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  • Writer Amy Tan

    The award-winning writer unpacks her sixth novel, The Valley of Amazement, a sweeping tale of two women’s search for identity.

    Air Date: December 12, 2013
    Writer Amy Tan
    December 12, 2013 | 12:11
  • Film composer Hans Zimmer

    The preeminent talent in composing film music reflects on why he accepted the task of scoring the feature drama, 12 Years a Slave.

    Air Date: December 11, 2013
    Film composer Hans Zimmer
    December 11, 2013 | 26:36
  • Singer-songwriter-author Lani Hall Alpert

    The Grammy Award-winning vocalist offers the backstory to her book, Emotional Memoirs and Short Stories.

    Air Date: December 10, 2013
    Singer-songwriter-author Lani Hall Alpert
    December 10, 2013 | 10:24
  • J.D. Power III, Marketing firm founder

    Power discusses how he became the man behind one of the most prestigious marketing information companies in the world.

    Air Date: December 10, 2013
    J.D. Power III, Marketing firm founder
    December 10, 2013 | 13:41
  • Chef Jeff Henderson

    Henderson shares lessons learned on his redemptive journey from incarceration to celebrity chef to mentor and best-selling author.

    Air Date: December 9, 2013
    Chef Jeff Henderson
    December 9, 2013 | 11:18
  • Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin

    The former top doctor of the U.S. and new chair of public health sciences at Xavier University talks about her mission to transform public health.

    Air Date: December 9, 2013
    Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin
    December 9, 2013 | 06:37
  • The Whispers

    Founding members Wallace and Walter Scott discuss their 50 years of harmonies that began on the street corners of Watts, CA.

    Air Date: December 6, 2013
    The Whispers
    December 6, 2013 | 12:07
  • The Sugarhill Gang

    Michael Wright and Guy O’Brien, better known as Wonder Mike and Master Gee, recount their cautionary tale of youth, success and the small print on contracts.

    Air Date: December 6, 2013
    The Sugarhill Gang
    December 6, 2013 | 12:00
  • Nelson Mandela Tribute

    In a tribute to Nelson Mandela, Tavis talks with activist-entertainer Harry Belafonte, Rep. Maxine Waters and talk show host Larry King, all of whose paths crossed with this extraordinary man, and also shares a personal memory of the then-ANC deputy president’s 1990 visit to Los Angeles.

    Air Date: December 5, 2013
    Nelson Mandela Tribute
    December 5, 2013 | 26:38
  • Jazz bassist Charlie Haden

    The jazz great reflects on his celebrated career and being honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

    Air Date: December 4, 2013
    Jazz bassist Charlie Haden
    December 4, 2013 | 12:54
  • Contemporary jazz saxophonist Dave Koz

    The eight-time Grammy nominee describes his collaboration with three of his most trusted musical colleagues on his latest CD.

    Air Date: December 4, 2013
    Contemporary jazz saxophonist Dave Koz
    December 4, 2013 | 11:24
  • Songwriter-singer India.Arie

    The multiple Grammy winner explains why the CD, “SongVersation,” is her first in four years.

    Air Date: December 3, 2013
    Songwriter-singer India.Arie
    December 3, 2013 | 10:34
  • Musician-activist Peter Yarrow

    One-third of the iconic folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary, Yarrow introduces his children’s book, based on one of the trio’s most beloved songs.

    Air Date: December 3, 2013
    Musician-activist Peter Yarrow
    December 3, 2013 | 13:49
  • Organ master Booker T.

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer recounts stories from his longtime music career and performs a track from his latest CD, “Sound the Alarm.”

    Air Date: December 2, 2013
    Organ master Booker T.
    December 2, 2013