Profile of Oprah Winfrey: Activist & Philanthropist
Oprah Gail Winfrey is considered by many to be the most influential woman in the world. Oprah believes that the causes and sole candidate she champions transcend liberal or conservative labels. Some detractors charge that her top-rated show has a liberal slant.
Profile of Al Franken, Comedian and 2008 Senate Candidate
On February 14, 2007, Air America radio host Al Franken announced his 2008 candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat from Minnesota. Franken holds strongly progressive beliefs, and is a bright, serious intellectual. Franken was a writer/actor on Saturday Night Live for 15 years, and is the author of 4 bestselling political humor books.
Profile of Brad Pitt, Activist & Film Actor
As film star Brad Pitt has aged, the more active he's become in supporting Democratic candidates and causes, including John Kerry in 2004, environmentalism, and global issues of trade, poverty and AIDS. And like close pal George Clooney, Pitt, is increasingly using his film skills and connections to bring political issues to the Hollywood silver...
Profile of Rosie O'Donnell, Liberal Activist & Talk Show Host
Rosie O'Donnell, passionate liberal activist, will assume the moderator role in Sept 2006 on ABC daily daytime talk show "The View." O'Donnell will serve as high-profile liberal foil to outspoken conservative co-host, Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Rosie is a gay activist and Iraq War critic whose worldview "revolves around children."
The Politics of George Clooney, Actor and Liberal Activist
"I'm a liberal. I'm confused when that became a bad word...." actor George Clooney told CNN's Larry King on February 16,2006. "...the liberal movement morally, you know, has stood on the right side of an awful lot of issues. We thought that blacks should be allowed to sit at the front of the bus and women should be able to vote, McCarthy was wrong, Vietnam was a mistake."
Bono's Speech to the 2006 National Prayer Breakfast
This speech was delivered on February 2, 2006 by activist and U2 rocker Bono, to the National Prayer Breakfast, attended by President Bush and hundreds of national leaders. Bono is an energetic, non-partisan AIDS and anti-poverty activist who focuses his crusade on Africa. His remarks have been widely acclaimed as a uniquely powerful blend of faith and the mission of governments.
Profile of Anderson Cooper, Journalist and CNN Anchor
Journalist Anderson Cooper is the impassioned anchor of CNN's 360 Degrees. With his taste for covering in-the-field disasters, events and wars, Cooper embodies a new style of confrontational advocacy journalism.
Jon Stewart, Political Comedian & Healer of Liberal Psyches
With a bestselling book and his wildly popular Comedy Central cable program "The Daily show," Jon Stewart has given comedic voice to liberal frustration over Bush Administration antics. His show has become a leading stop for liberal opinion-makers' appearances. Who is Jon Stewart? Has he always been both funny and political? What about those...
Profile of Christiane Amanpour, CNN Chief International Correspondent
Christiane Amanpour is CNN's Chief International Correspondent and one of the most distinguished and honored TV correspondents in the US. She's also said to be the highest-paid correspondent in the world. She is commonly given entree to situations and events where other journalists are neither welcomed nor allowed. She's considered an authority...