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  • Dancer-actor Mikhail Baryshnikov

    Considered one of the greatest dancers of his generation, Baryshnikov reflects on playing the title role in the multimedia adaptation of Man in a Case.

    26:36
    Air Date: September 18, 2014
    Dancer-actor Mikhail Baryshnikov
    September 18, 2014 | 26:36
  • Alvin Ailey Artistic Director Robert Battle

    In the final night of shows from NY, Tavis talks with celebrated dancer-choreographer and soon-to-be artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Robert Battle.

    11:39
    Air Date: April 29, 2011
    Alvin Ailey Artistic Director Robert Battle
    April 29, 2011 | 11:39
  • Actress Jennifer Beals

    Beals describes the experience of returning to her hometown to play the first female police superintendent in the new Fox TV series The Chicago Code.

    Air Date: February 7, 2011
    Actress Jennifer Beals
    February 7, 2011
  • Actor-playwright Daniel Beaty

    The multifaceted performer unpacks his memoir, in which he shares how he overcame growing up in a household impacted by addiction and incarceration.

    Air Date: April 21, 2014
    Actor-playwright Daniel Beaty
    April 21, 2014
  • Writer-performer Daniel Beaty

    The accomplished writer and performer discusses finding strength in a turbulent and painful childhood, which he writes about in his memoir, Transforming Pain to Power.

    12:19
    Air Date: June 2, 2014
    Writer-performer Daniel Beaty
    June 2, 2014 | 12:19
  • Rep. Xavier Becerra

    The California Democrat and member of the new congressional “super committee” explains why the biggest deficit America faces is jobs.

    12:21
    Air Date: August 29, 2011
    Rep. Xavier Becerra
    August 29, 2011 | 12:21
  • Rep. Xavier Becerra

    The California Congressman and member of the Budget and Ways and Means committees offers his thoughts on how the deficit discussion will play out on the 2012 campaign trail.

    11:53
    Air Date: April 12, 2012
    Rep. Xavier Becerra
    April 12, 2012 | 11:53
  • Economist David Beckmann

    Activist-economist and author of Exodus from Hunger gives advice on what everyday Americans can do to address hunger and poverty.

    10:00
    Air Date: October 19, 2010
    Economist David Beckmann
    October 19, 2010 | 10:00
  • Former ad exec Charlotte Beers

    The history-making former ad exec and author of I’d Rather Be in Charge explains why she doesn’t believe there’s a conspiracy by men to hold women back in the workplace and shares how women navigate relationships at home versus work.

    24:14
    Air Date: February 20, 2012
    Former ad exec Charlotte Beers
    February 20, 2012 | 24:14
  • Journalist Peter Beinart

    Journalist and author of The Icarus Syndrome weighs in on the administration’s relationship with Gen. McChrystal.

    13:25
    Air Date: June 22, 2010
    Journalist Peter Beinart
    June 22, 2010 | 13:25
  • Actor-activist Harry Belafonte, Part 1

    In part 1 of a two-part conversation, the pioneering singer, actor, activist and author of My Song: A Memoir discusses McCarthyism, Communism and the price he pays for being a man of conscience.

    23:44
    Air Date: November 30, 2011
    Actor-activist Harry Belafonte, Part 1
    November 30, 2011 | 23:44
  • Actor-activist Harry Belafonte, Part 2

    The Tony- and Emmy-winning singer, actor, activist and author of the memoir My Song continues his conversation with Tavis and discusses faith, spirituality, war and peace.

    23:36
    Air Date: December 1, 2011
    Actor-activist Harry Belafonte, Part 2
    December 1, 2011 | 23:36
  • Violinist Joshua Bell

    The celebrated musician talks about his CD, “Musical Gifts,” and closes the show with a special performance.

    26:36
    Air Date: December 24, 2013
    Violinist Joshua Bell
    December 24, 2013 | 26:36
  • Wisconsin Educ. Assn. Council Mary Bell

    Wisconsin Education Association Council president offers the latest details on the showdown between Gov. Walker and the public employee unions and explains why she feels the governor’s plan goes too far.

    9:48
    Air Date: February 28, 2011
    Wisconsin Educ. Assn. Council Mary Bell
    February 28, 2011 | 9:48
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