Connecticut Forum Panelists

More than 400 world-renowned panelists have had their say about hundreds of provocative issues at Connecticut Forum evenings, which are live, unscripted and completely unpredictable.

Adam Savage Adam Savage
Aisha Tyler Aisha Tyler
Al Franken Al Franken
Al Jean Al Jean
Alan Alda Alan Alda
Alan Keyes Alan Keyes
Albert Shanker Albert Shanker
Alec Baldwin Alec Baldwin
Alexander McCall Smith Alexander McCall Smith
Alice Waters Alice Waters
Alison Stewart Alison Stewart
Allison Russell Allison Russell
Amy Tan Amy Tan
Amy Webb Amy Webb
Andrew Cuomo Andrew Cuomo
Andrew Solomon Andrew Solomon
Andrew Sullivan Andrew Sullivan
Andy Rooney Andy Rooney
Anita Hill Anita Hill
Anjali Kumar Anjali Kumar
Ann Coulter Ann Coulter
Ann Lewis Ann Lewis
Anna Quindlen Anna Quindlen
Anne-Marie Slaughter Anne-Marie Slaughter
Anthony Bourdain Anthony Bourdain
Anthony Leiserowitz Anthony Leiserowitz
Antonio Villaraigosa Antonio Villaraigosa
Arianna Huffington Arianna Huffington
Arne Duncan Arne Duncan
Art Buchwald Art Buchwald
Arthur Ashe Arthur Ashe
Arthur Caplan Arthur Caplan
Arthur Miller Arthur Miller
Ashley Judd Ashley Judd
Atul Gawande Atul Gawande
Audie Cornish Audie Cornish
Azar Nafisi Azar Nafisi
Baratunde Thurston Baratunde Thurston
Barbara Ehrenreich Barbara Ehrenreich
Ben Bradlee Ben Bradlee
Ben Wattenberg Ben Wattenberg
Benazir Bhutto Benazir Bhutto
Bernard Kalb Bernard Kalb
Betty Shabazz Betty Shabazz
Beverly Sills Beverly Sills
Bill Cosby Bill Cosby
Bill Flanagan Bill Flanagan
Bill Moyers Bill Moyers
Bill Russell Bill Russell
Bill T. Jones Bill T. Jones
Bill Taylor Bill Taylor
Billie Jean King Billie Jean King
Bishop Gene Robinson Bishop Gene Robinson
Bo Jackson Bo Jackson
Bob Arnot Bob Arnot
Bob Beckel Bob Beckel
Bob Edwards Bob Edwards
Bob Englehart Bob Englehart
Bob Ryan Bob Ryan
Bob Saget Bob Saget
Bob Weir Bob Weir
Bob Woodward Bob Woodward
Bonnie Steinbock Bonnie Steinbock
Brandon Stanton Brandon Stanton
Brian Skerry Brian Skerry
Brooke Gladstone Brooke Gladstone
Bucky Dent Bucky Dent
Calvin Sims Calvin Sims
Calvin Trillin Calvin Trillin
Carlton Fisk Carlton Fisk
Carrie Brownstein Carrie Brownstein
Cathy Park Hong Cathy Park Hong
Cecile Richards Cecile Richards
Charles Blow Charles Blow
Charles Ogletree Charles Ogletree
Charlie Rose Charlie Rose
Cheryl Strayed Cheryl Strayed
Chion Wolf Chion Wolf
Chris Wallace Chris Wallace
Chris Webber Chris Webber
Christopher Buckley Christopher Buckley
Christopher Hitchens Christopher Hitchens
Christopher Janney Christopher Janney
Chuck D Chuck D
Chuck Klosterman Chuck Klosterman
Clark Kent Ervin Clark Kent Ervin
Colin Cowherd Colin Cowherd
Colin McEnroe Colin McEnroe
Colson Whitehead Colson Whitehead
