- Actor-filmmaker Kevin Costner, Part 1Actor-filmmaker Kevin Costner, Part 1
In part one of this two-night conversation, the two-time Oscar winner reflects on his body of work and the moment he fully committed to becoming a thespian and discloses the one thing he feels people would envy of him.
- Musician Gregg AllmanMusician Gregg Allman
The singer-songwriter reflects on the life experiences that inspired his text My Cross to Bear and the Allman Brothers’ contribution to music.
- Actor-writer Billy Bob ThorntonActor-writer Billy Bob Thornton
The Academy Award winner-turned-author shares what finally convinced him to write his memoir, The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts, and talks about life-changing events and his driving force.
- Donna Summer TributeDonna Summer Tribute
In a tribute to the “Queen of Disco,” Tavis looks at the legacy of the five-time Grammy winner and one of the most popular artists of the disco era.
- Former U.S. Senator Bill BradleyFormer U.S. Senator Bill Bradley
The best-selling author and former senator discusses his text We Can All Do Better, in which he assesses the state of the U.S., the toll placed on its people and what role each American can play to help the nation reach its full potential.
- Producer-writer Garry MarshallProducer-writer Garry Marshall
One of the TV and film’s most successful writer-director-producers discusses his battle with cancer and what it takes to be a successful producer, as detailed in his new memoir, My Happy Days in Hollywood.
- Paralympic medalist-author Bonnie St. JohnParalympic medalist-author Bonnie St. John
The Paralympic medalist and best-selling author discusses what she and her daughter learned while writing her text How Great Women Lead: A Mother-Daughter Adventure into the Lives of Women Shaping the World.
- Salon.com founder David TalbotSalon.com founder David Talbot
The online journalism pioneer shares why he chose to write about San Francisco in his book Seasons of the Witch, how the city’s inhabitants pushed social progress and relates its 1960s values to current social issues.
- Actor Michael EmersonActor Michael Emerson
The two-time Emmy winner and Person of Interest star discusses overcoming nerves about performing on stage, his thoughts on being known as a character actor and the type of role he fears most.
- Singer-songwriter Carole KingSinger-songwriter Carole King
The prolific singer-songwriter reflects on her past songs and the inspiration for her art, as described in her memoir, A Natural Woman.
- Actor Dev PatelActor Dev Patel
The actor of Slumdog Millionaire fame highlights his rise to stardom and discusses two new projects: the star vehicle The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and the new HBO series The Newsroom.
- Urban farmer Will AllenUrban farmer Will Allen
The pioneering urban farmer and founder-CEO of Growing Power, Inc. discusses his text The Good Food Revolution, his thoughts on “food deserts” and preventative measures against disease and childhood obesity.
- Actor Ryan O’NealActor Ryan O’Neal
The Oscar-nominated actor discusses media scrutiny of his parenting skills, his battle with different types of cancer and why he wrote his memoir, Both of Us: My Life with Farrah.
- TV exec Warren LittlefieldTV exec Warren Littlefield
The former president of NBC entertainment and architect of “Must See TV” analyzes the current need for quality television, as detailed in his new book Top of the Rock.
- Harvard professor Michael SandelHarvard professor Michael Sandel
The Harvard professor assesses whether morality is in play in U.S. markets and discusses his best-selling book, What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets.