Speaker History Gallery

Speaker History

2015-2016 Sue Monk Kidd, James Carville, David L. Boren, Benjamin Zander, Doris Kearns Goodwin

2014-2015  Jessica Fellowes,Bill Bryson, Fareed Zakaria, James Bradley, Will Shortz

2013-2014 Khaled Hosseini, Dan Rather, Timothy Egan, Mia Farrow, Gentry Lee

2012 – 2013
 Pat Conroy, 
Andrew Weil, M.D.
Ann Compton
, James B. Stewart, 
Rex Ziak 

2011 – 2012
 Ted Koppel
, Anna Quindlen
, Michael Wallis
, Barry Asmus, 
Alison Levine
, John Edward Hasse

2010 – 2011
 Clark Howard, 
Neil deGrasse Tyson
, Azar Nafisi
, Greg Gumbel
, Jon Meacham

2009 – 2010 
Steve Kroft – Sub was Jeffrey Toobin, 
Rory Kennedy
, Stuart Varney, 
Harm de Blij
, Amy Tan, 
Dr. J. Rufus Fears

2008 – 2009
 John Stossel, 
Jeannette Walls
, Tina Brown, 
Rick Steves, 
David Lampton

2007 – 2008
 Bob Schieffer, 
Harlan Coben
, Dr. J. Rufus Fears, 
Lisa Ling
, David Faber

2006 – 2007
 Jaun Williams, 
Erin Gruwell, 
Dr. Peter Salgo, 
Ken Burns
, Frank Deford

2005 – 2006
 Dr. Walter E. Williams, 
Dr. Andrew Stangel
, Peter Hillary & Jamling, Tenzing Norgay
, Bill Geist
, Leigh & Leslie Keno

2004 – 2005
 James Woolsey, 
P. J. O’Rourke
, Doris Kearns Goodwin
, Randy Cohen
, Homer Hickam

2003 – 2004
 David McCullough, 
Dr. Robert Ballard, 
Glenn McGee, PhD, 
Joel Siegel
, Myron Kandel

2002 – 2003
 Judith Miller (sub was Engelberg), 
Lou Dobbs
, Dr. Elliot Engel, 
Christopher Buckley, 
Dr. Will Miller, 
Lucie Arnaz

2001 – 2002
 Garrison Keillor, 
Constanza Ceruti
, David Boren
, Georgie Anne Geyer
, David Baldacci
, Doc Severinsen

2000 – 2001
 Senator George Mitchell, 
Ralph A. Campora, 
Dr. Ronan Tynan
, Arthur Golden, 
Arun Gandhi
, Dr. Elliot Engel

1999 – 2000
 Billie Letts
, Dr. Mark Plotkin
, John Powers
, Marvin Hamlisch, 
Ray Suarez

1998 – 1999
 Beck Weathers
, Dewitt Jones
, General Oleg Kalugin, 
Jane Bryant Quinn, 
Jean Kittrell
 the Jazz Incredibles

1997 – 1998
 Ivana Trump
, Mark Singer
, Dayton Duncan
, James Woolsey
, Gerda Klein

1996 – 1997
 Frank Sesno, 
James B. Stewart
, Dr. Robert Ballard
, Judith Martin (Miss Manners)
, Kieu Chinh

1995 – 1996
 James A. Lovell
, Gayle Sheehy
, Frank Cappiello
, Victoria Solonia, 
P. J. O’Rourke

1994 – 1995
 Leslie Stahl, 
Jean-Michael Cousteau
, William Raspberry
, Laura Pedersen
, Nien Cheng

1993 – 1994
 Beverly Sills, 
Jack Anderson
, Robin Leach
, John Sawhill
, James Logan, MD, 
Michael Guillen, PhD

1992 – 1993
 Paul Duke, 
Luc Cuyvers
, Joel Garreau
, Marlene Barasch
, Calvin Trillin, 
Catherine Crier

