Thought Leader Award

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting Thought Leader Award was created in 2012 to recognize and honor American leaders who affirm the essential services that public media provides to citizens in education, journalism, and the arts.

2016

Lucille Roybal-Allard

U.S. Congresswoman
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2015

Richard Lugar

Former U.S. Senator, Indiana
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2014

Susan Collins

U.S. Senator
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2013

Wes Moore

Author and youth advocate
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Bob Wise

President, Alliance for Excellent Education
Former Governor of West Virginia
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2012

Anna Deavere Smith

Actress and playwright
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Tom Ridge

Former U.S. Congressman, Governor of Pennsylvania, and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security
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