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  • Actress Kathleen Turner, Part 2

    In part two of her conversation with Tavis, Turner reflects on the projects from her body of work that she absolutely loves.

    23:17
    Air Date: January 26, 2012
    Actress Kathleen Turner, Part 2
    January 26, 2012 | 23:17
  • Actress Kathleen Turner, Part 1

    In the first of a two-part conversation, the Oscar- and Tony-nominated actress shares what she believes she has in common with Molly Ivins, the writer-humorist she portrays in the stage production Red Hot Patriot.

    23:54
    Air Date: January 25, 2012
    Actress Kathleen Turner, Part 1
    January 25, 2012 | 23:54
  • Actor Terrence Howard

    The Oscar-nominated actor discusses his starring role in George Lucas’ Red Tails and explains why he’ll be disheartened if Black people don’t show up in droves to support the film.

    22:03
    Air Date: January 24, 2012
    Actor Terrence Howard
    January 24, 2012 | 22:03
  • Etta James Tribute

    Tavis devotes tonight’s show to the legacy of the three-time Grammy-winning blues matriarch.

    24:04
    Air Date: January 23, 2012
    Etta James Tribute
    January 23, 2012 | 24:04
  • Actor-activist Sean Penn, Part 2

    In the final night of the two-part conversation, the Oscar-winning actor-director continues his discussion of the “miracle of the spirit of the Haitian people” and also reflects on this year’s 30th anniversary of Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

    22:07
    Air Date: January 20, 2012
    Actor-activist Sean Penn, Part 2
    January 20, 2012 | 22:07
  • Actor-activist Sean Penn, Part 1

    The Oscar-winning actor and tireless human rights advocate—recently named ambassador-at-large of Haiti—offers his take on Haitian political leaders and discusses the crippling poverty that existed in the country before 2010′s devastating earthquake.

    24:12
    Air Date: January 19, 2012
    Actor-activist Sean Penn, Part 1
    January 19, 2012 | 24:12
  • Remaking America – Panel discussion, Part 3

    On the final night of a conversation on “Remaking America,” panelists assess how the course of the U.S. can be altered, making it as good as its promise.

    25:32
    Air Date: January 18, 2012
    Remaking America – Panel discussion, Part 3
    January 18, 2012 | 25:32
  • Remaking America – Panel discussion, Part 2

    In Part 2 of a roundtable discussion on “Remaking America,” some of the country’s most prominent advocates address the realities of dwindling opportunities in a politically paralyzed nation.

    24:00
    Air Date: January 17, 2012
    Remaking America – Panel discussion, Part 2
    January 17, 2012 | 24:00
  • Remaking America – Panel discussion, Part 1

    In Part 1 of a conversation on “Remaking America,” thought leaders wrestle with solutions for restoring the country’s prosperity.

    24:00
    Air Date: January 16, 2012
    Remaking America – Panel discussion, Part 1
    January 16, 2012 | 24:00
  • Bluegrass music superstar Alison Krauss

    The 26-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter discusses what she feels has recently attracted artists to bluegrass and performs music from her new CD, “Paper Airplane.”

    19:57
    Air Date: December 23, 2011
    Bluegrass music superstar Alison Krauss
    December 23, 2011 | 19:57
  • Actor Robert Blake, Part 2

    The multiple Emmy winner continues his exclusive conversation with Tavis and reflects on his life as a child star and the TV fame of “Baretta.”

    24:02
    Air Date: December 22, 2011
    Actor Robert Blake, Part 2
    December 22, 2011 | 24:02
  • Actor Robert Blake, Part 1

    In part 1 of an exclusive two-part conversation, the Emmy-winning actor talks about the ghosts that haunt the living when they “get old,” the days he spent in jail before his acquittal on murder charges and the plan he believes God has for his life.

    24:12
    Air Date: December 21, 2011
    Actor Robert Blake, Part 1
    December 21, 2011 | 24:12
  • Country music legend Merle Haggard

    The Grammy-winning country music singer-songwriter shares the inspiration for his lyrics and discusses his new album, “Working in Tennessee.”

    10:57
    Air Date: December 20, 2011
    Country music legend Merle Haggard
    December 20, 2011 | 10:57
  • Journalist Donna Britt

    The author of Brothers (& Me) discusses death and loss and explains what led her to write a memoir about the violent death of her brother.

    13:08
    Air Date: December 20, 2011
    Journalist Donna Britt
    December 20, 2011 | 13:08