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  • Singer-songwriter Martina McBride

    The four-time CMA female vocalist of the year explains why she’s charting new territory on her latest CD, “Everlasting.”

    Air Date: March 20, 2014
    Singer-songwriter Martina McBride
    March 20, 2014
  • African American history scholar Dr. Peniel E. Joseph

    The award-winning writer dissects his groundbreaking biography of the controversial Black activist, Stokely Carmichael.

    Air Date: March 20, 2014
    African American history scholar Dr. Peniel E. Joseph
    March 20, 2014
  • Comedian-actor-writer Greg Edwards

    The host of the critically-acclaimed Thug Notes web series shares the backstory of “Sparky Sweets, PhD” and the series as an educational tool.

    Air Date: March 19, 2014
    Comedian-actor-writer Greg Edwards
    March 19, 2014
  • Journalist Elizabeth Kolbert

    The award-winning journalist unpacks her new text on the state of our planet, The Sixth Extinction.

    Air Date: March 19, 2014
    Journalist Elizabeth Kolbert
    March 19, 2014
  • Barry Manilow & Bruce Sussman

    The longtime collaborators talk about their newest project, the musical production, Harmony.

    Air Date: March 18, 2014
    Barry Manilow & Bruce Sussman
    March 18, 2014
  • Actress Marlee Matlin

    Matlin—the first deaf performer to win the Oscar for best actress—describes her recurring role on the ABC Family drama series, Switched at Birth.

    Air Date: March 17, 2014
    Actress Marlee Matlin
    March 17, 2014
  • Journalist Tim Weiner

    An expert on intelligence research, Weiner weighs in on the clash between the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee and the CIA.

    Air Date: March 17, 2014
    Journalist Tim Weiner
    March 17, 2014
  • Pop music journalist Robert Hilburn

    The pop music critic shares the backstory of his biographical text on one of the most influential singer-songwriters in the U.S., Johnny Cash.

    Air Date: March 14, 2014
    Pop music journalist Robert Hilburn
    March 14, 2014
  • Documentary director Teller

    The award-winning entertainer discusses his feature documentary directorial debut, the acclaimed Tim’s Vermeer.

    Air Date: March 14, 2014
    Documentary director Teller
    March 14, 2014
  • Actor-writer-director Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    The director-screenwriter describes his innovative series, hitRECord on TV—which reinvents the variety show format for the digital generation.

    Air Date: March 13, 2014
    Actor-writer-director Joseph Gordon-Levitt
    March 13, 2014
  • Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan

    The famed movie maker explains his detour from entertainment to tackle the difficult challenge of education reform in the U.S. with his text, I Got Schooled.

    Air Date: March 13, 2014
    Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan
    March 13, 2014
  • Writer-comedian Rick Najera

    One of the most powerful voices in the Latino world today, Najera breaks down the challenges he’s faced while navigating Hollywood, which he writes about in his memoir, Almost White.

    Air Date: March 12, 2014
    Writer-comedian Rick Najera
    March 12, 2014
  • Writer T.C. Boyle

    The inventive and award-winning storyteller talks about his latest effort: the collection, T.C. Boyle Stories II.

    Air Date: March 12, 2014
    Writer T.C. Boyle
    March 12, 2014
  • Writer Brian Jay Jones

    Jones brings to the forefront the complexity that was Jim Henson—as detailed in his biography of the beloved American icon that created the Muppets.

    Air Date: March 11, 2014
    Writer Brian Jay Jones
    March 11, 2014