Thom Hartmann is a progressive national and internationally syndicated talk show host whose shows are available in over a half-billion homes worldwide. He's the New York Times bestselling, 4-times Project Censored Award winning author of 24 books in print in 17 languages on five continents. Talkers Magazine named Thom Hartmann as the 8th most important talk show host in America in ‘11, ‘12, and ‘13 (10th the two previous years), and for three of the past five years the #1 most important progressive host, in their “Heavy Hundred” ranking. In addition to his media career, Thom is a successful entrepreneur with ventures including the International Wholesale Travel and its retail subsidiary Sprayberry Travel, generating over a quarter of a billion dollars in revenue. Currently airing on RT America, The Big Picture is owned, produced, and commentated by Thom Hartmann. As with his overall political stance and his talk radio program, The Big Picture is liberal in American politics and primarily focuses on American topics while featuring many debates with conservative personalities. Thom lives on a boat in Washington, DC with his wife, Louise, and their cats.