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Actor Jack Black

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The beloved actor and producer of the 24th Street Theatre production "Walking the Tightrope" shares on the importance of live theater for children, and discusses his latest film and television projects. Continue


Designing a dress of rose petals and horse hair

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


From dresses made of horse hair, swan feathers, and red roses, Enzina Marrari creates garments that bridge fashion design and sculptural art. For more Art Beat: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art Continue


Rapper Tyler, The Creator

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The young rapper, actor, and entrepreneur talks about his multiple projects, and how he has embraced the changing media landscape to share his art. Continue


Actor Isaiah Washington

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The NAACP Image and SAG Award winning actor, producer, activist and author talks about his role in the new film "Blackbird." Continue


Artist layers ads, vintage cartoons like decaying billboards

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Greg Gossel creates mixed-media art from pop culture imagery, typography, texture, found signs and billboard scraps. For more Art Beat: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art/ Continue


Singer/Songwriter Bill Withers

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The legendary singer-songwriter reflects on his career, and shares what it's like to be among this year's inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Continue


1000-year-old dance tradition the Khmer Rouge nearly killed

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Charya Burt trained in and taught classical Cambodian dance in Phnom Penh, where her family suffered oppression by the Khmer Rouge. Now in the Bay Area, she's passing on her art -- and pushing it in new directions. For more Art Beat: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art Continue


Actor Scott Glenn

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The veteran actor discusses his chilling role in the new thriller, "The Barber." Continue


Actor Anton Yelchin

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The talented young actor discusses his roles in two new projects: the romantic film "5 to 7" and the epic thriller "Broken Horses." Continue


Chronicling the 'resistance movement' against cancer

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


We have to know the story of cancer, says Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, because everyone comes in contact with the disease at some point in life. "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies," a new PBS documentary, offers a deep examination of cancer medicine, with signs of hope for the future. Judy Woodruff interviews Mukherjee, author of the book that inspired the series, and executive producer Ken Burns. Continue


Actress Edie Falco

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The multiple Emmy-winning actress dishes on the final season of the Showtime hit series "Nurse Jackie." Continue


Actress Freida Pinto

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The "Slumdog Millionaire" actress talks about her new role in the film "Desert Dancer," about a secret group of dancers in Iran. Continue


Singer Rhiannon Giddens taps America’s deep musical roots

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Rhiannon Giddens has studied opera and fronted a Grammy-winning old-time string band, the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Now her debut solo album, produced by T. Bone Burnett, showcases her range and celebrates the musical influence of American women like Odetta, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton and Nina Simone. She sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss her passion for performing. Continue


Why character, not career, is key to a life of consequence

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


What do Dwight Eisenhower, George Eliot and Dorothy Day all have in common? Besides achieving career success, all overcame a personality weakness -- such as a bad temper or big ego -- that led to internal transformation. Judy Woodruff sits down with David Brooks to discuss his new book, “The Road to Character,” and rethinking our personal priorities. Continue


Musician Hugh Masekela

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The legendary South African trumpeter reflects on his native country's anti-apartheid struggle, and what the past twenty years of freedom have meant to his homeland. Continue


Filmmaker Robert Kenner

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The Academy Award nominated documentarian lifts the curtain on a secretive group of 'spin doctors' in his new film "Merchants of Doubt." Continue


Singer Cassandra Wilson

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The two-time Grammy winner shares on her new project, "Coming Forth By Day," which serves as a tribute to the great Billie Holiday. Continue


AfroPoP I Ladies' Turn

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AfroPop
PBS


In 2009, in Senegal, where “football is king,” a women’s football street tournament is organized for the first time by the association Ladies’ Turn. Despite the passionate commitment of Seyni, the former captain of the women’s national team, and of the women and men that fight at her side, the game is far from won. Continue


Author T. Geronimo Johnson

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The sharp and socially conscious writer discusses the racial issues explored in his latest novel, "Welcome To Braggsville." Continue


The Winans Brothers perform "If God Be For Us"

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The brothers BeBe and Marvin of the supernaturally talented Winans Family perform an inspirational song from their recent album, "Foreign Land." Continue


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