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Drew Brees Poster

The Itsy Bitsy Spider 

Quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, Drew Brees has a history of success. In addition to his many accolades in football, including his selection as MVP of Super Bowl XLIV, Brees’ success goes beyond the field. In 2003, he established the Brees Dream Foundation, which advances research in the fight against cancer and provides care, education, and opportunities for children in need. It has raised more than $6 million for charitable causes and academic institutions. 


Seth Meyers Poster

Comedic Reader

A graduate of Northwestern University, comedian and actor Seth Meyers began his career performing at Chicago’s ImprovOlympic, before moving on to the Boom Chicago Theater in Amsterdam, Holland. He joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 2001. The recipient of two Writer’s Guild of America Awards, Meyers served as SNL’s head writer and as anchor of its news parody segment Weekend Update from 2006-2014. Meyers currently hosts the talk show Late Night with Seth Meyers.


Rachel Maddow Poster

On the Air Reader
All the King's Men

As the host of The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC, Ms. Maddow covers an array of politics, pop culture, and more through diverse interviews and lively debates. A Rhodes Scholar, Maddow has a doctorate in political science and a background in HIV/AIDS activism and prison reform. She is the author of Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power.


Sendhil Ramamurthy Poster

The Tower Treasure

Born in Chicago and raised in San Antonio, Sendhil Ramamurthy is a multi-talented actor with a strong film and theater background. Sendhil is known for his roles in popular television shows Heroes, Beauty and the Beast, and Covert Affairs. His movie appearances include Blind Guy Driving and Thanks to Gravity


Orlando Bloom Poster

Lord of the Rings

Orlando Bloom first found fame in the Lord of the Rings series playing Legolas, an Elven prince who joins the fellowship. Bloom, a British native, is best known for his roles in Kingdom of Heaven, Troy, and the Pirates of the Caribbean series.