Connie Schultz Connie Schultz
Cornel West Cornel West
Craig Newmark Craig Newmark
D.L. Hughley D.L. Hughley
Dacher Keltner Dacher Keltner
Dan Esty Dan Esty
Dan Quayle Dan Quayle
Dan Savage Dan Savage
Danah Boyd Danah Boyd
Daniel Handler, a.k.a. Lemony Snicket Daniel Handler, a.k.a. Lemony Snicket
Danny Glover Danny Glover
Danny Meyer Danny Meyer
Daphne Koller Daphne Koller
Daryl Gates Daryl Gates
Dave Eggers Dave Eggers
David Brooks David Brooks
David Chang David Chang
David Fahrenthold David Fahrenthold
David Gergen David Gergen
David Halberstam David Halberstam
David Ignatius David Ignatius
David Javerbaum David Javerbaum
David Kessler David Kessler
David Kong David Kong
David McCullough David McCullough
David Simon David Simon
Davis Guggenheim Davis Guggenheim
Deborah Gist Deborah Gist
Deborah Norville Deborah Norville
Derek Humphry Derek Humphry
Diana Nyad Diana Nyad
Dick Cavett Dick Cavett
Doris Kearns Goodwin Doris Kearns Goodwin
Douglas Brinkley Douglas Brinkley
Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
Duff Goldman Duff Goldman
E.O. Wilson E.O. Wilson
Ed Gordon Ed Gordon
Eddie Davis Eddie Davis
Edward Asner Edward Asner
Edward James Olmos Edward James Olmos
Edwin Meese III Edwin Meese III
Eileen Kraus Eileen Kraus
Eli Newberger Eli Newberger
Elie Wiesel Elie Wiesel
Elizabeth Edwards Elizabeth Edwards
Elizabeth Gilbert Elizabeth Gilbert
Ellen Goodman Ellen Goodman
Erin Brockovich Erin Brockovich
Esther Perel Esther Perel
Evan Osnos Evan Osnos
Ezra Klein Ezra Klein
Fareed Zakaria Fareed Zakaria
Father Tom Hartman Father Tom Hartman
Faye Wattleton Faye Wattleton
Flip Wilson Flip Wilson
Florence Henderson Florence Henderson
Forrest Sawyer Forrest Sawyer
Francis Fukuyama Francis Fukuyama
Frank Deford Frank Deford
Frank McCourt Frank McCourt
Frank Rich Frank Rich
Fred Armisen Fred Armisen
Freeman A. Hrabowski, III Freeman A. Hrabowski, III
Gabrielle Hamilton Gabrielle Hamilton
Gail Simmons Gail Simmons
Gary Wendt Gary Wendt
Gene Wilder Gene Wilder
General John F. Kelly General John F. Kelly
Geno Auriemma Geno Auriemma
Geoffrey Canada Geoffrey Canada
Geoffrey Fieger Geoffrey Fieger
George McGovern George McGovern
George Mitchell George Mitchell
Gerry Spence Gerry Spence
Gina Barreca Gina Barreca
Gina Kolata Gina Kolata
Gina McCarthy Gina McCarthy
Glenda Hatchett Glenda Hatchett
Gloria Steinem Gloria Steinem
Gordon Parks Gordon Parks
Gwen Ifill Gwen Ifill
Hank Schwartz Hank Schwartz
Harry Shearer Harry Shearer
Heather Cox Richardson Heather Cox Richardson
Heather MacDonald Heather MacDonald
Henry Fernandez Henry Fernandez
Henry Kissinger Henry Kissinger
Henry Winkler Henry Winkler
Hodding Carter Hodding Carter
Howard Dean Howard Dean
