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  • Journalist-author Robin Roberts

    The Emmy-winning Good Morning America co-anchor reflects on the experience of writing her latest text, My Story, My Song, with her mother and how, through their collaboration, they learned more about each other.

    12:41
    Air Date: May 1, 2012
    Journalist-author Robin Roberts
    May 1, 2012 | 12:41
  • Former U.S. Education Secretary Bill Bennett

    The former education secretary and host of the syndicated radio show Morning in America shares his inspiration for writing the text The Book of Man and assesses the growth in education inequality and the “Race to the Top” program.

    24:11
    Air Date: April 30, 2012
    Former U.S. Education Secretary Bill Bennett
    April 30, 2012 | 24:11
  • Singer-songwriter Steve Tyrell

    Tavis: Steve Tyrell is a popular singer who is out now with his latest project. It’s called “I’ll Take Romance.” The disk is a collection of covers from the Great American Songbook featuring artists ranging from Etta James to Linda Ronstadt to Sam Cooke. From the new CD, some of the video now for the [...]

    24:42
    Air Date: April 27, 2012
    Singer-songwriter Steve Tyrell
    April 27, 2012 | 24:42
  • Actor-writer Ayad Akhtar

    The actor-writer talks about the real-life experiences that inspired his first novel, American Dervish, relates Islam to Christianity and discusses his challenges as a storyteller to expose new truths that readers would not normally consider.

    24:36
    Air Date: April 26, 2012
    Actor-writer Ayad Akhtar
    April 26, 2012 | 24:36
  • Author Judy Blume

    The award-winning and controversial author discusses book censorship in the Internet age, how she can continue to connect with children as she grows older and what’s next on her agenda.

    24:31
    Air Date: April 25, 2012
    Author Judy Blume
    April 25, 2012 | 24:31
  • Writer Robert Draper

    The best-selling author explains the inspiration behind the title of his new book, Do Not Ask What Good We Do, comments on whether the media has an impact on Congress and shares his thoughts on this year’s “freshman class” on Capitol Hill.

    24:36
    Air Date: April 24, 2012
    Writer Robert Draper
    April 24, 2012 | 24:36
  • Actor-writer-director Clark Gregg

    The actor-writer-director discusses the development of his character in the much-buzzed-about feature The Avengers and relates his career to that of the NBA’s Jeremy Lin.

    11:29
    Air Date: April 23, 2012
    Actor-writer-director Clark Gregg
    April 23, 2012 | 11:29
  • Former NY Gov. George Pataki

    The former three-term New York governor explains why he decided not to run in the 2012 presidential election, comments on Mitt Romney’s success on Wall Street in the wake of poverty and offers his views on the NY primary.

    12:59
    Air Date: April 23, 2012
    Former NY Gov. George Pataki
    April 23, 2012 | 12:59
  • Actor Frank Langella

    The Oscar nominee and three-time Tony winner discusses his memoir, Dropped Names, why he decided to tell his story through his relations with people and why he’s been particularly selective in the roles he’s chosen throughout his career.

    24:28
    Air Date: April 20, 2012
    Actor Frank Langella
    April 20, 2012 | 24:28
  • Actress Annie Potts

    The Emmy-nominated actress explains how she navigated her career after Designing Women and the influence her Southern and church upbringing had in her decision to take the role in the new comedy-drama GCB.

    23:55
    Air Date: April 19, 2012
    Actress Annie Potts
    April 19, 2012 | 23:55
  • Journalist Noam Scheiber

    The senior editor of The New Republic reflects on President Obama’s first term, assesses whether the present administration has learned lessons about the economy and discusses his book, The Escape Artist.

    24:24
    Air Date: April 18, 2012
    Journalist Noam Scheiber
    April 18, 2012 | 24:24
  • Phil Donahue, Part 2

    Turning over his host seat to the dean of the TV talk show genre, Tavis and Dr. Cornel West explain their new text The Rich & the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto.

    24:24
    Air Date: April 17, 2012
    Phil Donahue, Part 2
    April 17, 2012 | 24:24
  • Phil Donahue, Part 1

    The dean of the TV talk show genre turns the tables and questions Tavis—and Dr. Cornel West—about the new book, The Rich & the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto.

    24:07
    Air Date: April 16, 2012
    Phil Donahue, Part 1
    April 16, 2012 | 24:07
  • Actor Guy Pearce

    The Emmy-winning actor discusses his roles in the upcoming features Lockout and Prometheus and shares how he balances working on blockbuster films and low-budget projects.

    10:52
    Air Date: April 13, 2012
    Actor Guy Pearce
    April 13, 2012 | 10:52