A leading editor in international journalism for about a decade, Zakaria has been a major contributor to the fourth estate's perspectives on international affairs.
Originally leading a discussion on PBS, he has now joined CNN and continues to pull in a series of amazing guests. His 2008 premiere began with an interview of Tony Blair, and subsequently included influential voices like Bill Gates and the Queen of Jordan.
The academic weight on the panels matches the influential weight of the interviews, frequently including Harvard University's Niall Ferguson among many others.
The interviews are guaranteed to leave you more informed about the world, and the show will make even the tweediest upper-East Coast intellectual feel a bit of a hillbilly.