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  • Musician Gregg Allman

    The singer-songwriter reflects on the life experiences that inspired his text My Cross to Bear and the Allman Brothers’ contribution to music.

    23:35
    Air Date: May 23, 2012
    Musician Gregg Allman
    May 23, 2012 | 23:35
  • Actor-writer Billy Bob Thornton

    The Academy Award winner-turned-author shares what finally convinced him to write his memoir, The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts, and talks about life-changing events and his driving force.

    24:35
    Air Date: May 22, 2012
    Actor-writer Billy Bob Thornton
    May 22, 2012 | 24:35
  • Donna Summer Tribute

    In a tribute to the “Queen of Disco,” Tavis looks at the legacy of the five-time Grammy winner and one of the most popular artists of the disco era.

    04:11
    Air Date: May 21, 2012
    Donna Summer Tribute
    May 21, 2012 | 04:11
  • Former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley

    The best-selling author and former senator discusses his text We Can All Do Better, in which he assesses the state of the U.S., the toll placed on its people and what role each American can play to help the nation reach its full potential.

    20:13
    Air Date: May 21, 2012
    Former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley
    May 21, 2012 | 20:13
  • Producer-writer Garry Marshall

    One of the TV and film’s most successful writer-director-producers discusses his battle with cancer and what it takes to be a successful producer, as detailed in his new memoir, My Happy Days in Hollywood.

    24:34
    Air Date: May 18, 2012
    Producer-writer Garry Marshall
    May 18, 2012 | 24:34
  • Paralympic medalist-author Bonnie St. John

    The Paralympic medalist and best-selling author discusses what she and her daughter learned while writing her text How Great Women Lead: A Mother-Daughter Adventure into the Lives of Women Shaping the World.

    12:52
    Air Date: May 17, 2012
    Paralympic medalist-author Bonnie St. John
    May 17, 2012 | 12:52
  • Salon.com founder David Talbot

    The online journalism pioneer shares why he chose to write about San Francisco in his book Seasons of the Witch, how the city’s inhabitants pushed social progress and relates its 1960s values to current social issues.

    11:23
    Air Date: May 17, 2012
    Salon.com founder David Talbot
    May 17, 2012 | 11:23
  • Actor Michael Emerson

    The two-time Emmy winner and Person of Interest star discusses overcoming nerves about performing on stage, his thoughts on being known as a character actor and the type of role he fears most.

    23:32
    Air Date: May 16, 2012
    Actor Michael Emerson
    May 16, 2012 | 23:32
  • Singer-songwriter Carole King

    The prolific singer-songwriter reflects on her past songs and the inspiration for her art, as described in her memoir, A Natural Woman.

    24:30
    Air Date: May 15, 2012
    Singer-songwriter Carole King
    May 15, 2012 | 24:30
  • Actor Dev Patel

    The actor of Slumdog Millionaire fame highlights his rise to stardom and discusses two new projects: the star vehicle The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and the new HBO series The Newsroom.

    9:43
    Air Date: May 14, 2012
    Actor Dev Patel
    May 14, 2012 | 9:43
  • Urban farmer Will Allen

    The pioneering urban farmer and founder-CEO of Growing Power, Inc. discusses his text The Good Food Revolution, his thoughts on “food deserts” and preventative measures against disease and childhood obesity.

    14:44
    Air Date: May 14, 2012
    Urban farmer Will Allen
    May 14, 2012 | 14:44
  • Actor Ryan O’Neal

    The Oscar-nominated actor discusses media scrutiny of his parenting skills, his battle with different types of cancer and why he wrote his memoir, Both of Us: My Life with Farrah.

    24:40
    Air Date: May 11, 2012
    Actor Ryan O’Neal
    May 11, 2012 | 24:40
  • TV exec Warren Littlefield

    The former president of NBC entertainment and architect of “Must See TV” analyzes the current need for quality television, as detailed in his new book Top of the Rock.

    24:38
    Air Date: May 10, 2012
    TV exec Warren Littlefield
    May 10, 2012 | 24:38
  • Harvard professor Michael Sandel

    The Harvard professor assesses whether morality is in play in U.S. markets and discusses his best-selling book, What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets.

    24:32
    Air Date: May 9, 2012
    Harvard professor Michael Sandel
    May 9, 2012 | 24:32