1991 – 1992
 Dr. Bob Arnot, 
Charlton Heston
, Dale Van Atta, 
Judith Viorst, 
Arnaud de Borchgrave, 
Irving R. Levine

1990 – 1991
 Admiral William J. Crowe
Mark Russell
Orville Schell & Liu Baifand
Susan Willard
B. Gentry Lee
Pamela Cressey

1989 – 1990
 William Safaire
, Andrew Tobias
, Robert Kennedy, Jr.
Howard Lamar
, Lorna Kelly
, William Session

1988 – 1989
 Donald T. Regan, 
Hope Mihalap, 
Philippe de Montebello, 
Jane Meadows
, Arthur Frommer, 
Jane Brody

1987 – 1988
 Maya Angelou
, Liz Carpenter, 
Robert Bork, 
Dr. Arthur Laffer
, James Burke
, David Eisenhower

1986 – 1987
 Dr. Jeane Kirkpatrick
, Moya Olsen Lear
, Dr. Robert Ballard, 
Christine Roussel
, David Schoenbrun, 
Jeff Greenfield

1985 – 1986
 Madame Jehan Sadat
, Dr. Kurt Waldheim
, Richard Leakey
, Richard Valeriani
, Kitty Carlisle, Hart
Wendell Garrett

1984 – 1985
 David Brinkley
, Uri Ra’Anan, 
Stansfield Turner, 
Dr. Joe Macinnis, 
Susan Bondy
, Arianna Salassinopoulo

1983 – 1984
 George Will
, R. Buckminster Fuller
(sub Marvin Cetron)
, Beverly Sills
, Gerald Ford
, Georgie Anne Geyer
, William Atwood

1982 – 1983
 Clare Booth Luce
, Paul Duke
, Sarah Weddington
, Frank Cappiello, 
Ellen Goodman
, Suzzane Massiee

1981 – 1982
 Henry Kissinger, 
Jane Bryant Quinn
, Mark Russell
, Norman Cousins
, Doris Kearns

1980 – 1981
 Phil Donahue, 
William F. Buckley, 
Ann Landers, 
Nancy Kassebaum, 
Dr. John Stoessinger, 
Stanley Marcus

1979 – 1980
 Charles Kuralt
, Alfred R. Kingon
, Rosamond Bernier, 
Patrice Munsel
, Polly Bergan
, James Kirlptrick

1978 – 1979
 Art Buchwald
, Ruth Gordon
, Iben Browning, 
Donald H. Rumsfeld, 
Dr. Henry Heimlich, 
Thomas Hoving

1977 – 1978
 Dr. William A. Nolan 
Sydney J. Harris, 
Malcolm S. Forbes, Jr.
Hugh Sidey
, Olivia de Havilland
, Erma Bombeck

1976 – 1977
 Jerry Baker, 
Gloria Swanson, 
Louis Rukeyser
, Henry Butler, 
Dr. Barbara Brown, 
Peter Lind Hayes & Mary Healey

1975 – 1976
 Winston S. Churchill
, Hume Cronyn & Jessica Tandy
, Irene Kampen, 
Vincent Price
, Robert Cromie, 
Walter Sullivan

1974 – 1975
 David Niven, 
Reid Buckley, 
Peg Bracken
, Rosamond Bernier
, Jean-Pierre Hallet
, Norman Cousins, 
Donald Brooks

1969 – 1970
 Helen Hayes
, Judith Keith
, Cleo Dawson
, H. W. Holderby, M.D., John Morley
, William Moore
, Kenneth McFarland
, Charles W. Jarvis

1968 – 1969
 Ralph Nader
, Elsie Sechrist, 
Ralph Plaisted
, John Morley
, Maya Pines, 
Marcus Bach
, Harold Sherman, 
Thomas L. Thomas

1967 – 1968
 Pearl Buck, 
Arthur C. Clarke, 
Roger Conklin, 
John Morley
, Thubten Jigme Norbu
, Harry Douglas Smith, 
Indra Devi
, Ralph J. Franklin

