- Actress-playwright Anna Deavere SmithActress-playwright Anna Deavere Smith
Pulitzer Prize nominee describes the extensive research she conducted for her latest play, Let Me Down Easy, which is about healthcare and included interviews with more than 300 people.
- Opera singer Jessye NormanOpera singer Jessye Norman
Legendary opera singer and five-time Grammy winner, who opens the L.A. MUSE/IQUE concert series, reflects on some of the performances in her career that she deems classic.
- Singer-songwriter Nikki JeanSinger-songwriter Nikki Jean
The pop artist, who also performs music from her debut CD, “Pennies in a Jar,” discusses what it was like to collaborate with the likes of Bob Dylan, Burt Bacharach and Carole King.
- Human rights advocate John PrendergastHuman rights advocate John Prendergast
Prendergast discusses the remarkable story behind his new text, Unlikely Brothers: Our Story of Adventure, Loss, and Redemption.
- Actress Rose ByrneActress Rose Byrne
The Emmy-nominated actress discusses the theme for the new season of TV’s legal thriller Damages.
- Economist Alan BlinderEconomist Alan Blinder
Princeton professor and former vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors discusses the lack of meaningful national dialogue on the unemployment rate and shares his thoughts on how the U.S. can fix its jobs problem.
- Comedian George WallaceComedian George Wallace
The comedian discusses his Las Vegas show and explains the changes he’ll make when he becomes America’s second Black president.
- Actress Jenna FischerActress Jenna Fischer
Emmy-nominated actress shares how The Office will be impacted by Steve Carell’s departure, as well as by her real-life pregnancy.
- L.A. Mayor Antonio VillaraigosaL.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Los Angeles mayor and U.S. Conference of Mayors president discusses his city’s reliance on cars and explains why he feels the national immigration debate is wrongheaded.
- China – RoundtableChina – Roundtable
On the final night of the week’s look at the People’s Republic of China, Tavis hosts a panel of prominent Chinese Americans for a wide-ranging discussion about the country, including the good and the bad of its economic boom, the environment, human rights and the complexity of U.S.-China relations.
- China – EducationChina – Education
In this fourth episode of the special series on the People’s Republic of China—the final program on the road—Tavis talks in depth with some of the students at one of China’s top schools.
- China – The Hip-Hop CultureChina – The Hip-Hop Culture
In this special episode, a Black entrepreneur shares the backstory of his successful pilgrimage from North Carolina to Shanghai and his unique perspective on Chinese culture and the role “race” plays in this once isolated country.
- China – The ChallengesChina – The Challenges
In our continuing series on China, Tavis talks environmental issues with Kongjian Yu and examines some of the challenges facing modern China. He also takes an inside look at the lives of migrant workers and their children and their struggle to better their lives.
- China – The EconomyChina – The Economy
In the first show of this week’s special broadcasts on the People’s Republic of China, Tavis discusses the country’s economic and technology boom with Victor Yuan, board chair of China’s most prestigious polling firm, and with venture capitalist Kai Fu Lee, CEO and chair of Innovation Works and one of the “godfathers” of Chinese technology.
- China Week PreviewChina Week Preview
Tavis previews the upcoming, week-long series of shows exploring the People’s Republic of China.