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March 16

Walter Isaacson with Doris Kearns Goodwin

Walter Isaacson, a professor of history at Tulane, has been CEO of the Aspen Institute, chair of CNN, and editor of Time. His new book is a biography of the 2020 winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race His books include Leonardo da VinciThe Innovators; Steve JobsEinstein: His Life and UniverseBenjamin Franklin: An American Life; and Kissinger: A Biography, and the coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. He is a host of the show Amanpour and Company on PBS and CNN, a contributor to CNBC, and host of the podcast Trailblazers, from Dell Technologies.

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April 5

An Evening with

Senator Tammy Duckworth

In her memoir, Sen. Tammy Duckworth takes readers through the amazing—and amazingly true—stories from her incomparable life. In November of 2004, an Iraqi RPG blew through the cockpit of Tammy Duckworth’s U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter. The explosion, which destroyed her legs and mangled her right arm, was a turning point in her life. But as Duckworth shows in EVERY DAY IS A GIFT, that moment was just one in a lifetime of extraordinary turns.

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April 12

Diane von Furstenberg with Bozoma Saint John

Diane von Furstenberg, the entrepreneur and philanthropist presents her A-Z guide and manifesto for personal growth and for turning problems into assets. She began her fashion career in 1970. In a 1976 cover story, Newsweek declared her ‘the most remarkable woman since Coco Chanel.’ Her global brand is now available in more than 70 countries worldwide. An active philanthropist, she was president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America from 2006-2019. She has written several books, including Diane: A Signature Life and The Woman I Wanted to Be.

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April 20

Lisa Napoli with Susan Stamberg, Nina Totenberg & Linda Werthheimer

Lisa Napoli  discusses her new book, Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR, a group biography and a captivating account of these four women, their deep and enduring friendships, and the trails they blazed while becoming icons. Napoli utilized her deep connections in news and public radio for the extensive interviews featured throughout the pages. 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of NPR’s first transmission (April 20) and the debut of All Things Considered (May 3); there could not be a more ideal time to celebrate the women whose voices defined public radio and paved the way for all female journalists.

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May 11

An Evening with

Niall Ferguson

“All disasters are in some sense man-made.” In his new book, Doom: The Politics of CatastropheNiall Ferguson explains why we are getting worse, not better, at handling disasters. Niall Ferguson is a historian and the author of sixteen books, including Civilization, The Great Degeneration, Kissinger, 1923–1968: The Idealist, and The Ascent of Money. He is the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is also a regular Bloomberg Opinion columnist. His many prizes include the International Emmy for Best Documentary (2009), the Benjamin Franklin Award for Public Service (2010), and the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award (2016).

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