1966 – 1967
 Carleton Smith, 
Han Suyin
, John Morley
, Marcus Bach
, Robert St. John
, Donald E. Keyhoe, 
Geza de Rosner, 
Murray Banks

1965 – 1966
 Henry J. Taylor
, Bill Sands, 
Harry E. Maynard
, Willy Lay
, Hugh Lynn Cayce, Dickey Chapelle
, Kenneth McFarland
, G. Herbert True

1964 – 1965
 Maria Von Trapp
, Godfrey Sperling, Jr.
, Van Allen Bradley
, Francis Robinson
, Philip B. Gilliam
, John Morley
, Renee Taylor, 
Norman Vincent Peale

1963 – 1964
 Gerald Heard, 
W. Cleon Skousen, 
J. I. Rodale, 
Leonard Reiffel, 
Anna Chennault, 
Joy Adamson
, Carleton Smith
, Kenneth McFarland

1962 – 1963
 Eleanor Lansing Dulles, 
Jenkin Lloyd Jones, 
I. M. Levitt
, James E. Doty
, Adelaide Stedman
, Dennis Warner, 
Maurice Zam
, Walter H. Judd

1961 – 1962
 Fred A. Schwarz, 
Robert Kazmayer, 
John Eichenlaub
, Don Bolt
, William H. Stringer, 
Kenneth McFarland
, Jim Fowler
, Murray Banks

1960 – 1961
 Howard Whitman, 
Philip Cummings
, Dan T. Moore
, Merryle Stanley Rukeyser, 
Charles F. Spencer, 
Adelaide Stedman
, Richard Armour
, Marcus Bach

1959 – 1960
 Dwight Cooke, 
Virgilia Peterson, 
Lester L. Coleman, 
William L. Sherer, 
Arthur Ford
, Robert Kazmayer
, David Wesley Soper
, Norman Nadel

1958 – 1959
 Donald E. Keyhole
, Vance Packard
, Rom Landau
, Countess Radetzky
, Lois W. Higgins, 
Adelaide Stedman
, Nora Waln
Rudivoravan

1957 – 1958
 Marion M. Preminger, 
Nila Magidoff
, Walter Sullivan, 
Alice B. Morgan, 
Henry C. Wolfe
, John C. Caldwell, 
Norman Nadel
Ileana, H.R.H. Princess of Romania

1956 – 1957
 Preston Bradley
, Aly Wassil
, Virgilia Peterson, 
Paul N. Elbin
, Robert S. Richardson
, Norman Nadel
, Adelaide Stedman
, William D. Saltiel
, Harold W. Rigney

1955 – 1956
 Madame Wellington Koo, 
Karl Gruber, 
Marion Mill Preminger
, Philip Cummings
, Nikolai Khokhlov
 Anarita
, Ralph E. Lapp

1954 – 1955
 K. C. Wu
, Thomas P. Whitney, 
Walter Henry Thompson
, Philip Cummings, 
Frank J. Liddy
, Nora Waln
, John Beaufort
, Gerald Heard, 
Dorothy Thompson, 
Adelaide Stedman

1953 – 1954
 You Chan Yang, 
Lady Rama Rou, 
Gerald Heard
, Phillip Cummings
, Kenneth Krippene
, T. V. Smith
, John Mason Brown
, Wilfred Pelletier, 
Dorothy Thompson

1952 – 1953
 Gerald Heard, 
Howard Pierce Davis
, Paul Engle
, Edward L. Kramer
, Robert S. Byfield
, Adelaide Stedman
, John Chapman, 
William Smyser
, Norman Vincent Peale

1951 – 1952
 Dorothy Thompson, 
Harry A. Overstreet, 
Norman Vincent Peale
, Howard Pierce Davis
, Ivan T. Sanderson, 
Oscar Junek
, Adelaide Stedman, 
Ray Brock
, Sigmund Spaeth

