• 2007

    Robert MacNeil
    Broadcast Journalist & Author
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  • 2006

    William Safire
    Columnist and Author
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  • 2005

    Ken Burns
    Documentary Filmmaker
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  • 2004

    Doris Kearns Goodwin
    Journalist and Author
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  • 2003

    Robert Redford
    Actor, Director, & Activist
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  • 2002

    Zelda Fichandler
    Founding Director of Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. and Chair of the Graduate Acting Program and Master Teacher of Acting and Directing at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts
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  • 2001

    Frank Rich
    Op-ed columnist for The New York Times
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  • 2000

    Terry Semel
    Past Chairman and Co-CEO of Warner Bros. & Warner Music Group
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  • 1999

    Wendy Wasserstein
    Playwright
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  • 1998

    Dr. Billy Taylor
    Jazz musician & educator
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  • 1997

    Alan K. Simpson
    Former U.S. Senator
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  • 1996

    Carlos Fuentes
    Author
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  • 1995

    Winton Malcolm Blount
    Chairman of Blount, Inc., philanthropist, former U.S. Postmaster General
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  • 1994

    David McCullough
    Historian
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  • 1993

    Barbara Jordan
    Former U.S. Congresswoman
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  • 1992

    Franklin D. Murphy
    Former CEO of the Times Mirror Company
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  • 1991

    John Brademas
    Former Congressman, President Emeritus of New York University
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  • 1990

    Maya Angelou
    Poet
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  • 1989

    Leonard Garment
    Special Counsel to Presidents Nixon and Ford
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  • 1988

    Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
    Historian
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