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  • 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
  • Journalist Eric Schlosser

    The investigative journalist and best-selling author unpacks his text on nuclear safety and the arsenal of the U.S., entitled Command and Control.

    Air Date: March 11, 2014
    Journalist Eric Schlosser
    March 11, 2014
  • Novelist Edwidge Danticat

    The Haitian-born writer discusses Claire of the Sea Light—her first novel in almost a decade and hailed by critics as one of the best novels of 2013.

    12:19
    Air Date: March 10, 2014
    Novelist Edwidge Danticat
    March 10, 2014 | 12:19
  • ‘Dilbert’ creator Scott Adams

    The creator of one of this generation’s most successful syndicated comic strips explains his text, How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big.

    11:59
    Air Date: March 10, 2014
    ‘Dilbert’ creator Scott Adams
    March 10, 2014 | 11:59
  • Blues vocalist Shemekia Copeland

    The multiple Grammy nominee shows why, although she’s heir to a rich blues tradition, she’s making her own mark in music.

    11:43
    Air Date: March 7, 2014
    Blues vocalist Shemekia Copeland
    March 7, 2014 | 11:43
  • Tenor Lawrence Brownlee

    One of the most celebrated tenors in the opera world, Brownlee describes his L.A. opera debut and his CD, “Spiritual Sketches.”

    12:32
    Air Date: March 7, 2014
    Tenor Lawrence Brownlee
    March 7, 2014 | 12:32
  • Steel guitarist Robert Randolph

    Randolph—who plays one of the most difficult musical instruments there is: the pedal steel guitar—tells how he perfected his artistry.

    12:07
    Air Date: March 6, 2014
    Steel guitarist Robert Randolph
    March 6, 2014 | 12:07
  • Songwriter-singer Emeli Sandé

    The British-born singer-songwriter shares her feelings about her success in dominating the airways and the British and European charts.

    12:10
    Air Date: March 6, 2014
    Songwriter-singer Emeli Sandé
    March 6, 2014 | 12:10
  • Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite

    The singer-songwriter-guitarist and blues harmonica virtuoso discuss their Grammy-winning collaboration, “Get Up!”—their first CD together.

    10:58
    Air Date: March 5, 2014
    Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite
    March 5, 2014 | 10:58
  • Singer Gregory Porter

    Winner of the 2014 Grammy for best jazz vocal album (“Liquid Spirit”), Porter comments on making his mark as a songwriter, as well as a singer.

    13:25
    Air Date: March 5, 2014
    Singer Gregory Porter
    March 5, 2014 | 13:25
  • Saxophonist Wayne Shorter

    The Grammy winner this year for best improvised jazz solo (“Orbits” from his live album “Without a Net”), Shorter demonstrates his ageless artistry in breaking musical barriers.

    12:06
    Air Date: March 4, 2014
    Saxophonist Wayne Shorter
    March 4, 2014 | 12:06
  • Conductor-composer Esa-Pekka Salonen

    The conductor laureate for the L.A. Philharmonic and a 2014 Grammy nominee shares memories of the opening of the famed Walt Disney Concert Hall.

    12:10
    Air Date: March 4, 2014
    Conductor-composer Esa-Pekka Salonen
    March 4, 2014 | 12:10
  • Trumpeter Herb Alpert

    Alpert, who picked up another Grammy this year for “Steppin’ Out” (best pop instrumental album), reflects on his 50+ years in the music business.

    12:30
    Air Date: March 3, 2014
    Trumpeter Herb Alpert
    March 3, 2014 | 12:30
  • Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys

    The talented singer, songwriter and producer talks about the project for which she won her 15th Grammy this year (best R&B album), “Girl on Fire.”

    11:56
    Air Date: March 3, 2014
    Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys
    March 3, 2014 | 11:56