For AM-1690 in Atlanta, David’s assignment is to simply interview anyone he wants about anything.

Andrew Young

Andy Young is a legendary American who’s life work has been extraordinary. He was one of Martin Luther King’s key lieutenants, a US Congressman, Ambassador to the United Nations and two-term Atlanta Mayor.  He was instrumental in brining the Olympics to Atlanta. 

In this interview he joins David Lewis to discuss the impact that Muhammad Ali had on the lives of all Americans.

Dewey Clarridge

David is joined by an anonymous friend and colleague of legendary spy, Duane “Dewey” Clarridge.  The recently deceased Clarridge was one of the most celebrated and infamous members of the espionage world who battled America’s enemies across the globe, starting in the Cold War.

Peter Bergen

Peter Bergen – a frequent guest on Conversations with David Lewis — was the first western reporter to interview Osama Bin Laden, in 1997, when he met the terrorist leader in a cave in Afghanistan.  The United States of Jihad is Bergen’s most recent book on Bin Laden and those he has inspired.  This book focuses on American jihadis who have joined the terrorist cause.  

Bergen and David Lewis were first colleagues at ABC News and then at CNN. 

Bill Nordmark/John Grant

Executives Nordmark and Grant talk about their efforts to start white and black leaders talking to each other in new and personal ways, through The Atlanta Friendship Initiative.  A brand-new movement launched in the wake of racial incidents over the last year, The Initiative is attracting dozens of people to meet each other in friendship. 

Patrick Phillips

Author Patrick Phillips talks about his new book, Blood At the Root – A Racial Cleansing in America, a searing description of the dark racist history of Forsyth County, just outside Atlanta.

Daniel Demeter

Photographer Daniel Demeter spent years photographing the beauty and diversity of Syria, just before the onset of the current civil war.  His photos are an homage to a culture, an architecture and a history that is now largely destroyed.

Larry Tye

Larry Tye has been a frequent guest on Conversations with David Lewis to talk about his books. This time he’s discussing Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon.  Tye was able to access previously undisclosed documents and people that had never talked before, such as Ethel Kennedy.  

Tye and David went through the Nieman Fellowship at Harvard together. 

John Lewis

John Lewis is an attorney in Atlanta in private practice.  Previously he was a top litigator for Coca Cola and head of its diversity program. He joins David Lewis to discuss “The Conversation” that African-American parents have with their teenage sons about how the world perceives them and how to stay safe in a world filled with special dangers for them. 

 John and David went through the Leadership Atlanta program together. 


Karen Greenberg

Karen J. Greenberg is the Director of the Center on National Security at Fordham University and author of  Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State which examines the conduct of the Obama administration’s conduct in the national security arena.

Andrew Feiler/Stanley Pritchett

Andrew Feiler is an author and photographer whose most recent book – Without Regard to Sex, Race or Color – The Past, Present and Future of One Historically Black College – is a visual portrayal of what happened to Morris Brown College.  He is joined by the school’s President, Dr Stanley Pritchard.