1. Author Jane Smiley

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    "She's the novelist everyone wants to read -- the novelist other writers want to be. And I can tell you, having spent time interviewing her for the program you're about to see, she's the novelist…

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    • Director Richard Linklater

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      "Like Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen, to name two other critically acclaimed if not always commercially successful directors, he has the distinction of making films that are, even at their worst,…

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      • Historian & Author Taylor Branch

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        "It's a challenge when a journalist is put in the awkward position of writing about a friend -- all the more so when that friend happens to be the president-elect of the United States. But for Taylor…

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        • Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

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          "They say that politics and public policy is a man's world, even today - in case you're wondering about the recent convulsions over who the president plays golf with, there's plenty of history there.…

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          • New York Times' Coumnist Gail Collins

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            "She's not as snarky or tart as Maureen Dowd, and her pop culture references aren't as pungent or current as Frank Rich's, and she's not nearly as indignant as Paul Krugman. But Gail Collins more…

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            • UT Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa

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              "Francisco Cigarroa became the 10th Chancellor of the UT System in February, overseeing one of the largest public university systems in the country. Cigarroa, a respected transplant and pediatric…

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              • Texas Governor Rick Perry

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                "If all goes according to plan -- his plan -- and if the various polls are accurate, Rick Perry will be reelected on November 7, and unless he decides midway through his term that he'd like a different…

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                • The Washington Post Columnist E.J. Dionne

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                  "For more than 15 years, E. J. Dionne has shared his opinions about politics, the media and the role of religion in public life with the The Washington Post’s readers. He also serves as a senior…

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                  • Texas Tech Football Coach Mike Leach

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                    "Texas Tech’s Red Raiders were in the running for the national championship last season before their 10-0 streak broke. But to many, the real story from Lubbock is head football coach Mike Leach,…

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                    • Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite

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                      "How can you possibility do justice to introducing, or interviewing, Walter Cronkite? Well, when the legendary 89-year-old journalist returned to Austin and the University of Texas campus in late…

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