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  • Dancer-actor Mikhail Baryshnikov, Part 1

    In part one of a two-part conversation, Tavis talks with the multi-faceted dancer, who discusses his latest project, In Paris—and the first performance in which he speaks Russian—and recalls the first time he was booed after performing before a crowd.

    22:55
    Air Date: April 10, 2012
    Dancer-actor Mikhail Baryshnikov, Part 1
    April 10, 2012 | 22:55
  • Olympic gold medalist Janet Evans

    The four-time Olympic gold medalist and mother of two discusses her renewed love for swimming, balancing training with motherhood and how her return to the Olympics impacts her legacy.

    24:24
    Air Date: April 9, 2012
    Olympic gold medalist Janet Evans
    April 9, 2012 | 24:24
  • Filmmaker Lawrence Kasdan

    The writer-director discusses the real-life inspiration behind his latest film, Darling Companion, and how he fares in an era when blockbuster films dominate the box office.

    23:43
    Air Date: April 6, 2012
    Filmmaker Lawrence Kasdan
    April 6, 2012 | 23:43
  • Iraq War veteran Paul K. Chappell

    The retired U.S. Army captain, peace activist and author of Peaceful Revolution describes being “pro-military, anti-war” and speculates on whether world peace is possible.

    24:22
    Air Date: April 5, 2012
    Iraq War veteran Paul K. Chappell
    April 5, 2012 | 24:22
  • Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, Part 2

    In part two of his conversation with Tavis, the former lobbyist and author of Capitol Punishment explains what leads to corruption in politicians and the revolving door on Washington’s K Street.

    24:41
    Air Date: April 4, 2012
    Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, Part 2
    April 4, 2012 | 24:41
  • Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, Part 1

    In part 1 of a two-part conversation, the former lobbyist shares his thoughts on being referred to as an “orthodox Robin Hood” and discusses the conflicting feedback he’s receiving for writing his book, Capitol Punishment.

    24:19
    Air Date: April 3, 2012
    Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, Part 1
    April 3, 2012 | 24:19
  • Entrepreneur Earvin “Magic” Johnson

    The Lakers legend-turned-entrepreneur reflects on the source of his competitive nature and business ethic and explains why he didn’t go into hibernation after announcing his diagnosis with the HIV virus.

    24:28
    Air Date: April 2, 2012
    Entrepreneur Earvin “Magic” Johnson
    April 2, 2012 | 24:28
  • Made Visible: Women, Children & Poverty in America – Panel discussion, Part 3

    On the third and final night of a compelling discussion, the panelists’ conversation includes recommendations for national action to move women and children out of poverty.

    23:55
    Air Date: March 30, 2012
    Made Visible: Women, Children & Poverty in America – Panel discussion, Part 3
    March 30, 2012 | 23:55
  • Made Visible: Women, Children & Poverty in America – Panel discussion, Part 2

    In the second of a three-part discussion, some of the most prominent females in the U.S. address issues around women, children and poverty in America.

    23:46
    Air Date: March 29, 2012
    Made Visible: Women, Children & Poverty in America – Panel discussion, Part 2
    March 29, 2012 | 23:46
  • Made Visible: Women, Children & Poverty in America – Panel discussion, Part 1

    In Part 1 of a conversation on the rising numbers of women and children in poverty, panelists discuss the financial, social and economic disparities that women face in the U.S.

    23:48
    Air Date: March 28, 2012
    Made Visible: Women, Children & Poverty in America – Panel discussion, Part 1
    March 28, 2012 | 23:48
  • Singer-songwriter Macy Gray

    The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter discusses her unique voice, the career she thought she’d have when she was growing up in Ohio and her new CD, “Covered”—her first in two years.

    12:08
    Air Date: March 27, 2012
    Singer-songwriter Macy Gray
    March 27, 2012 | 12:08
  • Physician-author Mark Hyman

    Dr. Hyman, author of The Blood Sugar Solution, explains why 1 in 2 Americans either have diabetes or pre-diabetes, details the program that seeks to cure “diabesity” and shares why the future of medicine is personalized care.

    12:03
    Air Date: March 27, 2012
    Physician-author Mark Hyman
    March 27, 2012 | 12:03
  • Former U.S. Army Ranger Sean Parnell

    Author of the best seller Outlaw Platoon, Parnell shares the horrific event that he experienced on his first day of combat and discusses the need for more support for vets returning home.

    24:24
    Air Date: March 26, 2012
    Former U.S. Army Ranger Sean Parnell
    March 26, 2012 | 24:24
  • Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson

    The Space Chronicles author explains why space is the ultimate frontier and comments on the future of U.S. space exploration.

    24:45
    Air Date: March 23, 2012
    Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson
    March 23, 2012 | 24:45