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  • 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.”

    24:29
    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.

    12:59
    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.

    11:31
    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.

    24:14
    Air Date: February 20, 2012
    Former ad exec Charlotte Beers
    February 20, 2012 | 24:14
  • Writer Pico Iyer

    The award-winning author of The Man Within My Head discusses the character that has haunted him over the years.

    24:22
    Air Date: February 17, 2012
    Writer Pico Iyer
    February 17, 2012 | 24:22
  • Musician-actor Steven Van Zandt

    The musician-actor and writer, exec producer and star of Lilyhammer shares how his series became the first original show on Netflix.

    24:35
    Air Date: February 16, 2012
    Musician-actor Steven Van Zandt
    February 16, 2012 | 24:35
  • Filmmaker Lucy Walker

    The two-time Oscar nominee discusses her latest project, The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom, and recounts her experience in Japan a few weeks after that country’s earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.

    13:14
    Air Date: February 15, 2012
    Filmmaker Lucy Walker
    February 15, 2012 | 13:14
  • Filmmaker Robin Fryday

    The first-time filmmaker, whose debut film—the documentary-short The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement—has garnered an Academy Award nod, shares the powerful story of her project’s subject, James Armstrong.

    10:52
    Air Date: February 15, 2012
    Filmmaker Robin Fryday
    February 15, 2012 | 10:52
  • R&B artist Anthony Hamilton

    The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter reflects on what it was like working with powerhouse producer Babyface and the advantages and disadvantages of “crossing over” musically.

    12:23
    Air Date: February 14, 2012
    R&B artist Anthony Hamilton
    February 14, 2012 | 12:23
  • Political reporter Jonathan Martin

    POLITICO’s senior political reporter examines the “topsy-turvy” GOP presidential primary season.

    11:51
    Air Date: February 14, 2012
    Political reporter Jonathan Martin
    February 14, 2012 | 11:51
  • Journalist Thomas B. Edsall

    The veteran journalist discusses his new book, The Age of Austerity, and explains how austerity has become “a great political tool.”

    24:38
    Air Date: February 13, 2012
    Journalist Thomas B. Edsall
    February 13, 2012 | 24:38
  • Personal finance expert Suze Orman

    The Emmy-winning TV show host and best-selling author shares why she feels the credit scoring system is “broken” and discusses women in poverty.

    24:39
    Air Date: February 10, 2012
    Personal finance expert Suze Orman
    February 10, 2012 | 24:39
  • Actresses Viola Davis & Octavia Spencer

    The Oscar-nominated actresses passionately discuss their roles in The Help and have a spirited debate about the ambivalence many people have regarding their roles in the film.

    24:37
    Air Date: February 9, 2012
    Actresses Viola Davis & Octavia Spencer
    February 9, 2012 | 24:37
  • Internet activist Wael Ghonim, Part 2

    Tavis concludes his two-part conversation with the Egyptian new media activist and former Google exec.

    Air Date: February 8, 2012
    Internet activist Wael Ghonim, Part 2
    February 8, 2012