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  • Author Michael Connelly

    Best-selling mystery writer tells Tavis why he fictionalizes real world events in his writing.

    Air Date: April 5, 2011
    Author Michael Connelly
    April 5, 2011 | 12:31
  • Crime writer Michael Connelly

    The newspaper reporter-turned-mystery writer explains his upcoming documentary and his return to the Harry Bosch novel series with The Black Box.

    Air Date: December 7, 2012
    Crime writer Michael Connelly
    December 7, 2012 | 26:42
  • Journalist Ceci Connolly

    Journalist, and one of the contributors to the book Landmark, explains some of the behind-the-scenes wrangling that resulted in the passage of healthcare legislation.

    Air Date: May 5, 2010
    Journalist Ceci Connolly
    May 5, 2010 | 13:54
  • Tennis champion Jimmy Connors

    The International Tennis Hall of Famer recounts stories from his no-holds-barred memoir, The Outsider.

    Air Date: July 9, 2013
    Tennis champion Jimmy Connors
    July 9, 2013 | 26:46
  • Comedian-actor Tim Conway

    Long regarded as one of the funniest comedians around, Conway recounts stories from his inspiring memoir, What’s So Funny?

    Air Date: March 21, 2014
    Comedian-actor Tim Conway
    March 21, 2014
  • Guitarist Ry Cooder

    The celebrated guitarist shares the inspiration behind his latest project, “Election Special,” and assesses the future of sociopolitical music.

    Air Date: September 3, 2012
    Guitarist Ry Cooder
    September 3, 2012 | 24:13
  • Actor-screenwriter Steve Coogan

    The Oscar nominee and well-known English impressionist reflects on his transition from comedy to dramatic acting and on writing for the big screen.

    Air Date: February 24, 2014
    Actor-screenwriter Steve Coogan
    February 24, 2014 | 11:53
  • Environmental Working Group president Ken Cook

    One of the environmental community’s most prominent critics of U.S. farm and food policy offers his take on choosing the right food.

    Air Date: May 7, 2014
    Environmental Working Group president Ken Cook
    May 7, 2014 | 12:23
  • Ken Cook, Environmental Working Group president

    An outspoken advocate for consumer rights on food supply, Cook talks about GMOs and the economic impact of modern agriculture.

    Air Date: June 4, 2014
    Ken Cook, Environmental Working Group president
    June 4, 2014 | 12:23
  • Ballet dancer Misty Copeland

    The first African American female soloist at the American Ballet Theatre offers her reflections on whether ballet is an elite art form and discusses the impact of the film Black Swan on the dance.

    Air Date: February 23, 2011
    Ballet dancer Misty Copeland
    February 23, 2011
  • Ballerina Misty Copeland

    The ballet star reflects on breaking boundaries in what many perceive as an elite art form.

    Air Date: September 19, 2014
    Ballerina Misty Copeland
    September 19, 2014 | 08:52
  • 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.”

    Air Date: November 27, 2013
    Blues singer Shemekia Copeland
    November 27, 2013 | 26:36
  • 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.

    Air Date: March 7, 2014
    Blues vocalist Shemekia Copeland
    March 7, 2014 | 11:43
  • Drummer-composer Stewart Copeland

    The renowned rocker—who describes himself as the progeny in equal measure of Stravinsky and Hendrix—imparts his unique wisdom on resisting pigeonholing.

    Air Date: April 11, 2014
    Drummer-composer Stewart Copeland
    April 11, 2014