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  • Emmy-winning filmmaker Jay Roach

    The director and producer of Game Change, the new HBO dramatization of the 2008 presidential campaign, talks about VP candidate Sarah Palin and whether the filmmakers “went soft” on Sen. John McCain.

    24:01
    Air Date: March 2, 2012
    Emmy-winning filmmaker Jay Roach
    24:01
    March 2, 2012
  • Actor-filmmaker-activist Tim Robbins

    Oscar-winning actor, director, producer, musician and activist explains why it’s important in his new stage play, Break the Whip—which he wrote and directs—to tell the story of the Jamestown settlement without Pocahontas or John Smith.

    24:10
    Air Date: September 21, 2010
    Actor-filmmaker-activist Tim Robbins
    24:10
    September 21, 2010
  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Robert Battle & Alicia Graf Mack

    Artistic director Battle and dancer Mack discuss their goal to build on the prestigious Company’s triumphs while making sure it stays relevant.

    26:46
    Air Date: April 17, 2013
    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Robert Battle & Alicia Graf Mack
    26:46
    April 17, 2013
  • 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
    11:28
    September 22, 2011
  • Journalist-author Robin Roberts

    The Emmy-winning Good Morning America co-anchor reflects on the experience of writing her latest text, My Story, My Song, with her mother and how, through their collaboration, they learned more about each other.

    12:41
    Air Date: May 1, 2012
    Journalist-author Robin Roberts
    12:41
    May 1, 2012
  • ‘GMA’ anchor Robin Roberts

    The veteran broadcaster recounts lessons learned from her incredible journey, as told in her memoir, Everybody’s Got Something.

    26:36
    Air Date: April 30, 2014
    ‘GMA’ anchor Robin Roberts
    26:36
    April 30, 2014
  • Musician Robbie Robertson

    Rock icon explains why he’s so transparent at this point in his life and describes his new CD—one of the most talked about projects of the year.

    13:34
    Air Date: April 22, 2011
    Musician Robbie Robertson
    13:34
    April 22, 2011
  • Singer-songwriter-guitarist Robbie Robertson

    The celebrated musician and founding member of The Band shares his insight on the business that made him a legend.

    26:42
    Air Date: October 16, 2013
    Singer-songwriter-guitarist Robbie Robertson
    26:42
    October 16, 2013
  • Washington Post Eugene Robinson

    Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post associate editor and author of the new book Disintegration de-bunks the myth of a monolithic Black America.

    12:00
    Air Date: October 5, 2010
    Washington Post Eugene Robinson
    12:00
    October 5, 2010
  • Singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson

    Motown legend discusses his recovery from drug addiction and offers advice to his ‘little brother’ El DeBarge, who recently returned to rehab for his own addiction.

    24:11
    Air Date: March 1, 2011
    Singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson
    24:11
    March 1, 2011
  • Comedian Chris Rock

    Multi-talented comedian-actor reflects on his influences, navigating his career and dealing with adulation.

    23:22
    Air Date: April 15, 2010
    Comedian Chris Rock
    23:22
    April 15, 2010
  • Actor Sam Rockwell

    Versatile actor explains why he finds it daunting to play a real person as opposed to a fictional character.

    11:00
    Air Date: October 4, 2010
    Actor Sam Rockwell
    11:00
    October 4, 2010
  • Musician-producer Nile Rodgers

    Multiple Grammy winner shares the backstory of his hit song “Le Freak” and talks about award-winning songs that he produced for Diana Ross and Madonna.

    23:56
    Air Date: October 25, 2011
    Musician-producer Nile Rodgers
    23:56
    October 25, 2011
  • Authors Rodney and Holly Robinson Peete

    Mr. and Mrs. Peete discuss the impact of their son’s autism diagnosis—the difficulty and the silver lining—and the books they’ve each written that they hope will help others.

    10:22
    Air Date: April 13, 2010
    Authors Rodney and Holly Robinson Peete
    10:22
    April 13, 2010
  • Foreign Policy magazine Josh Rogin

    Foreign Policy magazine’s discusses WikiLeaks’ controversial release of classified U.S. diplomatic documents and the growing tensions on the Korean peninsula.

    9:25
    Air Date: November 29, 2010
    Foreign Policy magazine Josh Rogin
    9:25
    November 29, 2010