Stand up comic John Kawie. The Arab-American hails from Springfield, Conn. He's worked in concert with fellow comics Dennis Miller and Howie Mandel, and has been a contributor to Comedy Central's "Politically Incorrect." He appears regularly on Comedy Central's "Stand-up, Stand-up."
Former U.S. senator James G. Abourezk (AB-er-esk). In his new memoir, "Advise and Dissent," Abourezk tells of Arab-American heritage, his coming of age in the North Dakota Indian country, his early political days, his 8 years in Congress, and his decision not to run for re-election in 1979. These days Abourezk is an attorney in Washington, D.C., and is National Chairman of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.