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  • Journalist Gail Collins

    The New York Times columnist and best-selling author discusses her text, As Texas Goes…, and shares her thoughts on events surrounding this year’s presidential election.

    24:31
    Air Date: June 4, 2012
    Journalist Gail Collins
    June 4, 2012 | 24:31
  • Actor-filmmaker Kevin Costner, Part 2

    In the conclusion of a two-part conversation, Costner discusses his role in the History Channel’s first scripted miniseries, Hatfields & McCoys, and his band’s companion CD. He also shares his experience of working with the late Whitney Houston and speaking at her funeral.

    23:46
    Air Date: May 25, 2012
    Actor-filmmaker Kevin Costner, Part 2
    May 25, 2012 | 23:46
  • Actor-filmmaker Kevin Costner, Part 1

    In part one of this two-night conversation, the two-time Oscar winner reflects on his body of work and the moment he fully committed to becoming a thespian and discloses the one thing he feels people would envy of him.

    23:57
    Air Date: May 24, 2012
    Actor-filmmaker Kevin Costner, Part 1
    May 24, 2012 | 23:57
  • Musician Gregg Allman

    The singer-songwriter reflects on the life experiences that inspired his text My Cross to Bear and the Allman Brothers’ contribution to music.

    23:35
    Air Date: May 23, 2012
    Musician Gregg Allman
    May 23, 2012 | 23:35
  • Actor-writer Billy Bob Thornton

    The Academy Award winner-turned-author shares what finally convinced him to write his memoir, The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts, and talks about life-changing events and his driving force.

    24:35
    Air Date: May 22, 2012
    Actor-writer Billy Bob Thornton
    May 22, 2012 | 24:35
  • Donna Summer Tribute

    In a tribute to the “Queen of Disco,” Tavis looks at the legacy of the five-time Grammy winner and one of the most popular artists of the disco era.

    04:11
    Air Date: May 21, 2012
    Donna Summer Tribute
    May 21, 2012 | 04:11
  • Former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley

    The best-selling author and former senator discusses his text We Can All Do Better, in which he assesses the state of the U.S., the toll placed on its people and what role each American can play to help the nation reach its full potential.

    20:13
    Air Date: May 21, 2012
    Former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley
    May 21, 2012 | 20:13
  • Producer-writer Garry Marshall

    One of the TV and film’s most successful writer-director-producers discusses his battle with cancer and what it takes to be a successful producer, as detailed in his new memoir, My Happy Days in Hollywood.

    24:34
    Air Date: May 18, 2012
    Producer-writer Garry Marshall
    May 18, 2012 | 24:34
  • Paralympic medalist-author Bonnie St. John

    The Paralympic medalist and best-selling author discusses what she and her daughter learned while writing her text How Great Women Lead: A Mother-Daughter Adventure into the Lives of Women Shaping the World.

    12:52
    Air Date: May 17, 2012
    Paralympic medalist-author Bonnie St. John
    May 17, 2012 | 12:52
  • Salon.com founder David Talbot

    The online journalism pioneer shares why he chose to write about San Francisco in his book Seasons of the Witch, how the city’s inhabitants pushed social progress and relates its 1960s values to current social issues.

    11:23
    Air Date: May 17, 2012
    Salon.com founder David Talbot
    May 17, 2012 | 11:23
  • Actor Michael Emerson

    The two-time Emmy winner and Person of Interest star discusses overcoming nerves about performing on stage, his thoughts on being known as a character actor and the type of role he fears most.

    23:32
    Air Date: May 16, 2012
    Actor Michael Emerson
    May 16, 2012 | 23:32
  • Singer-songwriter Carole King

    The prolific singer-songwriter reflects on her past songs and the inspiration for her art, as described in her memoir, A Natural Woman.

    24:30
    Air Date: May 15, 2012
    Singer-songwriter Carole King
    May 15, 2012 | 24:30
  • Actor Dev Patel

    The actor of Slumdog Millionaire fame highlights his rise to stardom and discusses two new projects: the star vehicle The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and the new HBO series The Newsroom.

    9:43
    Air Date: May 14, 2012
    Actor Dev Patel
    May 14, 2012 | 9:43
  • Urban farmer Will Allen

    The pioneering urban farmer and founder-CEO of Growing Power, Inc. discusses his text The Good Food Revolution, his thoughts on “food deserts” and preventative measures against disease and childhood obesity.

    14:44
    Air Date: May 14, 2012
    Urban farmer Will Allen
    May 14, 2012 | 14:44