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  • Actor-comedian Dick Van Dyke

    One of the greats of TV’s golden age reflects on his extraordinary career and talks about his memoir, My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business.

    24:12
    Air Date: May 24, 2011
    Actor-comedian Dick Van Dyke
    May 24, 2011 | 24:12
  • Democrat – MD Rep. Chris Van Hollen

    Maryland congressman, the Ranking Member on the House Budget Committee, discusses the federal budget impasse and efforts to reach a compromise.

    12:04
    Air Date: April 6, 2011
    Democrat – MD Rep. Chris Van Hollen
    April 6, 2011 | 12:04
  • Musician-actor Steven Van Zandt

    The musician-actor and writer, exec producer and star of Lilyhammer shares how his series became the first original show on Netflix.

    24:35
    Air Date: February 16, 2012
    Musician-actor Steven Van Zandt
    February 16, 2012 | 24:35
  • Author Iyanla Vanzant

    Motivational speaker shares the painful stories of losing her daughter to a rare form of colon cancer and her grandmother’s mental illness.

    24:14
    Air Date: November 15, 2010
    Author Iyanla Vanzant
    November 15, 2010 | 24:14
  • TV show host Iyanla Vanzant

    The inspirational speaker discusses her new role as host of the TV show, Iyanla, Fix My Life.

    11:36
    Air Date: September 26, 2012
    TV show host Iyanla Vanzant
    September 26, 2012 | 11:36
  • Journalist-filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas

    The founder of the Define American campaign describes his documentary, Documented.

    13:21
    Air Date: October 8, 2014
    Journalist-filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas
    October 8, 2014 | 13:21
  • L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

    Los Angeles mayor and U.S. Conference of Mayors president discusses his city’s reliance on cars and explains why he feels the national immigration debate is wrongheaded.

    12:31
    Air Date: July 18, 2011
    L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
    July 18, 2011 | 12:31
  • Actresses Viola Davis & Octavia Spencer

    The Oscar-nominated actresses passionately discuss their roles in The Help and have a spirited debate about the ambivalence many people have regarding their roles in the film.

    24:37
    Air Date: February 9, 2012
    Actresses Viola Davis & Octavia Spencer
    February 9, 2012 | 24:37
  • “Vision for a New America” – Panel discussion, Part 1

    In part 1 of our special four-night series, Tavis moderates a panel of opinion-makers focusing on the crippling issue of poverty in America.

    25:57
    Air Date: January 22, 2013
    “Vision for a New America” – Panel discussion, Part 1
    January 22, 2013 | 25:57
  • “Vision for a New America” – Panel discussion, Part 2

    The discussion continues with some of the country’s most prominent thinkers and advocates addressing the notion of making poor people a priority in America.

    26:46
    Air Date: January 23, 2013
    “Vision for a New America” – Panel discussion, Part 2
    January 23, 2013 | 26:46
  • “Vision for a New America” – Panel discussion, Part 3

    We continue our broadcast of a special event from Washington—a conversation about one of the most important, but often-forgotten issues of our time: poverty in the U.S.

    26:42
    Air Date: January 24, 2013
    “Vision for a New America” – Panel discussion, Part 3
    January 24, 2013 | 26:42
  • “Vision for a New America” – Panel discussion, Part 4

    We wrap the broadcast of our panel discussion on solutions that are—and are not—working in the war on poverty.

    26:42
    Air Date: January 25, 2013
    “Vision for a New America” – Panel discussion, Part 4
    January 25, 2013 | 26:42
  • Author Sarah Vowell

    Unfamiliar Fishes author discusses the annexations of Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Guam and explains why the summer of 1898 is when the U.S. really became a superpower.

    13:12
    Air Date: April 15, 2011
    Author Sarah Vowell
    April 15, 2011 | 13:12