atlanta, Georgia neighborhood where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., once preached, Allen West is a decorated American serviceman, teacher and congressman who bravely served his country in the Iraq War and reached the rank of Lt. Col. in the Army. After 22 years of military service, and a brief time as a high school teacher, he was elected to serve Florida’s 22nd District in the United States Congress. West is president & CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis, a Fox News contributor, a senior fellow at the London Center for Policy Research and regularly writes for numerous media outlets. He is the author of the Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Faith, Family and Freedom (Random House, April 2014).

Ann Compton ABC News’ White House Correspondent (1973-2014)
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Ann Compton joined ABC News in 1973 becoming the first woman assigned to cover the White House by a network television news organization. Her reports spanned four decades covering Watergate, the personal side of first families, political conventions, debates and elections. On September 11, 2001, she was the only broadcast reporter allowed to remain aboard Air Force One during the dramatic hours when President Bush was unable to return to Washington. Inducted to the Journalism Hall of Fame, Compton has received Peabody Awards and a News’ Emmy. Compton gives audiences unprecedented access to herself as well, turning the tables on the audience by declaring a “White House Press Conference” is in session.


Leigh Keno & Leslie Keno Experts on Antiques Roadshow
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

In a country of junk-filled attics, yard sales, and flea markets frequented by millions of Antiques Roadshow viewers hoping to uncover a grungy chest of drawers worth millions, the Keno twins have become the Siskel and Ebert of antiques. Dapper, witty, and in their early forties (with nearly 60 years of combined experience between them), they symbolize the union of amateur enthusiasm and acute professionalism that has made their television program a cultural phenomenon. In a fascinating collection of tales of their personal adventures hunting -- and discovering -- priceless “junk” (including some notable Roadshow success stories), audiences will learn how to see the extraordinary in the mundane. “Hidden Treasures” is part history lesson and part treasure map for finding valuable antiques where they would be least expected. The Keno brothers authored Hidden Treasures: Searching for Masterpieces of American Furniture.


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