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The Costa Report™ is a post-partisan talk show for thinking people – citizens who don’t care whether a solution comes from the left, right or center, so long as it works.

Each week The Costa Report goes where the big networks won’t.  And delivers what big talk show hosts don’t.  Costa invites the world’s top newsmakers and thought-leaders to discuss the challenges we now face for one full hour. No sound bites.  No talking points.  No scripting or editing.  From government debt, healthcare and terrorism, to election, education and energy reform, no topic is off-limits.

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March 8, 2013 - Brian Michael Jenkins

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A world-renowned expert in terrorism and kidnappings, Brian Michael Jenkins serves as the Senior Advisor to the President of the RAND Corporation. He is also the Director of the National Transportation Security Center at the Mineta Transportation Institute. Following the World Trade Center bombing in 1993, he was part of the team that identified terrorist threats and developed new security measures. His latest book is The Long Shadow of 9/11: America’s Response to Terrorism.

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March 1, 2013 - William Shatner

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William Shatner gained worldwide fame for his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk in the science fiction television series, Star Trek. He wrote a series of books chronicling his experiences on Star Trek and authored a series of science fiction novels called TekWar that were adapted for television. Shatner also played veteran police officer, T.J. Hooker, hosted the reality based television series, Rescue 911, he starred as Denny Crane in the television dramas The Practice and its spin off Boston Legal, for which he won two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe.

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February 22, 2013 - Christine Todd Whitman

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Governor Whitman served in the cabinet of President George W. Bush as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from 2001 until 2003. She was the 50th Governor of the State of New Jersey, serving as its first woman governor from 1994 until 2001. She is president of The Whitman Strategy Group, a consulting firm that specializes in helping companies find innovative solutions to environmental challenges. Governor Whitman wrote the 2005 New York Times best seller, “It’s My Party Too.”

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February 15, 2013 - Barry McCaffrey

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Barry McCaffrey served in the United States Army for 32 years and retired as a four-star General. At retirement he was the most highly decorated serving General, having been awarded three Purple Heart medals for wounds received in his four combat tours – as well as twice awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the nation’s second highest award for valor. For five years after leaving the military, Barry McCaffrey served as the nation’s Cabinet Officer in charge of U.S. Drug Policy.

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February 8, 2013 - Dennis Ross

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A former special assistant to President Obama, Ambassador Dennis Ross is a scholar on the Middle East. He played a key role in shaping U.S. involvement in the Middle East peace process, working as point man in both the George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton administrations. Ambassador Ross is now counselor at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He’s written many books on the peace process, most recently Myths, Illusions, and Peace: Finding a New Direction for America in the Middle East.

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The Costa Report - June 1st, 2012 Karl Eikenberry

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Karl Eikenberry was the U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan from May 2009 until July 2011, where he led the civilian surge directed by President Obama to reverse insurgent momentum and set the conditions for transition to full Afghan sovereignty. Before that, he had a 35 year career in the United States Army, retiring in April 2009 with the rank of Lieutenant General. His military operational posts included commander and staff officer with mechanized, light, airborne, and ranger infantry units in the continental U.S., Hawaii, Korea, Italy, and Afghanistan as the Commander of the American-led Coalition forces from 2005-2007. He has served in various policy and political-military positions, including Deputy Chairman of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Military Committee; Director for Strategic Planning and Policy for U.S. Pacific Command; U.S. Security Coordinator and Chief of the Office of Military Cooperation in Kabul, Afghanistan; Assistant Army and later Defense Attaché at the United States Embassy in Beijing, China. He is currently a Distinguished Lecturer at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University.

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The Costa Report - February 3, 2012 Alberto Gonzales

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Alberto Gonzales was the 80th Attorney General of the United States, having been appointed to the post by President George W. Bush in February 2005. He was the first Hispanic to hold that position and is the highest-ranking Hispanic government official ever. In addition, he is the only lawyer in the nation’s history to serve as both the White House Counsel and Attorney General. He is widely considered a key architect of the War on Terror and has been very outspoken on such issues as immigration, the rights of children and fighting against sexual predators. He also served as George W. Bush’s General Counsel while he was Governor of Texas, and subsequently as Secretary of State of Texas, and as a Justice on the Texas Supreme Court. He is currently the Doyle Rogers Distinguished Chair of Law at Belmont University, in Nashville, and has also recently joined the law firm of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis.

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The Costa Report - January 27, 2012 Bob Woodruff

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Bob Woodruff is an award-winning broadcast journalist for ABC News. He has covered major stories throughout the country and around the world, and was named co-anchor of ABC’s World News Tonight in December 2005. On January 29, 2006, he was seriously injured by a roadside bomb that struck his vehicle near Taji, Iraq. Just 13 months after being wounded, he returned to ABC News with his first on-air report, To Iraq and Back: Bob Woodruff Reports. This prime time documentary chronicled his traumatic brain injury, painstaking recovery, and the plight of thousands of service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with similar injuries. He continues to cover this topic and was honored with a Peabody Award in 2008 for his reporting on the subject. In February 2007, Woodruff and his wife Lee published the best-selling memoir In An Instant: A Family’s Journey of Love and Healing, chronicling his injuries in Iraq and how their family persevered through a time of intense trauma and uncertainty. They also established the Bob Woodruff Foundation to help heal the physical and hidden wounds of war by providing resources and support to injured service members, veterans and their families. In July 2008, Woodruff began anchoring Focus Earth, a weekly eco-newscast for Planet Green, Discovery Communications’ 24/7 eco-lifestyle network.

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