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Singer Dee Dee Bridgewater & Trumpeter Irvin Mayfield

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The Grammy-winning jazz singer, along with renowned trumpeter Irvin Mayfield, talks about and performs from her new album "Dee Dee's Feathers," a tribute to New Orleans. Continue


Sonia Manzano on becoming Sesame Street’s ‘Maria’

PBS NewsHour
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Writer and actor Sonia Manzano played the character of Maria on “Sesame Street” for 44 years before announcing her retirement. In her new memoir, “Becoming Maria,” Manzano recounts her tough childhood in the South Bronx and how she used her experiences to help other children. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Manzano about her journey to playing a beloved role model. Continue


Singer/Songwriter JD Souther

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The accomplished singer and songwriter reveals the creative inspiration behind his latest album, "Tenderness." Continue


TTC Extra: Khadijah Moon

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To The Contrary
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Khadijah Moon's performance at WPFW's Live at Five. Through song and poetry she discusses women issues, #BlackLivesMatter and the Charleston church shooting. Continue


Actress Laura Linney

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Tavis Smiley
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The Oscar-nominated actress talks about her stellar career and her latest film, "Mr. Holmes." Continue


Author Candace Bushnell

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Tavis Smiley
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The bestselling author of "Sex and the City" talks about her latest book, "Killing Monica." Continue


Singer/Songwriter Charlie Wilson

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Tavis Smiley
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The legendary R&B singer and former Gap Band frontman opens up about his life, music, and his new autobiography "I Am Charlie Wilson." Continue


Jazz Pianist Robert Glasper

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Tavis Smiley
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The talented jazz pianist talks about the various genres that influence his music, and what he did to put his own stamp on the classic songs found on his new album, "Covered." Continue


Rapper Michael Render, a.k.a. "Killer Mike" - Part 1

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


In part one of a two-part conversation, the prolific rapper discusses Hip-Hop music's ability to be used as a tool of protest, empowerment, and social change. Continue


Actress Kathy Bates

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The Academy Award-winning actress reflects on her stellar career in film and television, and discusses her work with the Lymphatic Education & Research Network. Continue


New Orleanian Poet Kataalyst Alcindor

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The award-winning New Orleanian artist recites his powerful poem, "Greater than Hurricanes," commemorating the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Continue


Actor Colin Farrell

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Tavis Smiley
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The Golden Globe-winning actor discusses his role in season two of HBO's hit series, "True Detective." Continue


Actress, Dancer & Choreographer Carmen de Lavallade

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Tavis Smiley
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The renowned actress and dancer reflects on her career and her recent autobiographical show, "Carmen de Lavallade: As I Remember It." Continue


Actor/Comedian Chris Tucker

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The actor-comedian discusses his first ever comedy special, "Chris Tucker Live," currently available for streaming on Netflix. Continue


Saxophonist Boney James

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The multiplatinum selling jazz saxophonist talks about and plays a song from his new album, "Futuresoul." Continue


Singer Tanya Tucker

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The iconic country singer reflects on her four decade-long career, and shares why she has decided to return to the stage. Continue


Grateful Dead bids farewell to faithful followers

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Over three days, the legendary, era-defining Grateful Dead offered a series of final concerts at Chicago's Soldier Field. Jeffrey Brown reports on the rock band's long, strange musical trip that has inspired an almost cult-like following among its fans. Continue


Rapper Michael Render, a.k.a. "Killer Mike" - Part 2

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


Part two of our conversation with the influential rap artist about how Hip-Hop music can be used as a tool for political and social change. Continue


Singer Dara Tucker

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The up and coming jazz vocalist discusses her musical influences, and performs a song from her new album, "The Sun Season." Continue


Actor/Director Alan Rickman

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor discusses his new film, "A Little Chaos," which he also directed. Continue


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