Past Forums

Sally Mott Freeman

Sally Mott Freeman speaks about the true story of her family’s experience of trying to locate and bring home a son lost in the war.

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Helen Dragas

Helen Dragas, former Rector, University of Virginia, shared her views on opportunities for higher education in Virginia.

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Phil Hirschkop

Hirschkop successfully argued the Loving vs. Virginia case before the Supreme Court in 1967, and many other monumental cases defending personal rights.

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2017-2018
• Sally Mott Freeman
• Phillip Jay Hirschkop

2016-2017
• Dennis Ross
• Bob McDonnell
• Helen E. Dragas

2015-2016
• Allen West
• Ann Compton
• Charles Mann

2014-2015
• Dr. Eben Alexander III
• Wes Moore
• Dick Vitale

2013-2014
• World War II
• Benjamin Carson M.D.
• Ashley Judd

2012-2013
• Abraham Lincoln
• John Stossel
• Larry Sabato

2011-2012
• Howard Fineman
• Scott Turow
• Mia Farrow

2010-2011
• Karl Rove
• Nancy Giles
• David Berman & Jon Wellner

2009-2010
• Juan Williams
• David Baldacci
• Dee Dee Myers

2008-2009
• Common Ground (Beckel & Thomas)
• Dave Barry
• Winston S. Churchill

2007-2008
• Mary Matalin and James Carville
• Richard “Dick” Marcinko
• John Feinstein

2006-2007
• Cokie Roberts
• Joseph J. Ellis
• Steve Wozniak

2005-2006
• George Stephanopoulos
• Christopher Gardner
• Michael Beschloss

2004-2005
• Erin Brockovich
• Mike Luckovich
• Cal Ripken, Jr.

2003-2004
• Tony Snow
• The God Squad
• Lesley Stahl

2002-2003
• Dr. Bob Arnot
• Edmund & Sylvia Morris
• Jeff Greenfield
• Frank Abagnale

2001-2002
• Ed Koch
• Frank DeFord
• Nina Totenberg

2000-2001
• Bob Woodward
• Alan Dershowitz
• Chris Buckley

1999-2000
• Helen Thomas
• Wolf Blitzer
• Arthur Golden

1998-1999
• Robert Klein
• Gail Sheehey
• David Gergen
• David Baldacci

1997-1998
• Harry Belafonte
• John Douglas
• Tom Wolfe

1996-1997
• Larry King
• P.J. O’Rourke
• Mario Cuomo
• Kinky Friedman

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