Speaker History

2016-2017 Soledad O’Brien, Dave Barry, Luis Alberto Urrea, Joel Sartore, Michael McFaul  

2016-2017 Soledad O’Brien, Dave Barry, Luis Alberto Urrea, Joel Sartore, Michael McFaul

 

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

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  

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

 

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

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

 

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

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  

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  

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. CroweMark RussellOrville Schell & Liu BaifandSusan WillardB. Gentry LeePamela 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, HartWendell 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 WalnRudivoravan

1957 – 1958 Marion M. Preminger, Nila Magidoff, Walter Sullivan, Alice B. Morgan, Henry C. Wolfe, John C. Caldwell, Norman NadelIleana, 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 MatherBosley CrowtherBernard Iddings BellHenry C. WolfeGeorge 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