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November 8, 2020

  • Rep. Cedric Richmond, (D) Louisiana, Biden campaign co-chair
  • Sen. Joe Manchin, (D) West Virginia
  • Sen. Pat Toomey, (R) Pennsylvania
  • Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA Commissioner

November 1, 2020

  • Ronna McDaniel, Republican National Committee Chairwoman
  • Rep. Val Demings (D-Florida)
  • Jeh Johnson, Former Homeland Security Secretary
  • Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA Commissioner  

October 25, 2020

  • Robert O'Brien, National Security Adviser
  • Gov. Asa Hutchinson, R-Arkansas
  • Mayor Quinton Lucas, D-Kansas City
  • Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA Commissioner  

October 18, 2020

  • Tom Perez, Democratic National Committee Chairman
  • Reince Priebus, Former Republican National Committee Chairman, CBS News Political Analyst
  • Adm. Mike Rogers (Ret.) Former Commander, U.S. Cyber Command, Former Director, National Security Agency
  • Raphael Bostic, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President & CEO
  • Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA Commissioner  

October 11, 2020

  • Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, D- Michigan
  • Ronna McDaniel, Republican National Committee Chairwoman
  • Neel Kashkari, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President
  • Leonard Schleifer, Regeneron Founder, President & CEO
  • Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA Commissioner 

October 4, 2020

  • Robert O'Brien, National Security Adviser
  • Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker
  • Adam Schechter, LabCorp CEO and President 
  • Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA Commissioner 

September 27, 2020

  • Mark Meadows, White House Chief of Staff
  • Don McGahn, Former White House Counsel  
  • Jeh Johnson, Former Homeland Security Secretary
  • Sen. Chris Coons, D-Delaware
  • Doug Parker, American Airlines CEO
  • Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA Commissioner 

September 20, 2020

  • Former President Bill Clinton
  • Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri
  • Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey
  • Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA Commissioner
  • Jan Crawford, CBS News Chief Legal Correspondent
  • Nancy Cordes, CBS News Chief Congressional Correspondent

September 13, 2020

  • Sue Gordon, Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence
  • Scott Kirby, CEO of United Airlines
  • Dr. Albert Bourla, Chairman and CEO of Pfizer
  • Governor Kate Brown, D-Oregon 
  • Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA Commissioner
  • Anthony Salvanto, CBS News Elections & Surveys Director
  • A preview of Scott Pelley's 60 Minutes interview with Bob Woodward about his book 'Rage.' 

September 6, 2020

  • Mohamed el-Erian, Allianz Chief Economic Advisor
  • David M. Rubenstein, Author of The American Story and co-founder and co-executive chairman of The Carlyle Group
  • Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA Commissioner
  • Wes Lowery, "60 in 6" Quibi Correspondent
  • Anthony Salvanto, CBS News Elections & Surveys Director 

August 30, 2020

  • Chad Wolf, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security  
  • Rep. Val Demings, D-Florida
  • Daniel Cameron, Attorney General of Kentucky 
  • Ben Crump, Civil Rights Attorney Representing Family of Jacob Blake 
  • Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA Commissioner
  • James Brown, CBS News Special Correspondent and host of The NFL Today on CBS Sport

August 23, 2020

  • James Comey, Former FBI Director
  • Ronna McDaniel, Republican National Committee Chair
  • Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles
  • Dr. Robert Robbins, President of the University of Arizona
  • Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA Commissioner

August 16, 2020

  • Jared Kushner, White House Senior Adviser
  • Lori Lightfoot, Mayor of Chicago
  • Governor Tate Reeves, (R) Mississippi
  • Dmitri Alperovitch, Former CrowdStrike CTO, co-founder
  • Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA Commissioner

August 9, 2020

  • Robert O'Brien, National Security Adviser
  • Quinton Lucas, Mayor of Kansas City
  • Charles Evans, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Ned Lamont, Connecticut Governor 
  • Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA Commissioner

August 2, 2020

  • Mark Meadows, White House Chief of Staff
  • Rep. James Clyburn, Majority Whip, D-South Carolina 
  • Neel Kashkari, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
  • Vanita Gupta, President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • Anthony Salvanto, CBS News Elections and Surveys Director
  • Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA Commissioner

July 26, 2020

  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
  • Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas 
  • Eugene Woods, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atrium Health
  • Anthony Salvanto, CBS News Elections and Surveys Director
  • Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA Commissioner

July 19, 2020

  • Colin Powell, Former Secretary of State and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D-Atlanta)
  • Dr. Richard Besser, Former CDC Acting Director
  • Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA Commissioner
  • Dr. Michael Drake, President-Elect, University of California System

July 12, 2020

  • Dr. Jerome Adams, U.S. Surgeon General
  • Mayor Kate Gallego (D-Phoenix)
  • Terry Shaw, AdventHealth CEO
  • Tom Wyatt, CEO KinderCare
  • Anthony Salvanto, CBS News Elections & Surveys Director  
  • Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA Commissioner 

July 5, 2020

  • Ambassador John Bolton, Former National Security Adviser
  • Carlos Giménez, Miami-Dade County Mayor
  • Sylvester Turner, Houston Mayor
  • Stephen Kaufer, TripAdvisor CEO
  • Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics
  • Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA Commissioner 

