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  • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee

    The Democratic congresswoman from Texas offers her take on President Obama’s standing with African Americans and his recent speech at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual awards dinner.

    12:05
    Air Date: September 26, 2011
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee
    September 26, 2011 | 12:05
  • Jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins

    The jazz great—and recently named 2011 Kennedy Center Honors recipient—talks about his new album “Road Shows, Vol. 2″ and explains why, at age 81, he still practices every day.

    24:07
    Air Date: September 23, 2011
    Jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins
    September 23, 2011 | 24:07
  • Law professor-author Dorothy Roberts

    Roberts, a legal scholar and author of Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century, examines the political and commercial incentives for continuing the categorization of people by race.

    11:28
    Air Date: September 22, 2011
    Law professor-author Dorothy Roberts
    September 22, 2011 | 11:28
  • Journalist Thomas Friedman

    The three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and author of That Used to Be Us discusses the president’s veto of Palestine’s U.N. statehood bid and shares his thoughts on the president’s jobs bill.

    12:30
    Air Date: September 22, 2011
    Journalist Thomas Friedman
    September 22, 2011 | 12:30
  • Journalist Ron Suskind

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist shares what he learned about President Obama from their hour-long conversation, which was part of the research for the new book, Confidence Men.

    24:13
    Air Date: September 21, 2011
    Journalist Ron Suskind
    September 21, 2011 | 24:13
  • Musician Tori Amos

    The singer-songwriter discusses the delicate ruthlessness that it took to record classical songs—as she did for her latest CD “Night of Hunters”—and the courage that she mustered to “mess with the masters.” She also performs a track from the new album.

    11:52
    Air Date: September 20, 2011
    Musician Tori Amos
    September 20, 2011 | 11:52
  • Actor-producer-activist Danny Glover

    The actor, activist and co-producer of the documentary The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 discusses the impact of violence and non-violence on the African American struggle.

    11:55
    Air Date: September 20, 2011
    Actor-producer-activist Danny Glover
    September 20, 2011 | 11:55
  • Filmmaker Michael Moore

    The Oscar-winning filmmaker and author of Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life discusses President Obama’s plan to cut the national debt and shares what he would say to the president if he had five minutes alone with him.

    24:04
    Air Date: September 19, 2011
    Filmmaker Michael Moore
    September 19, 2011 | 24:04
  • TOMS Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie

    The founder of TOMS shoes and author of Start Something That Matters explains the backstory of his brand’s name and describes the model behind the socially-conscious business.

    11:10
    Air Date: September 9, 2011
    TOMS Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie
    September 9, 2011 | 11:10
  • 9/11 survivor Lauren Manning

    A survivor of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center, Manning reflects on her 10-year journey of survival and re-creation.

    12:19
    Air Date: September 9, 2011
    9/11 survivor Lauren Manning
    September 9, 2011 | 12:19
  • Comparative religions scholar Reza Aslan

    The noted religious scholar and No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam” author, who predicted the youth-centered Arab uprising in the Middle East and North Africa, outlines the impact that the Arab Spring will have on U.S. foreign policy.

    12:48
    Air Date: September 8, 2011
    Comparative religions scholar Reza Aslan
    September 8, 2011 | 12:48
  • Political theorist Benjamin Barber

    The distinguished Demos fellow and president of CivWorld and the Interdependence Movement recounts his whereabouts on 9/11 and explains why borders don’t matter anymore.

    11:07
    Air Date: September 8, 2011
    Political theorist Benjamin Barber
    September 8, 2011 | 11:07
  • Country music legend Glen Campbell

    The iconic singer-songwriter discusses his new CD, “Ghost on the Canvas,” and, with his wife Kimberly, shares what life is like with his recent Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

    12:44
    Air Date: September 7, 2011
    Country music legend Glen Campbell
    September 7, 2011 | 12:44
  • Demos fellow Bob Herbert

    The distinguished Demos fellow and former New York Times columnist shares why he’s not optimistic about President Obama’s jobs plan and explains why Black Americans are not in a recession, but in a full-blown depression.

    10:58
    Air Date: September 7, 2011
    Demos fellow Bob Herbert
    September 7, 2011 | 10:58