Notable Participants Involved With the CCA

Following you will find short biographies on several of the notable Americans whom have appeared in CCA presentations. 

Bob Schieffer, broadcast journalism's most experienced Washington reporter, has been anchor and moderator of Face The Nation, CBS News' Sunday public affairs broadcast, since May 1991. He also serves as CBS News' Chief Washington Correspondent and is a regular contributor the the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.


Colin Powell is the former Secretary of State under President George W. Bush. Secretary Powell is also a former professional soldier who rose to the rank of 4-star General, served as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.


Joseph Biden became President of the United States in 2021. He is a former Vice President of the United States who served from 2009 to 2016. He is also a former Senator who served as Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Commitee from 2001 to 2003, and again from 2007 to January 2009. He was first elected to the Senate in 1972 and was the fourth most senior Senator at the time of his resignation to assume the Vice Presidency.


George Stephanopoulos George Stephanopoulos serves as anchor of "Good Morning America," anchor of "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," and is ABC News' chief political correspondent.


Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, daughter of Pres. John F. Kennedy, graduated from Radcliffe (Harvard) and Columbia Law School. In 1990, she published, In Our Defense - The Bill of Rights In Action, and in 1996, co-wrote and published her 2nd book, The Right to Privacy. She also recently published Profiles in Courage for Our Time and edited a collection of works in A Patriot's Handbook.


Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a former Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. She served on the U.S. Surpreme Court from 1993 until her death in September 2020. Ginsburg graduated first in her class from Cornell University and graduated at the top of her class from Columbia Law School.


Former Senator Robert Dole was a 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Army during WWII, where he suffered a seriously disabling injury. He was elected to serve as a member of Congress from 1960 thru 1968, and as a U.S. Senator from 1968 to 1996, during which time he was the Senate Majority Leader from 1985 to 1987 and again from 1995 to 1996, when he became the Republican Presidential candidate.


Dr. Francis Collins Dr. Francis Collins serves as the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In that capacity, he oversees the work of the largest supporter of biomedical research in the world. Prior to that role, he served as the Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute of NIH.