Howard Gardner Howard Gardner
Hugh Hewitt Hugh Hewitt
Irshad Manji Irshad Manji
Jack Kemp Jack Kemp
Jack Trout Jack Trout
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Jacqueline Woodson Jacqueline Woodson
Jacques Pépin Jacques Pépin
James Carville James Carville
James Stavridis James Stavridis
Jamila Wideman Jamila Wideman
Jane & Michael Stern Jane & Michael Stern
Jane Alexander Jane Alexander
Jaron Lanier Jaron Lanier
Jason Alexander Jason Alexander
Jason Reitman Jason Reitman
Jeane Kirkpatrick Jeane Kirkpatrick
Jean-Michel Cousteau Jean-Michel Cousteau
Jeanne White Jeanne White
Jeff Greenfield Jeff Greenfield
Jeff Tweedy Jeff Tweedy
Jeffrey Brown Jeffrey Brown
Jeffrey Sonnenfeld Jeffrey Sonnenfeld
Jelani Cobb Jelani Cobb
Jen Weiner Jen Weiner
Jennifer Michael Hecht Jennifer Michael Hecht
Jessica Jackley Jessica Jackley
Jessica Williams Jessica Williams
Jill Lepore Jill Lepore
Jimmy Rogers Jimmy Rogers
Jimmy Wales Jimmy Wales
Joan Borysenko Joan Borysenko
Joan Rivers Joan Rivers
Jody Williams Jody Williams
Joe Marshall Joe Marshall
Joe Queenan Joe Queenan
Joel Klein Joel Klein
John Dankosky John Dankosky
John Forté John Forté
John Hodgman John Hodgman
John Irving John Irving
John Legend John Legend
John Moe John Moe
John Naisbitt John Naisbitt
John Read John Read
John Rosemond John Rosemond
John Sununu John Sununu
Joi Ito Joi Ito
Jon Batiste Jon Batiste
Jon Meacham Jon Meacham
Jon Schnur Jon Schnur
Jonah Lehrer Jonah Lehrer
Jonathan Capehart Jonathan Capehart
Jonathan Franzen Jonathan Franzen
Jonathan Kozol Jonathan Kozol
Jonathan Zittrain Jonathan Zittrain
José  Andrés José Andrés
Jose Antonio Vargas Jose Antonio Vargas
Joseph Califano Joseph Califano
Joseph Ellis Joseph Ellis
Joy Reid Joy Reid
Joyce Carol Oates Joyce Carol Oates
Joycelyn Elders Joycelyn Elders
Juan Enriquez Juan Enriquez
Juan Williams Juan Williams
Judy Jarvis Judy Jarvis
Julia Gillard Julia Gillard
Julian Bond Julian Bond
Julian Castro Julian Castro
Julie Snyder Julie Snyder
Julie Taymor Julie Taymor
Karl Rove Karl Rove
Kate Crawford Kate Crawford
Katharine Graham Katharine Graham
Katty Kay Katty Kay
Kay Redfield Jamison Kay Redfield Jamison
Ken Burns Ken Burns
Kevin Phillips Kevin Phillips
Kevin Roose Kevin Roose
Kim Polese Kim Polese
Kimberley Martin Kimberley Martin
Kurt Vonnegut Kurt Vonnegut
Kyle Maynard Kyle Maynard
Lani Guinier Lani Guinier
Larry Brilliant Larry Brilliant
Larry Kramer Larry Kramer
Laura D'Andrea Tyson Laura D'Andrea Tyson
Laura Ingraham Laura Ingraham
Lauren Groff Lauren Groff
Laurie Santos Laurie Santos
Leonard Lopate Leonard Lopate
Lesley Stahl Lesley Stahl
Lily Eskelsen Lily Eskelsen
Linda Cohn Linda Cohn
Linda Ellerbee Linda Ellerbee
