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Interviewees

Madeleine Albright
Madeleine Albright
Former U.S. Secretary of State
Loretta Augustine-Herron
Loretta Augustine-Herron
Community Organizer
David Axelrod
David Axelrod
Political Advisor
Edward Ayers
Edward Ayers
Historian
Carl Bernstein
Carl Bernstein
Journalist
Mary Frances Berry
Mary Frances Berry
Historian
Joe Biden
Joe Biden
U.S. President
Sidney Blumenthal
Sidney Blumenthal
Journalist
Christopher Bonner
Christopher Bonner
Historian
Carol Moseley Braun
Carol Moseley Braun
U.S Senator
Tom Brokaw
Tom Brokaw
Anchor, NBC Nightly News (1982-2004)
Michael Burlingame
Michael Burlingame
Historian
George H.W. Bush
George H.W. Bush
U.S. President, 1989-1993
George W. Bush
George W. Bush
U.S. President, 2001-2009
Joseph Califano
Joseph Califano
Special Assistant to Lyndon B. Johnson
Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter
U.S. President, 1977-1981
Xernona Clayton
Xernona Clayton
Activist
Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
U.S. President, 1993-2001
Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
U.S. Politician
Abigail Cooper
Abigail Cooper
Historian
Anderson Cooper
Anderson Cooper
Journalist
John Dean
John Dean
White House Counsel, 1970-1973
Joella Edwards
Joella Edwards
Classmate of Barack Obama
Justene Hill Edwards
Justene Hill Edwards
Historian
Jon Favreau
Jon Favreau
Speechwriter for President Obama
Richard Fernandez
Richard Fernandez
Activist
Eric Foner
Eric Foner
Historian
Gerald Ford
Gerald Ford
U.S. President, 1974-1977
Frank Gamboa
Frank Gamboa
John McCain's Classmate
Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Professor
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
U.S. Supreme Court Justice (1993-2020)
Anand Giridharadas
Anand Giridharadas
Journalist & Author
Linda Gordon
Linda Gordon
Historian
Austan Goolsbee
Austan Goolsbee
Economist & Writer
Kerri Greenidge
Kerri Greenidge
Historian
Steven Hahn
Steven Hahn
Historian
Jesse Jackson
Jesse Jackson
Activist & Politician
Kellie Carter Jackson
Kellie Carter Jackson
Historian
Caroline Janney
Caroline Janney
Historian
Valerie Jarrett
Valerie Jarrett
Lawyer, Businesswoman, Politician
Broderick Johnson
Broderick Johnson
Chair, My Brother's Keeper
Matthew Karp
Matthew Karp
Historian
Jerry Kellman
Jerry Kellman
Community Organizer
John Kerry
John Kerry
U.S. Politician
Henry Kissinger
Henry Kissinger
Former U.S. Secretary of State
Jim Lehrer
Jim Lehrer
Co-Founder, PBS NewsHour
John Lewis
John Lewis
Politician & Civil Rights Activist
Joe Lieberman
Joe Lieberman
U.S. Politician
Reggie Love
Reggie Love
Personal Aide
Ken Mack
Ken Mack
Historian
Sam Massell
Sam Massell
Politician & Businessman
Kate Masur
Kate Masur
Historian
Edna Greene Medford
Edna Greene Medford
Historian
Andy McCain
Andy McCain
John McCain's Son
Carol McCain
Carol McCain
John McCain's First Wife
Cindy McCain
Cindy McCain
John McCain's Wife
Doug McCain
Doug McCain
John McCain's Son
Joe McCain
Joe McCain
John McCain's Brother
John McCain
John McCain
U.S. Politician
Sidney McCain
Sidney McCain
John McCain's Daughter
DeRay Mckesson
DeRay Mckesson
Activist
James McPherson
James McPherson
Historian
Jon Meacham
Jon Meacham
Historian & Author
Judd Miner
Judd Miner
Civil Rights Lawyer
Michele Mitchell
Michele Mitchell
Historian
Michele Norris
Michele Norris
Journalist
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Eleanor Holmes Norton
U.S. Politician
James Oakes
James Oakes
Historian
Barack Obama
Barack Obama
U.S. President, 2009-2017
Nancy Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi
United States Representative
Anthony Peterson
Anthony Peterson
Classmate of Barack Obama
David Remnick
David Remnick
Journalist
David Reynolds
David Reynolds
Historian
Condoleezza Rice
Condoleezza Rice
Former U.S. National Security Advisor
Cecile Richards
Cecile Richards
President, Planned Parenthood 2006-2018
Bobby Rush
Bobby Rush
Politician & Activist
Mark Salter
Mark Salter
John McCain's Senior Advisor
Reverend Al Sharpton
Reverend Al Sharpton
Civil Rights Activist
Shirley Sherrod
Shirley Sherrod
Activist
Manisha Sinha
Manisha Sinha
Historian
John Stauffer
John Stauffer
Historian
Lisa Tetrault
Lisa Tetrault
Historian
Evan Thomas
Evan Thomas
Journalist
Barbara Feinman Todd
Barbara Feinman Todd
Professor Emerita, Georgetown University
Laura Washington
Laura Washington
Journalist
Sarah Weddington
Sarah Weddington
Lawyer & Reproductive Rights Activist
Edward Widmer
Edward Widmer
Historian
Sean Wilentz
Sean Wilentz
Historian
Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward
Associate Editor, The Washington Post
Jeremiah Wright
Jeremiah Wright
Pastor
Andrew Young
Andrew Young
U.S. Ambassador
Zariff
Zariff
President Obama's Barber
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