I can't count the times JT has tipped me off first to the story that soon came to dominate the news cycle." - ROBERT STERLING
Captain Paul Watson is the founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and star of Animal Planet’s “Whale Wars.” He has been at the helm of some 300 ocean-going expeditions with the goal of protecting whales, seals and other animals from hunters and poachers. This week, his organization claimed a huge victory when the International Court of Justice at The Hague ruled against Japan’s whaling activities.
Alex Wagner is the host of “Now with Alex Wagner”, weekdays at noon on MSNBC. Her political analysis can frequently be seen on The Last Word, Hardball, and elsewhere.
Carrie Sheffield is an online columnist for Forbes.com, analyzing political economy, foreign affairs and culture. She is a New York Leader at the Foreign Policy Initiative, serves on the communications committee for 100 Women in Hedge Funds and appears regularly on MSNBC.
Representative Tom Davis served Virginia’s 11th district in the House of Representative for six terms. He is now Director of Federal Government Relations at Deloitte Consulting and President and CEO of theRepublican Main Street Partnership.
Nas joins the panel mid-show to celebrate two decades in the hip-hop/rap industry this year. His re-mastered album, Illmatic XX, drops April 15th. In addition to opening 12AM RUN, a sneaker store in Las Vegas, Nas is developing a semi-autobiographical TV show, Street Dreams.
Errol Morris is the Academy Award-winning director and producer of The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara. His most recent documentary is The Unknown Known , which opens in New York and Los Angeles on April 2nd.
Rep. Keith Ellison represents Minnesota’s 5th district. He is the founder of the Congressional Consumer Justice Caucus, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and author of My Country, ‘Tis of Thee: My Faith, My Family, Our Future.
Simon Schama is a University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University. His latest book is The Story of the Jews: Finding the Right Words 1000 BC–1492 AD and he will host a companion TV miniseries premiering Tuesday, March 25th on PBS.
Sheila Bair is the former chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the author of Bull by the Horns: Fighting to Save Main Street from Wall Street and Wall Street from Itself. She is now senior advisor to The Pew Charitable Trusts and Chair of the Systemic Risk Council, a “private sector, non-partisan body of former government officials and financial and legal experts committed to addressing regulatory and structural issues relating to systemic risk in the United States.”
Shane Smith joins the panel mid-show. He is the co-founder and CEO of VICE Media, as well as the host and executive producer of HBO’s VICE, which airs Fridays at 11pm. The full Season 2 premiere is available on YouTube and HBO Go .