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  • Actress Gina Torres

    The stage, film and TV actress catches us up on her latest projects, including the legal drama, Suits, on the USA Network.

    10:22
    Air Date: September 6, 2013
    Actress Gina Torres
    September 6, 2013 | 10:22
  • Writer Paul Tough

    Tough challenges the belief that intelligence is the sole indicator of value in the education system.

    26:16
    Air Date: November 20, 2012
    Writer Paul Tough
    November 20, 2012 | 26:16
  • Salon.com Rebecca Traister

    Big Girls Don’t Cry author describes how the ’08 presidential election cycle changed the way we think of women in power.

    6:46
    Air Date: September 24, 2010
    Salon.com Rebecca Traister
    September 24, 2010 | 6:46
  • Writer 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.

    12:38
    Air Date: April 12, 2012
    Writer David Treuer
    April 12, 2012 | 12:38
  • Donna 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.

    04:11
    Air Date: May 21, 2012
    Donna Summer Tribute
    May 21, 2012 | 04:11
  • Etta James Tribute

    Tavis devotes tonight’s show to the legacy of the three-time Grammy-winning blues matriarch.

    24:04
    Air Date: January 23, 2012
    Etta James Tribute
    January 23, 2012 | 24:04
  • James 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.

    10:37
    Air Date: July 21, 2014
    James Garner Tribute
    July 21, 2014 | 10:37
  • Jerry 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.”

    12:00
    Air Date: August 24, 2011
    Jerry Leiber Tribute
    August 24, 2011 | 12:00
  • Larry Hagman Tribute

    Tavis pays tribute to the iconic Dallas star with a look back at his memorable appearance on the show in 2008.

    11:20
    Air Date: November 26, 2012
    Larry Hagman Tribute
    November 26, 2012 | 11:20
  • Laura Ziskin Tribute

    Tavis pays tribute to the pioneering Hollywood producer and cancer awareness advocate.

    7:54
    Air Date: June 14, 2011
    Laura Ziskin Tribute
    June 14, 2011 | 7:54
  • Actress Lynn Redgrave Tribute

    Tavis pays tribute to a member of acting royalty.

    10:26
    Air Date: May 3, 2010
    Actress Lynn Redgrave Tribute
    May 3, 2010 | 10:26
  • Historian 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.

    12:26
    Air Date: April 4, 2011
    Historian Dr. Manning Marable Tribute
    April 4, 2011 | 12:26
  • Maya Angelou Tribute

    Tavis pays tribute to one of the most influential literary voices of the 20th century.

    10:55
    Air Date: May 28, 2014
    Maya Angelou Tribute
    May 28, 2014 | 10:55
  • Tribute to Maya Angelou

    Tavis revisits past conversations with the pioneering and esteemed poet, writer, civil rights activist and professor.

    26:34
    Air Date: May 29, 2014
    Tribute to Maya Angelou
    May 29, 2014 | 26:34
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