Lisa Genova Lisa Genova
Lisa Sowle Cahill Lisa Sowle Cahill
Liz Cheney Liz Cheney
Loretta Lynch Loretta Lynch
Louise Leakey Louise Leakey
Lucy Nalpathanchil Lucy Nalpathanchil
Lyle Lovett Lyle Lovett
Lynsey Addario Lynsey Addario
M.T. Winter M.T. Winter
Majora Carter Majora Carter
Malcolm Gladwell Malcolm Gladwell
Manning Marable Manning Marable
Marc Maron Marc Maron
Marc Rubera Marc Rubera
Marcus Samuelsson Marcus Samuelsson
Margaret Carlson Margaret Carlson
Margaret Farley Margaret Farley
Margaret Warner Margaret Warner
Mario Batali Mario Batali
Mario Cuomo Mario Cuomo
Martina Navratilova Martina Navratilova
Mary Catherine Bateson Mary Catherine Bateson
Mary Fisher Mary Fisher
Mary Hynes Mary Hynes
Mary Matalin Mary Matalin
Matthew Dowd Matthew Dowd
Melissa Harris-Perry Melissa Harris-Perry
Merle & Marshall Goldman Merle & Marshall Goldman
Mia Farrow Mia Farrow
Michael Bloomberg Michael Bloomberg
Michael Gerson Michael Gerson
Michael Kinsley Michael Kinsley
Michael Moore Michael Moore
Michael Pollan Michael Pollan
Michel Martin Michel Martin
Michele Norris Michele Norris
Michelle Bernard Michelle Bernard
Michelle Obama Michelle Obama
Michelle Shinsecki Michelle Shinsecki
Mike Francesa Mike Francesa
Mike McCurry Mike McCurry
Miranda July Miranda July
Mitch Hurwitz Mitch Hurwitz
Mo Rocca Mo Rocca
Molly Ivins Molly Ivins
Morgan Tuck Morgan Tuck
Morley Safer Morley Safer
Morris Dees Morris Dees
Mort Sahl Mort Sahl
Nadine Strossen Nadine Strossen
Nancy Giles Nancy Giles
Neil deGrasse Tyson Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil Gaiman Neil Gaiman
Neil Willenson Neil Willenson
Neri Oxman Neri Oxman
Newt Gingrich Newt Gingrich
Nicholas Kristof Nicholas Kristof
Nicholas Negroponte Nicholas Negroponte
Nicholas Payton Nicholas Payton
Nicholas Thompson Nicholas Thompson
Nick Offerman Nick Offerman
Nikole Hannah-Jones Nikole Hannah-Jones
Nile Rodgers Nile Rodgers
Nita Farahany Nita Farahany
Norah O`Donnell Norah O`Donnell
Norman Schwarzkopf Norman Schwarzkopf
Oliver North Oliver North
Oliver Sacks Oliver Sacks
Omar Wasow Omar Wasow
Oscar Arias Oscar Arias
P.J. O'Rourke P.J. O'Rourke
Pat Buchanan Pat Buchanan
Patti Smith Patti Smith
Paul Bloom Paul Bloom
Paul Nicklen Paul Nicklen
Peggy Noonan Peggy Noonan
Pete Hamill Pete Hamill
Pete Souza Pete Souza
Peter Sagal Peter Sagal
Peter Salgo Peter Salgo
Phil Donahue Phil Donahue
Priya Krishna Priya Krishna
Rabbi Harold Kushner Rabbi Harold Kushner
Rabbi Marc Gellman Rabbi Marc Gellman
Ralph Nader Ralph Nader
Ralph Reed Ralph Reed
Randal Pinkett Randal Pinkett
Randy Cohen Randy Cohen
Ray Suarez Ray Suarez
Rebecca Lobo Rebecca Lobo
Rev Peter Gomes Rev Peter Gomes
Rev. James Forbes, Jr. Rev. James Forbes, Jr.