1950 – 1951
 Erwin D. Conham, 
Maxine Berlitz Vollmer, 
Rosita Forbes, 
Robert Aura Smith, 
Gerald Heard, 
Adelaide Stedman, 
Bruno Furst, 
Henry J. Tayor, 
Doraine Renard & Ellis Lucas

1949 – 1950
 Vincent Sheean
, Charles M. Crowe, 
J. B. Rhine, 
David Guy Powers
, Carleton Smith, 
Adelaide Stedman, 
John Mason Brown, 
Lisa Sergio

1948 – 1949
 Lisa Sergio
, Robert D. Potter
, Samuel L. M. Barlow, 
Dr. David Seabury
, Abram Leon Sachar
, Merle Miller
, Norman Cousins
, Dorothy Thompson, 
Nicol Smith

1947 – 1948
 Roscoe Drummond
, Ruth Bryan,  Owen Rohde
, George Lawton
, Kirtley Mather
Bosley Crowther
Bernard Iddings Bell
Henry C. Wolfe
George V. Denny, Jr.

1946 – 1947
 C. J. Hambro
, Rickard C. Patterson, Jr.
David Seabury, 
Ralph W. Sockman
, James M. Hepbron
, Thurman Arnold, 
Harold J. Kennedy, 
Houston Peterson

1945 – 1946
 Owen Laltimore, 
Carey McWilliams
, James L. Week
, Louis Anspacher
, Carleton Smith
, John Mason Brown
, Stanley High

1944 – 1945
 Mrs. Raymond Clapper
, Louise Brune
, Col. M. Thomas Tchou, 
Harry Gideonse
, Bonaro Overstreet
, Erika Mann
, Stanley High
, Maurice Hendus

1943 – 1944
 Mme. Wellington Koo
, Irina Skariatina, 
John Ray Carlson
, Bonaro Overstreet
, Brock Pemberton
, Ely Culbertson, 
H. R. Knickerbocker
, Demaree Bess

1942 – 1943
 Krishnalal Shridharani
, Alexander P de Seversky
, Upton Close, 
T. V. Smith, 
Frank Buck
, Jan Strulher

1941 – 1942
 Sir Philip Gibbs
, Thomas Hart Benton, 
Harii Matsui & Gin-Chiu Kuo, 
Norman Cousins
, John Mason Brown, 
Carlos Davila
, Ruth St. Denis
, Harry A. Overstreet
, Mortimer Adler

1940 – 1941
 Sigrid Unset, 
Stanley High, 
Dorothy Sands, 
Olga Samaroff Stokowski

1939 – 1940
 Andre Maurois, 
Edward Tomlinson, 
Ruth Alexander, 
Jon Masaryk
, Major George Fielding Eliot
, John Mason Brown, 
Lewis Browne
, Mrs. Walter Ferguson

1938 – 1939
 Mai Mai Sze
, Mrs. Paul Reed, 
Dr. Paul Van Zeeland
, Edna St. Vincent Millay, 
Henry C. Wolfe
, Will Durant, 
John Mason Brown
, Prince & Princess Zu Loewensteen, 
Andre Maurois
, Mrs. Walter Ferguson

1937 – 1938
 Sinclair Lewis, 
J. B. Priestly
, Agna Enters, 
Ellen Wilkinson, 
Count Raoul de Roussey de Sales, 
Ann Forsythe, 
Robert Berkov
, Thomas Mann
, William Lyon Phelps, 
Hope Holway

1936 – 1937
 John Mason Broron, 
Ludwig Lewishon, 
Thomas Craven, 
Lord Marley
, Alfred Adler, 
E. M. Delafield, 
Warren Werranrath, 
Chrostopher Morley

1935 – 1936
 Madam Romalo Nijinsky
, Otis Skinner
, Grant Wood
, Hon. Agnes Macphail
, Ludwig Lewishon, 
Stewart Roddie
, Thornton Wilder
, William Rose Benet