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  • Jazz saxophonist Mindi Abair

    Jazz musician explains the challenges of being a female saxophonist and talks about her new release.

    10:25
    Air Date: June 29, 2010
    Jazz saxophonist Mindi Abair
    June 29, 2010 | 10:25
  • Actor Barkhad Abdi

    The first-time actor shares his thoughts about being on many best supporting actor lists for his performance in the film, Captain Phillips.

    12:06
    Air Date: January 14, 2014
    Actor Barkhad Abdi
    January 14, 2014 | 12:06
  • NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    NBA great talks about his latest project, On the Shoulders of Giants, and how his love of history has led to a new career.

    13:21
    Air Date: March 7, 2011
    NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    March 7, 2011 | 13:21
  • Architect Hitoshi Abe

    Internationally acclaimed architect and educator explains why one can’t really prepare for the kind of devastation that his native Sendai, Japan encountered.

    9:52
    Air Date: March 22, 2011
    Architect Hitoshi Abe
    March 22, 2011 | 9:52
  • Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, Part 2

    In part two of his conversation with Tavis, the former lobbyist and author of Capitol Punishment explains what leads to corruption in politicians and the revolving door on Washington’s K Street.

    24:41
    Air Date: April 4, 2012
    Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, Part 2
    April 4, 2012 | 24:41
  • Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, Part 1

    In part 1 of a two-part conversation, the former lobbyist shares his thoughts on being referred to as an “orthodox Robin Hood” and discusses the conflicting feedback he’s receiving for writing his book, Capitol Punishment.

    24:19
    Air Date: April 3, 2012
    Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, Part 1
    April 3, 2012 | 24:19
  • Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff

    The former lobbyist and author of Capitol Punishment weighs in on money in politics and this year’s U.S. Supreme Court campaign finance decisions.

    12:45
    Air Date: July 8, 2014
    Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff
    July 8, 2014 | 12:45
  • Producer-writer-director J.J. Abrams

    Award-winning writer-director discusses his latest film, sci-fi thriller and box office hit Super 8, and explains why he deliberately wanted to keep people in the dark about the film’s plot.

    13:15
    Air Date: June 13, 2011
    Producer-writer-director J.J. Abrams
    June 13, 2011 | 13:15
  • Producer-writer-director J.J. Abrams

    Award-winning writer-director discusses his latest film, sci-fi thriller and box office hit Super 8, and explains why he deliberately wanted to keep people in the dark about the film’s plot.

    13:15
    Air Date: July 25, 2011
    Producer-writer-director J.J. Abrams
    July 25, 2011 | 13:15
  • Writer-director-producer J.J. Abrams

    The Emmy-winning hero to sci-fi followers everywhere previews his TV and film projects.

    26:42
    Air Date: September 24, 2013
    Writer-director-producer J.J. Abrams
    September 24, 2013 | 26:42
  • Producer-director J.J. Abrams

    The Emmy winner offers a peek inside his latest creation, the provocative interactive novel, S.

    26:42
    Air Date: October 30, 2013
    Producer-director J.J. Abrams
    October 30, 2013 | 26:42
  • “NYT” exec editor Jill Abramson

    The new executive editor of The New York Times discusses why it’s a great time to be running the paper and shares what she wants her legacy to be.

    9:37
    Air Date: October 24, 2011
    “NYT” exec editor Jill Abramson
    October 24, 2011 | 9:37
  • Oscar nominees – Academy Award Preview

    Tavis revisits highlights of conversations with several of this year’s Oscar nominees.

    Air Date: February 21, 2011
    Oscar nominees – Academy Award Preview
    February 21, 2011
  • Actress Amy Adams

    2011 Golden Globe nominee for her performance role in The Fighter explains why becoming a mother has made her enjoy acting more.

    11:57
    Air Date: December 15, 2010
    Actress Amy Adams
    December 15, 2010 | 11:57
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