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APB's television speakers include some of the most notable names to ever grace the small screen. As diverse as the television medium itself, our roster can cover virtually any topic. From uplifting and inspirational to informative and educational (and everything in between!), our speakers on television offer a wide array of presentations.

Television

Award-Winning Actor, Lost

An award-winning actor known for his role as "Benjamin Linus" in the hit series Lost, Michael Emerson is a 2009 Emmy Award winner for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and a 2010 Golden Globe nominee for Best Performance by an Actor...

Broadcaster, Musician & Social Entrepreneur

Musician, actor, activist and speaker Derrick Ashong is host of "D.N.A." on FUSION, and former host of "The Derrick Ashong Experience" and Al Jazeera English's The Stream.

Academy Award-Winning Actress & Cancer Survivor

Kathy Bates is an Oscar-winning actress for her role in 1990's Misery. Diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2003, she is now in remission.

Award-Winning Actress & Activist

Best known for her role as "Gabrielle Solis" on the ABC megahit Desperate Housewives, Eva Longoria is a gifted actress & dedicated activist who works to raise ovarian cancer awareness. She is also founder of the nonprofit Eva's Heroes...

Actor & Comedian

American actor, comedian, and one-time game show host, Sparks is known for his witty additions to VH1 and his role as "Michael Novotny" on the American television series Queer as Folk.

Star of The Big Bang Theory & Neuroscientist

Talented and multifaceted, Mayim Bialik - best known for her roles on Blossom and The Big Bang Theory - has a Ph.D. in neuroscience, studies Judaism and practices natural living.

Winner of 'Survivor: Cook Islands'

Defying racial stereotypes about Asian American men in the media, Kwon led a multi-ethnic team to victory in the controversial, racially segregated 2006 season of Survivor.

Author & CBS Contributor

After ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff was wounded in Iraq, he and his wife, speaker Lee Woodruff, penned the best-selling In an Instant to help others cope with crisis.

Former Juvenile Court Judge & Star of Judge Hatchett

Nationally recognized as an expert on juvenile & social issues, Judge Glenda Hatchett garnered national appeal for her award-winning show, Judge Hatchett. She is the author of Dare to Take Charge.

Rapper & Actor, Law & Order: SVU

Hip-hop pioneer currently starring on Law and Order: SVU, Ice-T has risen up from the harsh realities of growing up disadvantaged to become a successful entertainer and entrepreneur. Serving as a sobering, yet inspirational, role model,...

Documentary Filmmaker

Named "the most accomplished documentary filmmaker of his generation" by The New York Times, speaker Ken Burns produced unparalleled features such as The Civil War and Lewis and Clark.

The Science Guy

Nye has spent most of his life making science and technology entertaining and accessible. Combining his talents as a scientist, inventor, comedian, keynote speaker, and author, he has attracted adults and children to the wonders of science. Nye's...

Emmy Award-Winning Actor & Film Producer

Award-winning actor Joe Pantoliano has made it his mission to put a face on the issue of mental health. He works to "stomp the stigma" associated with brain disease, and offers hope to those affected.

Anchor, Anderson Cooper 360°

As host of CNN's Anderson Cooper 360, speaker Anderson Cooper presents the news in an unconventional and wide-ranging format.

Emmy-Winning Journalist

Maria Hinojosa is an award-winning trailblazer in news and investigative journalism, as well as Anchor of NPR's Peabody-Winning Latino USA. Her over 25-year history reporting on critical issues and focusing on the changing cultural and...

Emmy-Winning Journalist

An Emmy-winning journalist, speaker Charlie Rose has been praised as "one of America's premier interviewers." He sparks in-depth discussions on issues and ideas of our time.

Television Host, Author & Comedian

The legendary host of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, his “everyman” style and personality have helped him earn millions of fans worldwide. He has been touted as one of the nicest entertainers in show business and the hardest working -- a...

TV Icon & Host of The Ellen DeGeneres Show

A beloved TV icon and entertainment pioneer, Ellen DeGeneres has resonated with audiences from her first stand-up comedy appearances to her current work as the host of the Emmy-winning Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Co-Host of The View / Comedian

As co-host of The View, speaker Joy Behar has entertained and informed daytime audiences for years. She is also the host of CNN's The Joy Behar Show.

Comedian

Bill Maher is one of the most politically astute comedians in America today. His unflinching honesty and commitment to never pulling a punch have garnered him the respect and admiration of millions of fans. In 2003, Maher launched Real Time...

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