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  • 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.”

    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.”

    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.

    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.”

    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.

    Air Date: December 20, 2011
    Journalist Donna Britt
    December 20, 2011 | 13:08
  • Angelina Jolie & Zana Marjanovic

    In the Land of Blood and Honey’s writer-director and star discuss the emotional toll that it took on the performers and filmmakers to create a love story against the backdrop of the Bosnian War.

    Air Date: December 19, 2011
    Angelina Jolie & Zana Marjanovic
    December 19, 2011 | 23:25
  • Film producer Roger Corman

    The legendary Hollywood producer-director discusses the new documentary about his life, Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel, and explains why he feels the state of independent filmmaking is “not good.”

    Air Date: December 16, 2011
    Film producer Roger Corman
    December 16, 2011 | 24:13
  • Sir Ben Kingsley

    The Oscar-winning actor shares what it was like to star in Martin Scorsese’s first 3D film, Hugo, and explains how 3D film impacts the work of acting.

    Air Date: December 15, 2011
    Sir Ben Kingsley
    December 15, 2011 | 12:08
  • Journalist Tom Brokaw

    The award-winning journalist, out with the new text The Time of Our Lives, discusses the end of the Iraq War and the future of public service in the U.S.

    Air Date: December 15, 2011
    Journalist Tom Brokaw
    December 15, 2011 | 12:04
  • Documentary filmmaker Carl Colby

    The award-winning documentary filmmaker shares the story of uncovering the truth about his father—a CIA spy and the subject of The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby.

    Air Date: December 14, 2011
    Documentary filmmaker Carl Colby
    December 14, 2011 | 9:30
  • Actor Gary Oldman

    Oldman shares his thoughts on the Oscar buzz surrounding his performance in the new film Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.

    Air Date: December 14, 2011
    Actor Gary Oldman
    December 14, 2011 | 14:25
  • Film producer Harvey Weinstein

    The Oscar-winning producer explains why he decided to take a gamble on one of his new projects, the black-and-white silent film The Artist.

    Air Date: December 13, 2011
    Film producer Harvey Weinstein
    December 13, 2011 | 23:22
  • Former DC schools chief Michelle Rhee

    The former chancellor of Washington D.C. public schools and founder of StudentsFirst explains why education reform is often such a vicious political game.

    Air Date: December 12, 2011
    Former DC schools chief Michelle Rhee
    December 12, 2011 | 22:58
  • Singer-songwriter Shelby Lynne

    The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter explains what led to her exploration of a horrific childhood tragedy in her latest album, “Revelation Road.”

    Air Date: December 2, 2011
    Singer-songwriter Shelby Lynne
    December 2, 2011 | 13:08