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  • Actor-writer Ayad Akhtar

    The actor-writer talks about the real-life experiences that inspired his first novel, American Dervish, relates Islam to Christianity and discusses his challenges as a storyteller to expose new truths that readers would not normally consider.

    24:36
    Air Date: April 26, 2012
    Actor-writer Ayad Akhtar
    24:36
    April 26, 2012
  • Songwriting duo Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Part 1

    The legendary songwriters highlight stories and the evolution of writing, spanning their 50 years of working together, and share how Barbra Streisand became their muse.

    23:45
    Air Date: June 21, 2012
    Songwriting duo Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Part 1
    23:45
    June 21, 2012
  • Songwriting duo Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Part 2

    The Bergmans reflect on writing the Good Times theme song and discuss the challenge of finding new ways to talk about love and the hip-hop generation’s influence on the next wave of writers.

    24:19
    Air Date: June 22, 2012
    Songwriting duo Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Part 2
    24:19
    June 22, 2012
  • Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin

    A best-selling author and one of only 12 men who have walked on the moon, Aldrin explains his passion for continuing exploration of the solar system.

    09:21
    Air Date: July 3, 2014
    Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin
    09:21
    July 3, 2014
  • Author-filmmaker Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    Somalian-born writer and former Dutch Parliament member explains political versus spiritual Islam and reflects on whether her advocacy is worth putting herself in danger.

    13:41
    Air Date: May 25, 2010
    Author-filmmaker Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    13:41
    May 25, 2010
  • Gospel musician Bishop Rance Allen

    The gospel great recounts the rise to fame of his Grammy-nominated contemporary group and reflects on still going strong with the release of “Amazing Grace.”

    26:46
    Air Date: July 2, 2013
    Gospel musician Bishop Rance Allen
    26:46
    July 2, 2013
  • Urban farmer Will Allen

    The pioneering urban farmer and founder-CEO of Growing Power, Inc. discusses his text The Good Food Revolution, his thoughts on “food deserts” and preventative measures against disease and childhood obesity.

    14:44
    Air Date: May 14, 2012
    Urban farmer Will Allen
    14:44
    May 14, 2012
  • Author Isabel Allende

    Best-selling author tells Tavis why she takes the reader from Haiti to New Orleans in her new novel, Island Beneath the Sea.

    12:57
    Air Date: May 12, 2010
    Author Isabel Allende
    12:57
    May 12, 2010
  • Musician Gregg Allman

    The singer-songwriter reflects on the life experiences that inspired his text My Cross to Bear and the Allman Brothers’ contribution to music.

    23:35
    Air Date: May 23, 2012
    Musician Gregg Allman
    23:35
    May 23, 2012
  • Musician Gregg Allman

    The singer-songwriter reflects on the life experiences that inspired his text, My Cross to Bear, and the Allman Brothers’ contribution to music.

    12:49
    Air Date: December 21, 2012
    Musician Gregg Allman
    12:49
    December 21, 2012
  • Jazz musician Herb Alpert

    The prolific musician, whose recordings (both with the Tijuana Brass and as a solo artist) have sold over 72 million copies, reflects on his 50+ years in the music business.

    26:46
    Air Date: October 23, 2013
    Jazz musician Herb Alpert
    26:46
    October 23, 2013
  • Trumpeter Herb Alpert

    Alpert, who picked up another Grammy this year for “Steppin’ Out” (best pop instrumental album), reflects on his 50+ years in the music business.

    12:30
    Air Date: March 3, 2014
    Trumpeter Herb Alpert
    12:30
    March 3, 2014
  • Author Saladin Ambar

    Ambar examines the role of race, religion and identity politics in the U.S. and U.K. with a look at a 1964 debate speech given by controversial civil rights leader Malcolm X.

    Air Date: April 1, 2014
    Author Saladin Ambar
    April 1, 2014
  • Singer-songwriter Marsha Ambrosius

    The multiple Grammy nominee explains why her songs are so intensely personal and performs the single, “Run” from her sophomore solo CD, “Friends & Lovers.”

    10:06
    Air Date: July 22, 2014
    Singer-songwriter Marsha Ambrosius
    10:06
    July 22, 2014
  • Panel discussion – Part 1 America’s Next Chapter

    In Part 1 of a conversation on ‘America’s Next Chapter,’ thought leaders wrestle with the issue of how the U.S. can return to its greatness.

    23:55
    Air Date: January 18, 2011
    Panel discussion – Part 1 America’s Next Chapter
    23:55
    January 18, 2011
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