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  • Law professor Peter Edelman

    The Georgetown law professor and longtime anti-poverty advocate discusses his text, So Rich, So Poor, and examines the high poverty rates in the U.S.

    24:40
    Air Date: June 27, 2012
    Law professor Peter Edelman
    June 27, 2012 | 24:40
  • Actress Kristen Johnston

    The two-time Emmy winner shares highlights of her career, her battles with drug addiction and depression and why she wrote her memoir Guts.

    24:09
    Air Date: June 26, 2012
    Actress Kristen Johnston
    June 26, 2012 | 24:09
  • Actor Jeff Daniels

    The Tony-nominated actor discusses HBO’s The Newsroom, the necessity of being informed on current events and leaving the family business to become an actor.

    24:05
    Air Date: June 25, 2012
    Actor Jeff Daniels
    June 25, 2012 | 24:05
  • Songwriting duo Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Part 2

    The Bergmans reflect on writing the Good Times theme song and discuss the challenge of finding new ways to talk about love and the hip-hop generation’s influence on the next wave of writers.

    24:19
    Air Date: June 22, 2012
    Songwriting duo Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Part 2
    June 22, 2012 | 24:19
  • Songwriting duo Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Part 1

    The legendary songwriters highlight stories and the evolution of writing, spanning their 50 years of working together, and share how Barbra Streisand became their muse.

    23:45
    Air Date: June 21, 2012
    Songwriting duo Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Part 1
    June 21, 2012 | 23:45
  • Actor Morgan Freeman, Part 2

    The award-winning actor and Through the Wormhole host weighs in on the presidential campaign and talks about his experiences working on The Dark Knight Rises.

    23:58
    Air Date: June 20, 2012
    Actor Morgan Freeman, Part 2
    June 20, 2012 | 23:58
  • Actor Morgan Freeman, Part 1

    The Academy Award-winning actor explains why he never intends to write a memoir and discusses his acting influences and upcoming film, The Magic of Belle Isle.

    24:09
    Air Date: June 19, 2012
    Actor Morgan Freeman, Part 1
    June 19, 2012 | 24:09
  • Singer-songwriter Glen Hansard

    The Oscar-winning singer-songwriter shares his thoughts on the Tony-winning Broadway adaption of Once and discusses his first solo project, “Rhythm and Repose.”

    11:24
    Air Date: June 18, 2012
    Singer-songwriter Glen Hansard
    June 18, 2012 | 11:24
  • Economist Joseph Stiglitz

    The Nobel laureate assesses the current state of the U.S. economy, inequality and poverty in the country, as detailed in his text, The Price of Inequality.

    13:08
    Air Date: June 18, 2012
    Economist Joseph Stiglitz
    June 18, 2012 | 13:08
  • Capt. Chesley Sullenberger

    The airline pilot of “Miracle on the Hudson” fame recalls the 2009 incident and life since, as written about in his text Making a Difference; he also talks about traits that come into play in a moment of crisis.

    24:26
    Air Date: June 15, 2012
    Capt. Chesley Sullenberger
    June 15, 2012 | 24:26
  • Singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin

    The multiple Grammy winner talks about her new CD, “All Fall Down,” and her candid new memoir, Diamond in the Rough, and reveals what she uses as her healing factors during times of clinical depression.

    23:19
    Air Date: June 14, 2012
    Singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin
    June 14, 2012 | 23:19
  • Sportswriter Frank Deford

    The Emmy and Peabody winner describes the evolution of sports over the length of his career and reflects on who he thinks is the greatest athlete of all time, as detailed in his memoir, Over Time.

    24:41
    Air Date: June 13, 2012
    Sportswriter Frank Deford
    June 13, 2012 | 24:41
  • Actor John Slattery

    The Emmy-nominated actor discusses the fifth season finale of AMC’s Mad Men, the evolution of the show’s depiction of women and life before fame from the award-winning series.

    23:15
    Air Date: June 12, 2012
    Actor John Slattery
    June 12, 2012 | 23:15
  • Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell

    The retired Army general shares why he has yet to endorse anyone in the 2012 presidential race, explains his views on domestic policy and unemployment and details his book, It Worked for Me.

    24:00
    Air Date: June 11, 2012
    Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell
    June 11, 2012 | 24:00