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  • Actor Jeffrey Wright

    The Tony-, Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actor explains the choices of characters he portrays.

    Air Date: November 20, 2013
    Actor Jeffrey Wright
    November 20, 2013
  • Opera tenor Lawrence Brownlee

    The renowned tenor reflects on his success despite the judgment of naysayers and his role in the U.S. production premiere of The Magic Flute.

    26:36
    Air Date: November 19, 2013
    Opera tenor Lawrence Brownlee
    November 19, 2013 | 26:36
  • Writer Nikki Giovanni

    The world-renowned poet, writer and activist dissects her latest collection of poetry and prose, Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid.

    26:46
    Air Date: November 18, 2013
    Writer Nikki Giovanni
    November 18, 2013 | 26:46
  • Writer Stanley Crouch

    The noted jazz historian unpacks his text, Kansas City Lightning—part one of his biography of jazz giant Charlie Parker.

    26:42
    Air Date: November 15, 2013
    Writer Stanley Crouch
    November 15, 2013 | 26:42
  • Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige

    The multifaceted Grammy winner discusses her first-ever holiday CD and her new film, Black Nativity.

    26:42
    Air Date: November 14, 2013
    Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige
    November 14, 2013 | 26:42
  • Director Oliver Stone

    As the U.S. marks the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination, Stone looks back at his 1991 blockbuster film, JFK, and forward to new projects.

    26:42
    Air Date: November 13, 2013
    Director Oliver Stone
    November 13, 2013 | 26:42
  • Singer-songwriter Steve Tyrell

    The Grammy-winning headliner at Manhattan’s storied Café Carlyle performs two tracks from his new CD—a tribute to legendary lyricist Sammy Cahn.

    26:42
    Air Date: November 12, 2013
    Singer-songwriter Steve Tyrell
    November 12, 2013 | 26:42
  • Actors LisaGay Hamilton & Edward James Olmos

    The two stars reflect on their experiences working with the multicultural cast of their indie film thriller, Go For Sisters.

    26:42
    Air Date: November 11, 2013
    Actors LisaGay Hamilton & Edward James Olmos
    November 11, 2013 | 26:42
  • Singer-songwriter Graham Nash

    The British rocker reflects on his prolific career that’s spanned five decades and two continents.

    26:44
    Air Date: November 8, 2013
    Singer-songwriter Graham Nash
    November 8, 2013 | 26:44
  • Actress Nia Long

    The versatile actress discusses her role in the romantic comedy sequel to the 1999 hit movie, The Best Man.

    26:42
    Air Date: November 7, 2013
    Actress Nia Long
    November 7, 2013 | 26:42
  • Cartoonist Scott Adams

    Adams explains the backstory of his Dilbert character and of his text, How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big.

    13:42
    Air Date: November 6, 2013
    Cartoonist Scott Adams
    November 6, 2013 | 13:42
  • Actor Dennis Haysbert

    Haysbert shares lessons learned from his participation as host of a moving documentary miniseries that explores the Civil War.

    10:19
    Air Date: November 6, 2013
    Actor Dennis Haysbert
    November 6, 2013 | 10:19
  • Jazz vocalist Al Jarreau

    One of the most innovative vocalists in the music world, Jarreau gives an update on his recent projects.

    26:28
    Air Date: November 5, 2013
    Jazz vocalist Al Jarreau
    November 5, 2013 | 26:28
  • Writer Anne Lamott

    The inspirational writer delves into how to find meaning and peace in these loud and frantic times.

    Air Date: November 4, 2013
    Writer Anne Lamott
    November 4, 2013