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  • Biographer Brian Jay Jones

    Jones discusses his biography of Muppet creator Jim Henson, described as an uncommonly intimate portrait of one of the 20th century’s most innovative creative artists.

    12:03
    Air Date: October 18, 2013
    Biographer Brian Jay Jones
    October 18, 2013 | 12:03
  • Actress Jacqueline Bisset

    The international film star talks about her latest projects, including the jazz drama miniseries, Dancing on the Edge.

    26:42
    Air Date: October 17, 2013
    Actress Jacqueline Bisset
    October 17, 2013 | 26:42
  • Singer-songwriter-guitarist Robbie Robertson

    The celebrated musician and founding member of The Band shares his insight on the business that made him a legend.

    26:42
    Air Date: October 16, 2013
    Singer-songwriter-guitarist Robbie Robertson
    October 16, 2013 | 26:42
  • Filmmaker Steve McQueen

    The award-winning director reflects on the Oscar buzz around his latest feature film, 12 Years a Slave.

    26:42
    Air Date: October 15, 2013
    Filmmaker Steve McQueen
    October 15, 2013 | 26:42
  • Comedian-writer Rick Najera

    One of the most powerful voices in the Latino world today, Najera previews his autobiography, Almost White.

    11:35
    Air Date: October 14, 2013
    Comedian-writer Rick Najera
    October 14, 2013 | 11:35
  • Writer Edwidge Danticat

    The Haitian-born novelist discusses her most recent effort—her first novel in a decade—Claire of the Sea Light.

    12:16
    Air Date: October 14, 2013
    Writer Edwidge Danticat
    October 14, 2013 | 12:16
  • Investigative journalist Eric Schlosser

    The best-selling author unpacks his text on nuclear weapons and safety, Command and Control.

    26:42
    Air Date: October 11, 2013
    Investigative journalist Eric Schlosser
    October 11, 2013 | 26:42
  • Actress-playwright Danai Gurira

    Acclaimed as much for writing plays as for her acting, Gurira—one of the stars of The Walking Dead—reflects on her role in the new indie film, Mother of George.

    26:42
    Air Date: October 10, 2013
    Actress-playwright Danai Gurira
    October 10, 2013 | 26:42
  • The Blind Boys of Alabama’s Jimmy Carter

    The last original member touring with the longtime gospel group talks about how their sound continues to help define decades-old gospel traditions.

    26:42
    Air Date: October 9, 2013
    The Blind Boys of Alabama’s Jimmy Carter
    October 9, 2013 | 26:42
  • Actress Jessica Lange

    The multifaceted actress shares the backstory of her new children’s picture book and previews her role on the new season of American Horror Story.

    26:42
    Air Date: October 8, 2013
    Actress Jessica Lange
    October 8, 2013 | 26:42
  • Actress Jeanne Tripplehorn

    The Emmy-nominated actress and co-star of the hit series Criminal Minds describes her role in the new indie feature drama, Morning.

    10:33
    Air Date: October 7, 2013
    Actress Jeanne Tripplehorn
    October 7, 2013 | 10:33
  • Rep. Luis Gutiérrez

    The longest-serving member of the Illinois House delegation weighs in on the state of affairs in DC and on his candid memoir, Stilll Dreaming.

    13:35
    Air Date: October 7, 2013
    Rep. Luis Gutiérrez
    October 7, 2013 | 13:35
  • Former NYC mayor David Dinkins

    The first African American mayor in New York City history, Dinkins reflects on navigating big-city politics.

    26:42
    Air Date: October 4, 2013
    Former NYC mayor David Dinkins
    October 4, 2013 | 26:42
  • Jazz vocalist Gregory Porter

    Described as having “the next great voice in jazz,” Porter reflects on his rise as a major talent.

    26:42
    Air Date: October 3, 2013
    Jazz vocalist Gregory Porter
    October 3, 2013 | 26:42