- Actress Christina RicciActress Christina Ricci
The Emmy-nominated actress discusses her new film, Bel Ami, and outlines her acting career and her work with young women who are victims of sexual assault.
- Filmmaker & author Charles FergusonFilmmaker & author Charles Ferguson
The Oscar-winning filmmaker-turned-author discusses the reasons for writing his new text, Predator Nation.
- Journalist Gail CollinsJournalist Gail Collins
The New York Times columnist and best-selling author discusses her text, As Texas Goes…, and shares her thoughts on events surrounding this year’s presidential election.
- Actor-filmmaker Kevin Costner, Part 2Actor-filmmaker Kevin Costner, Part 2
In the conclusion of a two-part conversation, Costner discusses his role in the History Channel’s first scripted miniseries, Hatfields & McCoys, and his band’s companion CD. He also shares his experience of working with the late Whitney Houston and speaking at her funeral.
- Actor-filmmaker Kevin Costner, Part 1Actor-filmmaker Kevin Costner, Part 1
In part one of this two-night conversation, the two-time Oscar winner reflects on his body of work and the moment he fully committed to becoming a thespian and discloses the one thing he feels people would envy of him.
- Musician Gregg AllmanMusician 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.
- Actor-writer Billy Bob ThorntonActor-writer Billy Bob Thornton
The Academy Award winner-turned-author shares what finally convinced him to write his memoir, The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts, and talks about life-changing events and his driving force.
- 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.
- Former U.S. Senator Bill BradleyFormer U.S. Senator Bill Bradley
The best-selling author and former senator discusses his text We Can All Do Better, in which he assesses the state of the U.S., the toll placed on its people and what role each American can play to help the nation reach its full potential.
- Producer-writer Garry MarshallProducer-writer Garry Marshall
One of the TV and film’s most successful writer-director-producers discusses his battle with cancer and what it takes to be a successful producer, as detailed in his new memoir, My Happy Days in Hollywood.
- Paralympic medalist-author Bonnie St. JohnParalympic medalist-author Bonnie St. John
The Paralympic medalist and best-selling author discusses what she and her daughter learned while writing her text How Great Women Lead: A Mother-Daughter Adventure into the Lives of Women Shaping the World.
- Salon.com founder David TalbotSalon.com founder David Talbot
The online journalism pioneer shares why he chose to write about San Francisco in his book Seasons of the Witch, how the city’s inhabitants pushed social progress and relates its 1960s values to current social issues.
- Actor Michael EmersonActor Michael Emerson
The two-time Emmy winner and Person of Interest star discusses overcoming nerves about performing on stage, his thoughts on being known as a character actor and the type of role he fears most.
- Singer-songwriter Carole KingSinger-songwriter Carole King
The prolific singer-songwriter reflects on her past songs and the inspiration for her art, as described in her memoir, A Natural Woman.
- Actor Dev PatelActor Dev Patel
The actor of Slumdog Millionaire fame highlights his rise to stardom and discusses two new projects: the star vehicle The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and the new HBO series The Newsroom.