When The Wall Street Journal slapped the “Why Chinese Mother’s are Superior” headline on an excerpt of Amy Chua’s book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, it sparked a national controversy about parenting that took Chua by surprise. The problem with the subsequent controversy and hate mail that the Yale Law professor received is that [...]
Six-time Grammy-winner John Legend, whose latest project “Wake Up!” finds him paired with The Roots, discusses the socially conscious project tonight. “I was always a bit of a political junkie, even as a kid,” says the singer/songwriter, who is nominated for five Grammy Awards for this latest album. And when it comes to making music [...]
If you haven’t yet heard of The Fighter, you will. The film – starring Mark Wahlberg as boxer “Irish” Micky Ward and Christian Bale as Micky’s half-brother Dicky Eklund – has received seven Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress, a category that two of the film’s actresses – Amy Adams [...]
Country music duo Meghan Linsey and Joshua Scott Jones of Steel Magnolia discuss the success of their first album and share their thoughts on the sophomore jinx. Watch the clip below and tune in to the full conversation tonight.
Academy Award-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins, who stars in “The Rite” and “Thor,” describes the origins of his acting career. Watch the clip below and tune in to the full conversation tonight.
In a preview of tonight’s State of the Union address, Former Senator Bill Bradley explains how the unemployment rate impacts President Obama’s chances for re-election. Bradley suggests that President Obama would increase his chances of re-election if he guaranteed the unemployment rate will be at 7 percent the summer of 2012. Tavis pushes Bradley on [...]
In a recent opinion piece in The New York Times, Ron Chernow, biographer and author of Washington: A Life, takes on the Tea Party’s attempts at identifying with the nation’s founders. Chernow states in the opinion piece, “…any movement that regularly summons the ghosts of the founders as a like-minded group of theorists ends up [...]
Bedbugs are having a moment right now. Every day, it seems, brings another story about these hard-to-kill vermin infesting yet another, increasingly incredible place. Movie theaters, retail chains, office buildings. What’s next? And, while experts agree that bedbugs are becoming a serious problem in this country, very little reportage on the phenomenon does more than [...]
Senior writer for Salon.com Rebecca Traister, whose first book Big Girls Don’t Cry traces the pivotal campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin in the 2008 presidential election cycle, talked to Tavis about how the political landscape has changed for women in America in the past two years. But in a second conversation that continued [...]
On August 31st, when President Obama announced the end of Operation Iraqi Freedom — the U.S. combat mission in Iraq — he was marking the end of a 7-year war that had taken the lives of more than 4,400 troops and cost U.S. taxpayers $750 billion. While Iraq is still plagued with insurgent attacks, sectarian [...]