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  • Former U.S. senator Russ Feingold

    The former senator and author of While America Sleeps explains why he feels the U.S. has “gone to sleep on international issues” and offers his prediction on the outcome of the presidential campaign.

    Air Date: March 6, 2012
    Former U.S. senator Russ Feingold
    March 6, 2012 | 24:11
  • ‘Morning Joe’ host Joe Scarborough

    The Morning Joe host and former GOP congressman from Florida weighs in on campaign finance reform, whether there’s room in the GOP for moderates and why the Washington of the 1990s is so different from Washington today.

    Air Date: March 5, 2012
    ‘Morning Joe’ host Joe Scarborough
    March 5, 2012 | 23:14
  • Emmy-winning filmmaker Jay Roach

    The director and producer of Game Change, the new HBO dramatization of the 2008 presidential campaign, talks about VP candidate Sarah Palin and whether the filmmakers “went soft” on Sen. John McCain.

    Air Date: March 2, 2012
    Emmy-winning filmmaker Jay Roach
    March 2, 2012 | 24:01
  • Harvard law professor Lani Guinier

    The Harvard law professor and noted author discusses the ongoing affirmative action debate as the U.S. Supreme Court agrees to reconsider the constitutionality of race-conscious college admissions.

    Air Date: March 1, 2012
    Harvard law professor Lani Guinier
    March 1, 2012 | 24:20
  • Heart experts Steven Nissen, M.D. & Marc Gillinov, M.D.

    Two of the leading heart experts in the U.S. and authors of Heart 411 describe the burden heart disease places on America’s healthcare system and ways heart health can be improved.

    Air Date: February 29, 2012
    Heart experts Steven Nissen, M.D. & Marc Gillinov, M.D.
    February 29, 2012
  • Singer-songwriter Sinéad O’Connor

    The outspoken and controversial singer-songwriter—whose new CD is “How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?”—explains why she wrote such a romantic album and shares who her muse was for this project.

    Air Date: February 28, 2012
    Singer-songwriter Sinéad O’Connor
    February 28, 2012 | 23:49
  • Actress-filmmaker Jennifer Westfeldt

    The Tony-nominated actress-filmmaker explains how being out of sync with her peer group served as inspiration for her latest acting vehicle, Friends with Kids, the new comedy which she also wrote, directed and produced.

    Air Date: February 27, 2012
    Actress-filmmaker Jennifer Westfeldt
    February 27, 2012 | 11:45
  • Democratic strategist Debbie Dingell

    The Democratic strategist and D2 Strategies president discusses Mitt Romney’s chances in Michigan, the GOP presidential primary season and the impact of money on politics.

    Air Date: February 27, 2012
    Democratic strategist Debbie Dingell
    February 27, 2012 | 10:59
  • Oscar Highlights

    Tavis revisits highlights of his conversations with several of this year’s Oscar nominees.

    Air Date: February 24, 2012
    Oscar Highlights
    February 24, 2012 | 24:11
  • King of Otuam Peggielene Bartels

    The King of Otuam, Ghana and co-author of King Peggy discusses the changes she’s made to her home village since becoming its first female ruler and shares the impact she’s had on young girls.

    Air Date: February 23, 2012
    King of Otuam Peggielene Bartels
    February 23, 2012 | 24:26
  • Actor-musician Steve Martin

    The multitalented comedian-actor-musician and author of The Ten, Make That Nine, Habits of Very Organized People. Make That Ten. explains what, artistically, he gets out of using Twitter and plays a tune from his Grammy-nominated bluegrass CD, “Rare Bird Alert.”

    Air Date: February 22, 2012
    Actor-musician Steve Martin
    February 22, 2012 | 24:29
  • Actor Don Cheadle

    The co-exec producer of and actor in Showtime’s House of Lies shares what it’s like to play a character that was not written explicitly for a Black man.

    Air Date: February 21, 2012
    Actor Don Cheadle
    February 21, 2012 | 12:59
  • Writer Thomas Frank

    The social critic, out with the new book Pity the Billionaire, discusses the Tea Party movement and which way the pendulum is swinging in the Republican Party.

    Air Date: February 21, 2012
    Writer Thomas Frank
    February 21, 2012 | 11:31
  • Former ad exec Charlotte Beers

    The history-making former ad exec and author of I’d Rather Be in Charge explains why she doesn’t believe there’s a conspiracy by men to hold women back in the workplace and shares how women navigate relationships at home versus work.

    Air Date: February 20, 2012
    Former ad exec Charlotte Beers
    February 20, 2012 | 24:14