- Writer David TreuerWriter David Treuer
The college professor-novelist explains his latest text—his first full-length nonfiction work—Rez Life, and how growing up on the margins of a reservation was a metaphor for his life.
- Donna Summer TributeDonna Summer Tribute
In a tribute to the “Queen of Disco,” Tavis looks at the legacy of the five-time Grammy winner and one of the most popular artists of the disco era.
- Etta James TributeEtta James Tribute
Tavis devotes tonight’s show to the legacy of the three-time Grammy-winning blues matriarch.
- James Garner TributeJames Garner Tribute
Tavis pays tribute to the Emmy-winning film and TV actor with a rebroadcast of their 2004 conversation, just before the opening of The Notebook.
- Jerry Leiber TributeJerry Leiber Tribute
Tavis pays tribute to the legendary lyricist who is described by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the “defining creators in mid-century pop music culture.”
- Larry Hagman TributeLarry Hagman Tribute
Tavis pays tribute to the iconic Dallas star with a look back at his memorable appearance on the show in 2008.
- Laura Ziskin TributeLaura Ziskin Tribute
Tavis pays tribute to the pioneering Hollywood producer and cancer awareness advocate.
- Actress Lynn Redgrave TributeActress Lynn Redgrave Tribute
Tavis pays tribute to a member of acting royalty.
- Historian Dr. Manning Marable TributeHistorian Dr. Manning Marable Tribute
Tavis pays tribute to the celebrated historian, who passed away on the eve of the release of what’s been called his ‘crowning achievement’—the biography of Malcolm X.
- Maya Angelou TributeMaya Angelou Tribute
Tavis pays tribute to one of the most influential literary voices of the 20th century.
- Tribute to Maya AngelouTribute to Maya Angelou
Tavis revisits past conversations with the pioneering and esteemed poet, writer, civil rights activist and professor.
- Michael Clarke Duncan TributeMichael Clarke Duncan Tribute
Tavis pays tribute to the Oscar-nominated actor, often called the “gentle giant.”
- Nelson Mandela TributeNelson 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.
- Nick Ashford TributeNick Ashford Tribute
Tavis pays tribute to the lyricist half of the legendary singing and songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson.
- Nora Ephron TributeNora Ephron Tribute
Tavis pays tribute to the Oscar-nominated screenwriter and best-selling author, who recently lost her battle with leukemia.