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  • Actor-activist George Takei

    One of the original Star Trek cast members, Takei discusses the new documentary on his life, To Be Takei.

    Air Date: August 20, 2014
    Actor-activist George Takei
    August 20, 2014
  • Singer-songwriter Philip Bailey

    The multiple Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer recounts inspirational stories from his memoir, Shining Star.

    13:56
    Air Date: July 28, 2014
    Singer-songwriter Philip Bailey
    July 28, 2014 | 13:56
  • Veterans Writing Project founder Ron Capps

    The former professional military officer and diplomat offers a sobering reminder of the cost of war with his memoir, Seriously Not All Right.

    09:39
    Air Date: July 28, 2014
    Veterans Writing Project founder Ron Capps
    July 28, 2014 | 09:39
  • Actor Terry Crews

    The co-star of the Golden Globe-winning sitcom, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, talks about his turn as game show host and his memoir, Manhood.

    13:49
    Air Date: July 25, 2014
    Actor Terry Crews
    July 25, 2014 | 13:49
  • Neurologist Dr. Stanley B. Prusiner

    The award-winning physician explains his journey from pariah to prophet and discusses a possible breakthrough for understanding Alzheimer’s.

    09:44
    Air Date: July 25, 2014
    Neurologist Dr. Stanley B. Prusiner
    July 25, 2014 | 09:44
  • Magazine founder Bhaskar Sunkara

    Sunkara discusses how his magazine, Jacobin—dedicated to shaking up the status quo—has caught the attention of thought-leaders across the media landscape.

    26:36
    Air Date: July 24, 2014
    Magazine founder Bhaskar Sunkara
    July 24, 2014 | 26:36
  • Musician-actor-activist Rubén Blades

    The 10-time Grammy winner, Harvard law school grad and former presidential candidate in Panama reflects on his varied career and talks about his new CD, “Tangos.”

    26:36
    Air Date: July 23, 2014
    Musician-actor-activist Rubén Blades
    July 23, 2014 | 26:36
  • Singer-songwriter Marsha Ambrosius

    The multiple Grammy nominee explains why her songs are so intensely personal and performs the single, “Run,” from her sophomore solo CD, “Friends & Lovers.”

    10:06
    Air Date: July 22, 2014
    Singer-songwriter Marsha Ambrosius
    July 22, 2014 | 10:06
  • Writer Max Brooks

    The Emmy-winning writer and World War Z author shares the backstory of his latest project, the graphic novel, The Harlem Hellfighters.

    13:32
    Air Date: July 22, 2014
    Writer Max Brooks
    July 22, 2014 | 13:32
  • James Garner Tribute

    Tavis pays tribute to the Emmy-winning film and TV actor with a rebroadcast of their 2004 conversation, just before the opening of The Notebook.

    10:37
    Air Date: July 21, 2014
    James Garner Tribute
    July 21, 2014 | 10:37
  • Geographer Carolyn Finney

    The Berkeley geographer explores issues that would open doors to greater participation in environmental and conservation concerns.

    12:36
    Air Date: July 21, 2014
    Geographer Carolyn Finney
    July 21, 2014 | 12:36
  • Singer-songwriter Jonathan Butler

    The Grammy nominee probes his life and loves on his new CD and is joined by his daughter, Jodie, on a performance of a track from “Living My Dream.”

    10:33
    Air Date: July 18, 2014
    Singer-songwriter Jonathan Butler
    July 18, 2014 | 10:33
  • Actor-activist Demián Bichir

    An ACLU Ambassador for Immigrants’ Rights, Bichir compares reality to the plotline of his FX series, The Bridge, about crime and corruption on the U.S.-Mexico border.

    13:15
    Air Date: July 18, 2014
    Actor-activist Demián Bichir
    July 18, 2014 | 13:15
  • Civic leader Eli Broad

    The successful entrepreneur explains why he focuses his philanthropy on reforming public education and making contemporary art accessible to all.

    26:36
    Air Date: July 17, 2014
    Civic leader Eli Broad
    July 17, 2014 | 26:36
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