"You look and you're struck with this thought that, you know, it's a dangerous world and a few people have it in their hands to make it work or destroy it."
Ralph Edwards, 92 -- Creator and host of television's "This Is Your Life," who also produced "Truth or Consequences" and "Name That Tune."
P. Robert Tisch, 79 -- Chairman of the Loews Corporation and co-owner of the New York Giants football team.
Vine Deloria Jr., 72 -- Native-American author whose bestseller, "Custer Died for Your Sins," made him a spokesman for Indian issues.
"What I've tried to do is kind of get the flavor of being an Indian in the Indian community out to a larger audience."
John Fowles, 79 -- Author whose novels "The Magus" and "The French Lieutenant's Woman" won critical praise and commercial success.
"A novel is always between two people -- it's the reader, the writer. And I like really reminding readers of that -- that I expect them to do some work too."
Peter Drucker, 95 -- Business innovator who was considered the father of modern management.
Moustapha Akkad, 75 -- The producer of the "Halloween" horror movies was killed in the Jordan hotel bombings alongside his daughter.
Skitch Henderson, 87 -- Musician who led the band on "The Tonight Show" for more than a decade and later founded the New York Pops.
"I'm really a square. And it was such an incredible education for me when I became part of the NBC music department."
R.C. Gorman, 74 -- Navajo artist who was dubbed "the Picasso of American Indian artists."
Rosa Parks, 92 -- Civil rights pioneer who refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala., bus to a white man. She was considered the catalyst of the civil rights movement.
"People always say what I did. But it wasn't what I did. It was what the driver did when he had me arrested. The only thing I was doing was trying to get home from work. If we were living in a democracy as we should have, we wouldn't, should not have had, been struggling for our equality that was already promised us."
Len Dresslar, 80 -- Voice of the Jolly Green Giant.
Wellington Mara, 89 -- New York Giants football team owner who led the team his father founded to two Super Bowl titles.
"I've had a successful stewardship of what was handed down to me and I take pride in that."
Baker Knight, 72 -- Songwriter who penned songs for Elvis Presley, Paul McCartney, and Ricky Nelson.
Edmund Bacon, 95 -- Philadelphia city planner whose visionary design transformed post-war Philadelphia. He's also the father of six children, including actor Kevin Bacon.
"You can create a vision so powerful, that it will penetrate the collective unconsciousness of the whole gol-darn city and it will get built."
Shirley Horn, 71 -- Jazz musician revered for her distinctive vocal style
Vivian Malone Jones, 63 -- Integrated the University of Alabama and became the first African-American to graduate from the school.
"I felt that I had a right to be here. There was really a revolution going on in the country, and of course you feel that you want to be a part of it."
"We had opened a door. I think the door has opened even a little bit more. But it's still not open fully to black people."
Louis Nye, 92 -- Comic actor who was part of the ensemble cast of "The Steve Allen Show."
C. Delores Tucker, 78 -- Civil rights activist who led a campaign against gangsta rap.