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  • 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
  • Novelist Ayana Mathis

    The acclaimed writer reacts to the buzz around her debut novel, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie.

    13:31
    Air Date: November 21, 2013
    Novelist Ayana Mathis
    November 21, 2013 | 13:31
  • Historian Robert Dallek

    The noted presidential biographer assesses the contributions of President Kennedy’s brain trust to the successes and failures of his administration.

    10:34
    Air Date: November 21, 2013
    Historian Robert Dallek
    November 21, 2013 | 10:34
  • 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