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  • Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan

    The famed movie maker explains his detour from entertainment to tackle the difficult challenge of education reform in the U.S. with his text, I Got Schooled.

    Air Date: March 13, 2014
    Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan
    March 13, 2014
  • Writer-comedian Rick Najera

    One of the most powerful voices in the Latino world today, Najera breaks down the challenges he’s faced while navigating Hollywood, which he writes about in his memoir, Almost White.

    Air Date: March 12, 2014
    Writer-comedian Rick Najera
    March 12, 2014
  • Writer T.C. Boyle

    The inventive and award-winning storyteller talks about his latest effort: the collection, T.C. Boyle Stories II.

    Air Date: March 12, 2014
    Writer T.C. Boyle
    March 12, 2014
  • Writer Brian Jay Jones

    Jones brings to the forefront the complexity that was Jim Henson—as detailed in his biography of the beloved American icon that created the Muppets.

    Air Date: March 11, 2014
    Writer Brian Jay Jones
    March 11, 2014
  • Journalist Eric Schlosser

    The investigative journalist and best-selling author unpacks his text on nuclear safety and the arsenal of the U.S., entitled Command and Control.

    Air Date: March 11, 2014
    Journalist Eric Schlosser
    March 11, 2014
  • Novelist Edwidge Danticat

    The Haitian-born writer discusses Claire of the Sea Light—her first novel in almost a decade and hailed by critics as one of the best novels of 2013.

    Air Date: March 10, 2014
    Novelist Edwidge Danticat
    March 10, 2014 | 12:19
  • ‘Dilbert’ creator Scott Adams

    The creator of one of this generation’s most successful syndicated comic strips explains his text, How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big.

    Air Date: March 10, 2014
    ‘Dilbert’ creator Scott Adams
    March 10, 2014 | 11:59
  • Blues vocalist Shemekia Copeland

    The multiple Grammy nominee shows why, although she’s heir to a rich blues tradition, she’s making her own mark in music.

    Air Date: March 7, 2014
    Blues vocalist Shemekia Copeland
    March 7, 2014 | 11:43
  • Tenor Lawrence Brownlee

    One of the most celebrated tenors in the opera world, Brownlee describes his L.A. opera debut and his CD, “Spiritual Sketches.”

    Air Date: March 7, 2014
    Tenor Lawrence Brownlee
    March 7, 2014 | 12:32
  • Steel guitarist Robert Randolph

    Randolph—who plays one of the most difficult musical instruments there is: the pedal steel guitar—tells how he perfected his artistry.

    Air Date: March 6, 2014
    Steel guitarist Robert Randolph
    March 6, 2014 | 12:07
  • Songwriter-singer Emeli Sandé

    The British-born singer-songwriter shares her feelings about her success in dominating the airways and the British and European charts.

    Air Date: March 6, 2014
    Songwriter-singer Emeli Sandé
    March 6, 2014 | 12:10
  • Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite

    The singer-songwriter-guitarist and blues harmonica virtuoso discuss their Grammy-winning collaboration, “Get Up!”—their first CD together.

    Air Date: March 5, 2014
    Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite
    March 5, 2014 | 10:58
  • Singer Gregory Porter

    Winner of the 2014 Grammy for best jazz vocal album (“Liquid Spirit”), Porter comments on making his mark as a songwriter, as well as a singer.

    Air Date: March 5, 2014
    Singer Gregory Porter
    March 5, 2014 | 13:25
  • Saxophonist Wayne Shorter

    The Grammy winner this year for best improvised jazz solo (“Orbits” from his live album “Without a Net”), Shorter demonstrates his ageless artistry in breaking musical barriers.

    Air Date: March 4, 2014
    Saxophonist Wayne Shorter
    March 4, 2014 | 12:06