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  • 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
  • National Iranian American Council founder Trita Parsi

    The founder-president of the National Iranian American Council—the largest Iranian American organization in the U.S.—describes his expectations for the upcoming U.S.-Iranian talks.

    13:19
    Air Date: April 13, 2012
    National Iranian American Council founder Trita Parsi
    April 13, 2012 | 13:19
  • Writer David Treuer

    The college professor-novelist explains his latest text—his first full-length nonfiction work—Rez Life, and how growing up on the margins of a reservation was a metaphor for his life.

    12:38
    Air Date: April 12, 2012
    Writer David Treuer
    April 12, 2012 | 12:38
  • Rep. Xavier Becerra

    The California Congressman and member of the Budget and Ways and Means committees offers his thoughts on how the deficit discussion will play out on the 2012 campaign trail.

    11:53
    Air Date: April 12, 2012
    Rep. Xavier Becerra
    April 12, 2012 | 11:53
  • Dancer-actor Mikhail Baryshnikov, Part 2

    The legendary Oscar-nominated dancer-actor continues his conversation with Tavis, describing the challenges of running a theater company and assessing why classic dance theater is still segregated.

    23:55
    Air Date: April 11, 2012
    Dancer-actor Mikhail Baryshnikov, Part 2
    April 11, 2012 | 23:55
  • Dancer-actor Mikhail Baryshnikov, Part 1

    In part one of a two-part conversation, Tavis talks with the multi-faceted dancer, who discusses his latest project, In Paris—and the first performance in which he speaks Russian—and recalls the first time he was booed after performing before a crowd.

    22:55
    Air Date: April 10, 2012
    Dancer-actor Mikhail Baryshnikov, Part 1
    April 10, 2012 | 22:55
  • Olympic gold medalist Janet Evans

    The four-time Olympic gold medalist and mother of two discusses her renewed love for swimming, balancing training with motherhood and how her return to the Olympics impacts her legacy.

    24:24
    Air Date: April 9, 2012
    Olympic gold medalist Janet Evans
    April 9, 2012 | 24:24
  • Filmmaker Lawrence Kasdan

    The writer-director discusses the real-life inspiration behind his latest film, Darling Companion, and how he fares in an era when blockbuster films dominate the box office.

    23:43
    Air Date: April 6, 2012
    Filmmaker Lawrence Kasdan
    April 6, 2012 | 23:43
  • Iraq War veteran Paul K. Chappell

    The retired U.S. Army captain, peace activist and author of Peaceful Revolution describes being “pro-military, anti-war” and speculates on whether world peace is possible.

    24:22
    Air Date: April 5, 2012
    Iraq War veteran Paul K. Chappell
    April 5, 2012 | 24:22
  • Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, Part 2

    In part two of his conversation with Tavis, the former lobbyist and author of Capitol Punishment explains what leads to corruption in politicians and the revolving door on Washington’s K Street.

    24:41
    Air Date: April 4, 2012
    Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, Part 2
    April 4, 2012 | 24:41
  • Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, Part 1

    In part 1 of a two-part conversation, the former lobbyist shares his thoughts on being referred to as an “orthodox Robin Hood” and discusses the conflicting feedback he’s receiving for writing his book, Capitol Punishment.

    24:19
    Air Date: April 3, 2012
    Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, Part 1
    April 3, 2012 | 24:19
  • Entrepreneur Earvin “Magic” Johnson

    The Lakers legend-turned-entrepreneur reflects on the source of his competitive nature and business ethic and explains why he didn’t go into hibernation after announcing his diagnosis with the HIV virus.

    24:28
    Air Date: April 2, 2012
    Entrepreneur Earvin “Magic” Johnson
    April 2, 2012 | 24:28