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Tim Green

Green, Tim

Former NFL Defensive End and Football Broadcaster

Former Atlanta Falcons star defensive end Tim Green has been hailed as the “Renaissance Man” of sports. Recently inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, Green is a New York… more

Malcolm Gladwell

Gladwell, Malcolm

The New Yorker Staff Writer & Author, The Tipping Point

Malcolm Gladwell joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 1996. He has written on a wide range of topics, including the science of cool hunting, race and sports, physical genius,… more

Buzz Bissinger

Bissinger, Buzz

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist & Author, Friday Night Lights

H.G. "Buzz" Bissinger is among the nation's most honored and distinguished writers. A native of New York City, Bissinger is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Livingston Award, the… more

Phil Bronstein

Bronstein, Phil

Reporter, San Francisco Examiner

Began his journalism career in his teens as a film reviewer. He joined the San Francisco Examiner as a reporter in 1980, and beginning in 1983, spent 10 years as… more

David Carr

Carr, David

Published Writer for the New York Times

Writes a column for the Monday Business section of the New York Times that focuses on media issues including print, digital, film, radio and television. more

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Heuvel, Katrina vanden

Editor & Publisher, The Nation

Is editor and publisher of the Nation. She is the editor of several books including, Meltdown: How Greed and Corruption Shattered Our Financial System and How We Can Recover (2009)… more

Michael Wolff

Wolff, Michael

Columnist, Vanity Fair

Is a columnist for Vanity Fair and the founder of news aggregator newser.com. His latest book is The Man Who Owns the News (2008), a biography of Rupert Murdoch. In… more

Jim Vandehei

VandeHei, Jim

Executive Director, Politico

Is executive editor of Politico. In the fall of 2006, VandeHei, along with co-founder John Harris, left the Washington Post to create Politico, now one of the nation’s most influential… more

John Hockenberry

Hockenberry, John

Co-Host, The Takeaway

Is co-host of The Takeaway, a national morning news program co-produced by WNYC Radio and Public Radio International. During his time at ABC and NBC, he earned four Emmy Awards,… more

James K. Galbraith

Galbraith, James K.

Chair of Government/Business Relations, University of Texas at Austin

Holds the Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr., Chair of Government/Business Relations at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, the University of Texas at Austin, and a professorship in Government. more