Reza Aslan Reza Aslan
Rhiannon Giddens Rhiannon Giddens
Richard Armitage Richard Armitage
Richard Holbrooke Richard Holbrooke
Richard Perle Richard Perle
Rick Pitino Rick Pitino
Rita Braver Rita Braver
Rob Bartlett Rob Bartlett
Rob Reiner Rob Reiner
Robert Ballard Robert Ballard
Robert Gallo Robert Gallo
Robert Klein Robert Klein
Robert Reich Robert Reich
Robin Roberts Robin Roberts
Robin Wright Robin Wright
Rod Paige Rod Paige
Roland Fryer Roland Fryer
Ron Brown Ron Brown
Ron Compton Ron Compton
Ronan Farrow Ronan Farrow
Rory Kennedy Rory Kennedy
Rosabeth Moss Kanter Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Roxane Gay Roxane Gay
Ruth Reichl Ruth Reichl
Sallie Krawcheck Sallie Krawcheck
Salman Rushdie Salman Rushdie
Sam Donaldson Sam Donaldson
Sam Sanders Sam Sanders
Sam Sifton Sam Sifton
Samantha Bee Samantha Bee
Samantha Power Samantha Power
Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
Sarah Brady Sarah Brady
Sarah Koenig Sarah Koenig
Senator Christopher Dodd Senator Christopher Dodd
Seth Meyers Seth Meyers
Shepard Smith Jr. Shepard Smith Jr.
Sherry Turkle Sherry Turkle
Sherwin Nuland Sherwin Nuland
Sheryl WuDunn Sheryl WuDunn
Soledad O'Brien Soledad O'Brien
Spike Lee Spike Lee
Stacy Schiff Stacy Schiff
Stanley Crouch Stanley Crouch
Stephan Paternot Stephan Paternot
Stephen Carter Stephen Carter
Stephen F. Hayes Stephen F. Hayes
Stephen Shapiro Stephen Shapiro
Sterling Sharpe Sterling Sharpe
Steve Roberts Steve Roberts
Steven Pinker Steven Pinker
Story Musgrave Story Musgrave
Stuart Varney Stuart Varney
Studs Terkel Studs Terkel
Sue Bird Sue Bird
Suleika Jaouad Suleika Jaouad
Susan Butcher Susan Butcher
Susan Cain Susan Cain
Susan Campbell Susan Campbell
Suzan-Lori Parks Suzan-Lori Parks
Sylvia Ann Hewlett Sylvia Ann Hewlett
Sylvia Earle Sylvia Earle
Tedy Bruschi Tedy Bruschi
Temple Grandin Temple Grandin
Thelma Golden Thelma Golden
Thomas Friedman Thomas Friedman
Thomas Moore Thomas Moore
Tig Notaro Tig Notaro
Tim Gunn Tim Gunn
Tim Long Tim Long
Tim Robbins Tim Robbins
Tim Shriver Tim Shriver
Timothy Ferris Timothy Ferris
Tina Brown Tina Brown
Todd Krizelman Todd Krizelman
Tom Colicchio Tom Colicchio
Tom Ridge Tom Ridge
Tom Whittaker Tom Whittaker
Toni Morrison Toni Morrison
Tony Blankley Tony Blankley
Tony Kushner Tony Kushner
Tony Snow Tony Snow
Tracy K. Smith Tracy K. Smith
Trey Anastasio Trey Anastasio
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer
Vince Gilligan Vince Gilligan
Vincent Ferrandino Vincent Ferrandino
Virginia Heffernan Virginia Heffernan
Walter Cronkite Walter Cronkite
Walter Isaacson Walter Isaacson
Wendy Kopp Wendy Kopp
Werner Pfeiffer Werner Pfeiffer
Wes Moore Wes Moore
Wesley Morris Wesley Morris
Will Allen Will Allen
Will Miller Will Miller
Willard Gaylin Willard Gaylin
William Bennett William Bennett
William F. Buckley Jr. William F. Buckley Jr.
William Gray III William Gray III
William Magee William Magee
William Pollack William Pollack
William Proxmire William Proxmire
William Rhoden William Rhoden
Yamiche Alcindor Yamiche Alcindor
Yeardley Smith Yeardley Smith
Yo-Yo Ma Yo-Yo Ma
Zbigniew Brzezinski Zbigniew Brzezinski