- Olympic medalist John CarlosOlympic medalist John Carlos
The controversial athlete explains why politics has an undeniable place in the Olympic Games and discusses his Black power salute after his ’68 medal-winning performance.
- “NYT” exec editor Jill Abramson“NYT” exec editor Jill Abramson
The new executive editor of The New York Times discusses why it’s a great time to be running the paper and shares what she wants her legacy to be.
- Comedian-actor Billy GardellComedian-actor Billy Gardell
Mike & Molly star discusses the show’s success and explains why the audience identifies with the characters, which he describes as a “hot mess.”
- Writer Nomi PrinsWriter Nomi Prins
Demos senior fellow and Black Tuesday author explains how similar America’s current economic climate is to the period after the Great Depression and shares what scares her most about those similarities.
- Actor Zachary QuintoActor Zachary Quinto
The talented actor of Heroes fame discusses his latest star vehicle, the feature Margin Call, which he also produced.
- Neurosurgeon Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-HinojosaNeurosurgeon Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa
The author of Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon offers his take on the current immigration debate in the U.S.
- Martin Sheen and Emilio EstevezMartin Sheen and Emilio Estevez
Father-son actors discuss their latest collaboration, The Way, and Estevez shares what it was like to write a role for his dad.
- Actor Antonio BanderasActor Antonio Banderas
The star of The Skin I Live In and Puss in Boots explains how he came to be an actor in the U.S. when he already enjoyed success and fame in Spain and shares the secret of making a Hollywood marriage work.
- Actress Stockard ChanningActress Stockard Channing
The Tony- and Emmy-winning actress explains what attracted her to the character she portrays in her latest stage play, Other Desert Cities.
- Author Michael LewisAuthor Michael Lewis
The author of Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World discusses the European debt crisis, describes what he feels are the problems with the euro and explains how the U.S. is impacted by the crisis.
- “Sojourners” magazine Jim Wallis“Sojourners” magazine Jim Wallis
In the last night of discussions on poverty in America, the president-CEO of Sojourners and chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Faith shares his observations after recently visiting the Occupy Wall Street protests.
- The Poverty Tour – Part 5The Poverty Tour – Part 5
The last night of discussions on poverty in America—”The Fight of the Poor”—directs attention to groups and communities organizing a movement to end poverty across the country. Tavis also talks with Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners magazine and chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Faith.
- Economist Jeffrey SachsEconomist Jeffrey Sachs
The noted economist, director of Columbia’s Earth Institute and co-founder of Millennium Promise explains how we can end poverty globally.
- The Poverty Tour – Part 4The Poverty Tour – Part 4
Part 4 of this special series on poverty, “Nothing Moves Without Us,” examines jobs and the unemployment crisis. Tavis also talks with the director of Columbia’s Earth Institute and co-founder of Millennium Promise Alliance Jeffrey Sachs.
- HHS Secretary Kathleen SebeliusHHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
The Secretary of Health and Human Services identifies what the current administration has gotten right in dealing with the issue of poverty.