Guest List: May 23, 2014

The Interview:

 Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker and the founder of Define American, a campaign that seeks to elevate the immigration conversation. In a 2011 essay for The New York Times Magazine, Vargas disclosed that he is one of the approximately 12 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. He tells his story in Documented: A Film By an Undocumented American. Screening information can be found at

Twitter: @joseiswriting


The Panel:

Anna Deavere Smith is a playwright and professor of performance studies at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. In addition to being a cast member on Nurse Jackie, she will direct a show in late May at The Public Theater called Public Forum: Talking About Race.

Twitter: @AnnaDeavereS

Michael Smerconish is the host of CNN’s “Smerconish” and SiriusXM Radio’s “The Michael Smerconish Program.” He writes a Sunday column in The Philadelphia Inquirer and his latest book is Talk: A Novel.

Twitter: @smerconish

David Frum is a senior editor at The Atlantic, as well as a CNN contributor and the author of Why Romney Lost. Writing for The Atlantic, Frum recently predicted that the Republican advantage among older voters is a trend that won’t last.

Twitter: @DavidFrum


Sarah Silverman joins the panel to discuss her role in the new film A Million Ways to Die in the West and her involvement in Lady Parts Justice’s “V to Shining V” march to defend women’s reproductive rights. Visit her YouTube channel to watch her discuss the subject with Jesus Christ.

Twitter: @SarahKSilverman


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