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  • NBA great Julius “Dr. J” Erving

    The Hall of Famer and one of basketball’s living legends shares stories from his first-ever book, his autobiography Dr. J.

    26:36
    Air Date: December 18, 2013
    NBA great Julius “Dr. J” Erving
    December 18, 2013 | 26:36
  • Actress-director Anjelica Huston

    Part of a third generation of Hollywood talent, Huston explains why she decided to write about her unusual upbringing.

    26:36
    Air Date: December 17, 2013
    Actress-director Anjelica Huston
    December 17, 2013 | 26:36
  • Actress Angela Lansbury

    The London-born actress-singer shares her feelings on receiving an honorary Academy Award for her body of work.

    26:36
    Air Date: December 16, 2013
    Actress Angela Lansbury
    December 16, 2013 | 26:36
  • Biographer A. Scott Berg

    The award-winning author discusses his choice of President Woodrow Wilson as a biography subject.

    26:36
    Air Date: December 13, 2013
    Biographer A. Scott Berg
    December 13, 2013 | 26:36
  • Actor-director-host LeVar Burton

    The winner of numerous Emmy Awards, Burton explains the relaunch of Reading Rainbow as a mobile app.

    11:30
    Air Date: December 12, 2013
    Actor-director-host LeVar Burton
    December 12, 2013 | 11:30
  • Writer Amy Tan

    The award-winning writer unpacks her sixth novel, The Valley of Amazement, a sweeping tale of two women’s search for identity.

    12:11
    Air Date: December 12, 2013
    Writer Amy Tan
    December 12, 2013 | 12:11
  • Film composer Hans Zimmer

    The preeminent talent in composing film music reflects on why he accepted the task of scoring the feature drama, 12 Years a Slave.

    26:36
    Air Date: December 11, 2013
    Film composer Hans Zimmer
    December 11, 2013 | 26:36
  • Singer-songwriter-author Lani Hall Alpert

    The Grammy Award-winning vocalist offers the backstory to her book, Emotional Memoirs and Short Stories.

    10:24
    Air Date: December 10, 2013
    Singer-songwriter-author Lani Hall Alpert
    December 10, 2013 | 10:24
  • J.D. Power III, Marketing firm founder

    Power discusses how he became the man behind one of the most prestigious marketing information companies in the world.

    13:41
    Air Date: December 10, 2013
    J.D. Power III, Marketing firm founder
    December 10, 2013 | 13:41
  • Chef Jeff Henderson

    Henderson shares lessons learned on his redemptive journey from incarceration to celebrity chef to mentor and best-selling author.

    11:18
    Air Date: December 9, 2013
    Chef Jeff Henderson
    December 9, 2013 | 11:18
  • Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin

    The former top doctor of the U.S. and new chair of public health sciences at Xavier University talks about her mission to transform public health.

    06:37
    Air Date: December 9, 2013
    Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin
    December 9, 2013 | 06:37
  • The Whispers

    Founding members Wallace and Walter Scott discuss their 50 years of harmonies that began on the street corners of Watts, CA.

    12:07
    Air Date: December 6, 2013
    The Whispers
    December 6, 2013 | 12:07
  • The Sugarhill Gang

    Michael Wright and Guy O’Brien, better known as Wonder Mike and Master Gee, recount their cautionary tale of youth, success and the small print on contracts.

    12:00
    Air Date: December 6, 2013
    The Sugarhill Gang
    December 6, 2013 | 12:00
  • 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