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  • Actor-rapper Ice-T

    Rapper-turned-actor Ice-T reflects on his journey from the streets of South Central L.A. and his decision to turn away from a life of crime, which he chronicles in his memoir, Ice.

    Air Date: May 5, 2011
    Actor-rapper Ice-T
    May 5, 2011 | 10:19
  • Washington Post’s David Ignatius

    Washington Post columnist and best-selling author describes the plot of his latest text, Bloodmoney, and explains why the novel is painted in colors that are true to life.

    Air Date: June 8, 2011
    Washington Post’s David Ignatius
    June 8, 2011 | 9:46
  • Singer-songwriter India.Arie

    The four-time Grammy winner talks about her four-year absence from the public eye and her latest CD, “SongVersation.”

    Air Date: June 20, 2013
    Singer-songwriter India.Arie
    June 20, 2013 | 26:46
  • Songwriter-singer India.Arie

    The multiple Grammy winner explains why the CD, “SongVersation,” is her first in four years.

    Air Date: December 3, 2013
    Songwriter-singer India.Arie
    December 3, 2013 | 10:34
  • Former U.S. ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk

    On the eve of President Obama’s first trip to Israel, the former U.S. ambassador to that country assesses the stakes.

    Air Date: March 18, 2013
    Former U.S. ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk
    March 18, 2013 | 25:44
  • Journalist Paul Ingrassia

    The Pulitzer Prize winner examines the synonym of Detroit and the auto industry, as detailed in Engines of Change, and weighs in on whether the U.S. is doomed for a double-dip recession.

    Air Date: July 12, 2012
    Journalist Paul Ingrassia
    July 12, 2012 | 13:48
  • Innocence Project Panel Discussion Part 1

    In the first of a two-part conversation, Tavis joins Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. and four men who, combined, spent more than 50 years behind bars—despite their innocence.

    Air Date: June 30, 2011
    Innocence Project Panel Discussion Part 1
    June 30, 2011 | 23:51
  • Innocence Project Panel Discussion Part 2

    Tavis continues his conversation on the work being done by Northwestern University, Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition and others in Illinois to combat false convictions.

    Air Date: July 1, 2011
    Innocence Project Panel Discussion Part 2
    July 1, 2011 | 24:01
  • Actor Jeremy Irons

    The Oscar-winning actor describes his latest film, The Words, the types of characters he likes to play and his ever-changing music endeavors.

    Air Date: September 7, 2012
    Actor Jeremy Irons
    September 7, 2012 | 23:44
  • Musician Chris Isaak

    The singer-songwriter, whose new CD is “Beyond the Sun,” discusses the music of Elvis Presley and, with his guitar, demonstrates why he thinks Presley’s music is “just so damn pretty.”

    Air Date: November 15, 2011
    Musician Chris Isaak
    November 15, 2011 | 13:16
  • Classical Guitarist Sharon Isbin

    The world’s best classical guitarist shares her technique and discusses the new documentary about her life and music, Sharon Isbin: Troubadour.

    Air Date: February 16, 2015
    Classical Guitarist Sharon Isbin
    February 16, 2015 | 12:21
  • Singer-songwriter Ron Isley

    Veteran R&B singer-songwriter reveals the history of his cane and talks about his new, first-ever solo project.

    Air Date: November 29, 2010
    Singer-songwriter Ron Isley
    November 29, 2010 | 12:47
  • Writer Pico Iyer

    The award-winning author of The Man Within My Head discusses the character that has haunted him over the years.

    Air Date: February 17, 2012
    Writer Pico Iyer
    February 17, 2012 | 24:22