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Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Astrophysicist & Host of Cosmos and StarTalk

American astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium, Neil deGrasse Tyson has become the face of modern astrophysics and is credited with the revitalized popularity of science in America. He is host of StarTalk along with Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. He is a New York Times bestselling author and frequent…

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Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland

Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre

Misty Copeland has been a major star in American cultural life for much of the last decade.  Her rise has been inspirational, but also a feat that not even the ballerina herself had ever expected. At 13, when she discovered ballet Misty was living in a motel room, with her…

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Ken Burns

Ken Burns

Historian and Award-Winning Filmmaker

An award-winning documentary filmmaker, Ken Burns has been making films for over thirty years. He is the creator of such beloved PBS film projects such as The Civil War; Baseball; Jazz; The War; The National Parks, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History; The Vietnam War; and Country Music. The late Stephen…

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Christina Mittermeier

Cristina Mittermeier

Conservation Photographer and Marine Biologist

Awarded National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year in 2018, Mittermeier is the co-founder of the nonprofit Sea Legacy, formed to protect and create healthy and abundant oceans through visual storytelling. A virtuous voice and mind in conservation photography and one of the most influential female photographers in the world, Cristina…

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Bob Eubanks

Bob Eubanks

Emmy Winning Legend presents Backstage with the Beatles

Not many know that Eubanks, the Emmy-winning host of the Newlywed Game is responsible for bringing the young unknown British band, The Beatles, to Southern California in 1964. He produced their historic Hollywood Bowl and Dodger Stadium concerts and continued to produce their tour for the next three years throughout…

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Adm. James Stavridis

Adm. James Stavridis

16th Supreme Allied Commander of NATO

As the 16th Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, Admiral Stavridis stands as one of the most trusted and widely recognized expert on the war in Ukraine. Beginning with a profile of Vladimir Putin based on personal experience, he can outline the origin and state of the conflict, the role of…

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