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  • Future of Aging
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    Future of Aging

    Aging Expert Paul Irving talked about his book, The Upside of Aging: How Long Life Is Changing the World of Health, Work, Innovation, Policy and Purpose, on the state and future of aging in…

  • emExtraordinary Ordinary Peopleem
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    Extraordinary, Ordinary People

    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice talked about her childhood in Birmingham, Alabama, in the 1960s and profiled her parents, John and Angelena Rice. Ms. Rice discussed her memoir…

  • State of the Economy
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    State of the Economy

    John C. Williams spoke about the state of the economy and prospects for economic growth and recovery. In his remarks he said he expected the economy would improve despite fears of…

  • Janet Yellen Remarks on US Economic Outlook
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    Janet Yellen Remarks on U.S. Economic Outlook

    Janet Yellen, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, spoke about the U.S. economy. In her remarks she said she does not believe government efforts to stimulate the economy will lead to…

  • Mortgage and Housing Market
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    Mortgage and Housing Market

    Kenneth Lewis talked about housing foreclosures. Topics included the state of the economy and the housing markets, what to expect in the near future, and what can be done to help homeowners. Following…

  • Future of Technology
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    Future of Technology

    Anne Mulcahy talked about American innovation and competitiveness. Among the topics she raised were adapting to new business markets, the role technology in shaping the economy, and her…

  • emThe Squandering of Americaem
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    The Squandering of America

    Robert Kuttner talked about his book The Squandering of America: How the Failure of Our Politics Endangers Our Prosperity, published by Knopf. In his book Mr. Kuttner explores the issues that connect…

  • emA Dream Deferredem Speech
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    A Dream Deferred: Speech

    Mr. Steele spoke on his book A Dream Deferred: The Second Betrayal of Black Freedom in America, published by Harpercollins. The book discusses the programs implemented to promote black…

  • Middle East Peace Process
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    Middle East Peace Process

    Ms. Rice talked about the Middle East peace process and obstacles to peace in the region. Among the issues she addressed were the proposed “road map” to peace, involving neighboring nations…

  • Issues Facing States
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    Issues Facing States

    Governor Sebelius talked about federal-state issues such as bipartisanship and difficulties with the new Medicare prescription plan. She focused on National Guard and military reserve troops, saying…

  • Driving Success in the Digital Age
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    Driving Success in the Digital Age

    At a Town Hall Meeting, Mr. Parsons spoke about future business models for media conglomerates. He addressed comments by investor Carl Icahn that Time Warner was “terribly run.” He…

  • Troop Deployment in Iraq
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    Troop Deployment in Iraq

    Senator Feingold spoke about military operations in Iraq and efforts to combat terrorism. He said that the president should set a timetable for troop withdrawal from Iraq. Senator Feingold discussed how an…

  • WalMarts Business Practices
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    Wal-Mart's Business Practices

    Mr. Scott spoke about Wal-Mart’s business practices and the political and cultural opposition his company has faced by many city commissions and citizen groups that opposed to Wal-Mart’s expansion in…

  • emThe American Dreamem
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    The American Dream

    The American Dream by Dan Rather Dan Rather Mr. Rather discusses his book The American Dream: Stories From the Heart of Our Nation, published by William Morrow. The book is a compilation of stories of…

  • American Culture and Politics
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    American Culture and Politics

    Mr. Bennett spoke about his Book of Virtues. He spoke about why he wrote it and emphasized the need for moral education to rebuild traditional U.S. societal institutions. He has recently…

  • FBI Intelligence Reform
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    FBI Intelligence Reform

    Mr. Mueller spoke about efforts to reform the intelligence community and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s role in the war on terror. He spoke about the nature of the threat of…

  • Civic Engagement and Citizens Responsibilities
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    Civic Engagement and Citizens' Responsibilities

    Ms. Rimel talked about the importance of civic engagement. In particular, she said that she and audience members who have been blessed with tremendous resources and opportunities are…

  • Governor Davis Town Hall Meeting
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    Governor Davis Town Hall Meeting

    Governor Davis answered questions from and audience outside the NBC studios in Burbank, CA. He talked about the economy, taxes, and his record as governor.

  • America and the Courts Ninth Circuit
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    America and the Courts: Ninth Circuit

    Two U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals judges, Judge Kozinski and Judge Reinhardt, talked about their experiences on the court. The judges were appointed by presidents Reagan and Carter,…

  • Corporate Accountability
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    Corporate Accountability

    Mr. DiPiazza spoke about corporate accountability, business accounting, the impact of recent financial scandals on business, and reforming the accounting systems. He also talked about…

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