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  • Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky

    Filmmaker explains why, as a director, he’s able to get actors to go above and beyond while researching their roles.

    Air Date: December 6, 2010
    Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky
    December 6, 2010 | 9:18
  • Director-writer Amma Asante

    The award-winning British filmmaker discusses the kinds of films she likes to make and the awards buzz around her period feature, Belle.

    Air Date: May 9, 2014
    Director-writer Amma Asante
    May 9, 2014 | 26:36
  • Songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson

    Legendary singing and songwriting duo tell the stories of how they met and the first time they pitched to Motown record producer Berry Gordy and comment on why people respond to their songs.

    Air Date: February 6, 2009
    Songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson
    February 6, 2009 | 23:22
  • Comparative religions scholar Reza Aslan

    Comparative religions scholar and author of Tablet & Pen discusses U.S. relations with Iran and explains why—on the Iran question—President Obama has ‘played it perfectly.’

    Air Date: December 10, 2010
    Comparative religions scholar Reza Aslan
    December 10, 2010 | 10:56
  • Comparative religions scholar Reza Aslan

    The noted religious scholar and No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam” author, who predicted the youth-centered Arab uprising in the Middle East and North Africa, outlines the impact that the Arab Spring will have on U.S. foreign policy.

    Air Date: September 8, 2011
    Comparative religions scholar Reza Aslan
    September 8, 2011 | 12:48
  • The March on Washington: 50th Anniversary – EPI’s Algernon Austin

    Austin summarizes the EPI’s “The Unfinished March” report, which addresses changes that have—or have not—occurred in the 50 years since the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

    Air Date: August 27, 2013
    The March on Washington: 50th Anniversary – EPI’s Algernon Austin
    August 27, 2013 | 9:44
  • Professor Andrew Bacevich

    The retired Army colonel-turned-college professor and author of Breach of Trust examines the separation between the American public and its professional military.

    Air Date: September 23, 2013
    Professor Andrew Bacevich
    September 23, 2013 | 11:21
  • Hip-hop artist Christylez Bacon

    The Grammy-nominated musician explains his mission of unifying cultures through music and closes the show with a performance of a track from his new CD.

    Air Date: April 7, 2014
    Hip-hop artist Christylez Bacon
    April 7, 2014
  • Actor-director Kevin Bacon

    The Emmy-nominated actor explains his decision to do television with his role in the Fox suspense series, The Following.

    Air Date: April 25, 2013
    Actor-director Kevin Bacon
    April 25, 2013 | 26:46
  • Journalist-filmmaker Maziar Bahari

    Iran-born journalist-filmmaker, who was captured and imprisoned in his native country while covering the ’09 elections, describes the horror of solitary confinement and discusses his memoir, which details his harrowing tale.

    Air Date: June 23, 2011
    Journalist-filmmaker Maziar Bahari
    June 23, 2011 | 13:35
  • Author Matt Bai

    Bai examines the Gary Hart 1987 presidential campaign—the turning point when candidates’ “character” began to draw more fixation than political experience.

    Air Date: November 4, 2014
    Author Matt Bai
    November 4, 2014 | 12:18
  • Singer-songwriter Philip Bailey

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

    Air Date: July 28, 2014
    Singer-songwriter Philip Bailey
    July 28, 2014 | 13:56
  • FDIC chair Sheila Bair

    Outgoing FDIC chair discusses the $8.5 billion settlement that Bank of America made with institutional investors.

    Air Date: June 29, 2011
    FDIC chair Sheila Bair
    June 29, 2011 | 10:27
  • Former FDIC chair Sheila Bair

    The former FDIC chair talks about her role on the Systemic Risk Council and her assessment of the U.S. financial crisis, as detailed in her book Bull by the Horns.

    Air Date: October 1, 2012
    Former FDIC chair Sheila Bair
    October 1, 2012 | 24:07
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