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  • Nelson Mandela Tribute

    In a tribute to Nelson Mandela, Tavis talks with activist-entertainer Harry Belafonte, Rep. Maxine Waters and talk show host Larry King, all of whose paths crossed with this extraordinary man, and also shares a personal memory of the then-ANC deputy president’s 1990 visit to Los Angeles.

    26:38
    Air Date: December 5, 2013
    Nelson Mandela Tribute
    December 5, 2013 | 26:38
  • Jazz bassist Charlie Haden

    The jazz great reflects on his celebrated career and being honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

    12:54
    Air Date: December 4, 2013
    Jazz bassist Charlie Haden
    December 4, 2013 | 12:54
  • Contemporary jazz saxophonist Dave Koz

    The eight-time Grammy nominee describes his collaboration with three of his most trusted musical colleagues on his latest CD.

    11:24
    Air Date: December 4, 2013
    Contemporary jazz saxophonist Dave Koz
    December 4, 2013 | 11:24
  • Songwriter-singer India.Arie

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

    10:34
    Air Date: December 3, 2013
    Songwriter-singer India.Arie
    December 3, 2013 | 10:34
  • Musician-activist Peter Yarrow

    One-third of the iconic folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary, Yarrow introduces his children’s book, based on one of the trio’s most beloved songs.

    13:49
    Air Date: December 3, 2013
    Musician-activist Peter Yarrow
    December 3, 2013 | 13:49
  • Organ master Booker T.

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer recounts stories from his longtime music career and performs a track from his latest CD, “Sound the Alarm.”

    Air Date: December 2, 2013
    Organ master Booker T.
    December 2, 2013
  • Trumpeter Chris Botti

    The top-selling jazz instrumentalist talks about his Grammy-winning CD, “Impressions,” and his collaborations over the years.

    10:01
    Air Date: December 2, 2013
    Trumpeter Chris Botti
    December 2, 2013 | 10:01
  • Actor-producer Wendell Pierce

    The versatile Juilliard-trained actor describes his role in the new comedy, The Michael J. Fox Show, and in the final season of the Peabody Award-winning drama, Tremé.

    26:36
    Air Date: November 29, 2013
    Actor-producer Wendell Pierce
    November 29, 2013 | 26:36
  • Singer-songwriter Jonathan Butler

    The acclaimed South African singer-songwriter-guitarist talks about his time away from the spotlight and performs songs from his holiday CD.

    26:36
    Air Date: November 28, 2013
    Singer-songwriter Jonathan Butler
    November 28, 2013 | 26:36
  • Blues singer Shemekia Copeland

    The two-time Grammy nominee shares her backstory and demonstrates why she’s being called “the new Queen of the Blues,” performing a track from her CD, “33 1/3.”

    26:36
    Air Date: November 27, 2013
    Blues singer Shemekia Copeland
    November 27, 2013 | 26:36
  • Host-comedian D.L. Hughley

    The popular actor, political commentator and stand-up comedian gives an update on his new television and radio projects.

    12:33
    Air Date: November 26, 2013
    Host-comedian D.L. Hughley
    November 26, 2013 | 12:33
  • Phill Wilson, CEO, Black AIDS Institute

    The longtime activist assesses what’s been accomplished and what still needs to be done to reach the goal of an AIDS-free generation.

    11:12
    Air Date: November 26, 2013
    Phill Wilson, CEO, Black AIDS Institute
    November 26, 2013 | 11:12
  • Writer-producer Steven Bochco

    The groundbreaking producer explains the premise of his upcoming TNT Originals drama series, Murder in the First.

    26:36
    Air Date: November 25, 2013
    Writer-producer Steven Bochco
    November 25, 2013 | 26:36
  • Singer-songwriter Dave Stewart

    The Grammy-winning musician, producer and multimedia entrepreneur performs a track from his latest CD, “Lucky Numbers.”

    26:36
    Air Date: November 22, 2013
    Singer-songwriter Dave Stewart
    November 22, 2013 | 26:36