June 28, 2020

  • Vice President Mike Pence
  • Gov. Jay Inslee, Washington
  • Sen. Tim Scott, South Carolina
  • Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
  • Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA Commissioner 

June 21, 2020

  • Chad Wolf, Acting Homeland Security Secretary
  • Senator Mark Warner, D-Virginia
  • Jide Zeitlin, Tapestry CEO
  • Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA Commissioner
  • Jamelle Bouie, New York Times Columnist

June 14, 2020

  • Sen. Tim Scott R-South Carolina
  • Sen. Cory Booker D-New Jersey
  • Carmen Best, Seattle Chief of Police
  • Robert S. Kaplan, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA Commissioner
  • John Dickerson, "60 Minutes" Correspondent 

June 7, 2020

  • William Barr, Attorney General
  • Condoleezza Rice, Former Secretary of State
  • Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA Commissioner

May 31, 2020

  • Benjamin Crump Floyd Family Attorney
  • Mayor Melvin Carter, D-St. Paul, MN
  • Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, D-Atlanta
  • Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA Commissioner  

May 24, 2020

  • Robert O'BrienNational Security Adviser
  • Michael Chertoff, Former Homeland Security Secretary
  • Eric Rosengren, President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  • Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA Commissioner
  • Geoffrey BallottiPresident & CEO, Wyndham Hotels Group

May 17, 2020

  • Alex Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Services
  • Rep. Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker
  • Gary Cohn, Former Director of the National Economic Council
  • Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA Commissioner
  • Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America

May 10, 2020

  • Kevin Hassett, White House Economic Adviser
  • Eric Schmidt, Former CEO and Chairman of Google
  • Dr. Christopher Murray, Director, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington
  • Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA Commissioner
  • James Ryan, President, University of Virginia

May 3, 2020

  • Gov. JB Pritzker D, Illinois
  • Daniel O'Day, Chairman and CEO, Gilead Sciences
  • Gary Kelly, Chairman and CEO, Southwest Airlines
  • Raphael Bostic, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA Commissioner

April 26, 2020

  • Gov. Larry Hogan, R, Maryland
  • Mayor London Breed, D, San Francisco, CA
  • Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America
  • Barry Diller, Chairman and Senior Executive of IAC and Expedia Group
  • Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA Commissioner

April 19, 2020

  • Gov. Charlie Baker, Massachusetts
  • Scott Gottlieb, M.D., Former FDA Commissioner
  • Deborah Birx, White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator
  • King Abdullah II of Jordan
  • Suzanne Clark, President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

April 12, 2020

  • Gov. Phil Murphy, New Jersey
  • Scott Gottlieb, M.D., Former FDA Commissioner
  • Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York
  • Christopher Murray, M.D., Director, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington
  • Neel Kashkari, President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
  • Lori Lightfoot, Mayor of Chicago 

April 5, 2020

  • Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
  • Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb
  • Michael Dowling, President & CEO, Northwell Health
  • James Bullard, President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
  • Dr. Luana Marques, President, Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)

March 29, 2020

  • Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb
  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
  • Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards
  • Dr. Gianrico Farrugia, Mayo Clinic CEO and President
  • Dr. David Heymann, WHO special adviser

March 22, 2020

  • Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, @ScottGottliebMD
  • Gary Cohn, Former National Economic Council Director
  • Richard Pollack, American Hospitals Association CEO/President
  • Frederick W. Smith, FedEx CEO/President

March 15, 2020

  • Larry Kudlow, Director, National Economic Council, @larry_kudlow
  • Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, @ScottGottliebMD

March 8, 2020

March 1, 2020

February 23, 2020

  • Former Vice President Joe Biden@JoeBiden
  • National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien
  • Anthony Salvanto, CBS News Elections & Surveys Director, @SalvantoCBS
  • Ed O'Keefe, CBS News Political Correspondent, @edokeefe

February 16, 2020

February 9, 2020

February 2, 2020

  • Representative Adam Schiff@RepAdamSchiff
  • National Security Adviser Robert Obrien
  • Democratic Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg@PeteButtigieg
  • DNC Chair Ronna McDaniel@GOPChairwoman
  • Anthony Salvanto, CBS News Elections & Surveys Director, @SalvantoCBS
  • Ed O'Keefe, CBS News Political Correspondent, @edokeefe

January 26, 2020

January 19, 2020

  • Former National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn
  • Represenative  Jerry Nadler, Judiciary Committee Chairman, @RepJerryNadler
  • Senator John Cornyn, @JohnCornyn
  • Susan Page ,Washington Bureau Chief, USA Today @SusanPage
  • Gerald Seib Executive Washington Editor, Wall Street Journal @GeraldFSeib
  • Ed O'Keefe, CBS News Political Correspondent, @edokeefe
  • Weijia Jiang, CBS News White House Correspondent, @weijia

January 12, 2020

January 5, 2020

  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (@SecPompeo)
  • Gen. David Petraeus (Ret) Former Commander in Chief of Central Command, former CIA director
  • Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida (@marcorubio), Foreign Relations Committee
  • Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Connecticut (@ChrisMurphyCT), Foreign Relations Committee
  • Tom Perez, DNC Chair (@TomPerez)
  • CBS News Foreign Correspondent Holly Williams (@HollyMAWilliams) reports from Iraq
  • CBS News National Security Correspondent David Martin (@CBSDavidMartin)
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