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  • Director Mira Nair

    One of few women of color to break through the ranks as a major motion picture director, Nair describes her new film, which tackles issues of nationalism and identity in a post-9-11 world.

    Air Date: April 30, 2013
    Director Mira Nair
    April 30, 2013 | 24:21
  • Comedian-writer Rick Najera

    One of the most powerful voices in the Latino world today, Najera previews his autobiography, Almost White.

    Air Date: October 14, 2013
    Comedian-writer Rick Najera
    October 14, 2013 | 11:35
  • Writer-comedian Rick Najera

    One of the most powerful voices in the Latino world today, Najera breaks down the challenges he’s faced while navigating Hollywood, which he writes about in his memoir, Almost White.

    Air Date: March 12, 2014
    Writer-comedian Rick Najera
    March 12, 2014
  • Hip-hop artist Nas

    The hip-hop visionary talks about his successful career and the 20th anniversary of the release of his landmark album, “Illmatic.”

    Air Date: April 23, 2014
    Hip-hop artist Nas
    April 23, 2014 | 26:34
  • Musicians Nas; Damian Marley

    Musicians reflect on what they found in each other’s work that led to their collaborative CD.

    Air Date: May 24, 2010
    Musicians Nas; Damian Marley
    May 24, 2010 | 10:40
  • Civil rights activist Diane Nash

    Civil rights activist Diane Nash—one of the people featured in the powerful American Experience documentary “Freedom Riders”—reflects on the 50th anniversary of the original group of volunteers who risked their lives to fight segregation in the Deep South.

    Air Date: May 10, 2011
    Civil rights activist Diane Nash
    May 10, 2011 | 22:47
  • Musician Graham Nash

    Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and accomplished photographer explains how he marries his love of music with his love of images.

    Air Date: January 14, 2011
    Musician Graham Nash
    January 14, 2011
  • Singer-songwriter Graham Nash

    The British rocker reflects on his prolific career that’s spanned five decades and two continents.

    Air Date: November 8, 2013
    Singer-songwriter Graham Nash
    November 8, 2013 | 26:44
  • Actor Nate Parker & Psychologist Dr. Valerie Purdie-Vaughns

    Parker and Purdie-Vaughns examine the role the media plays in perpetuating conscious and unconscious bias.

    Air Date: November 10, 2014
    Actor Nate Parker & Psychologist Dr. Valerie Purdie-Vaughns
    November 10, 2014 | 26:36
  • Composer-musician-vocalist Hafez Nazeri

    The young Iranian-born composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist talks about his pioneering and innovative music.

    Air Date: April 10, 2014
    Composer-musician-vocalist Hafez Nazeri
    April 10, 2014
  • Singer-songwriter Ne-Yo

    Grammy-winning singer-songwriter discusses one of his idols, the late Michael Jackson, as well as his acting career and the new film Battle: Los Angeles.

    Air Date: February 16, 2011
    Singer-songwriter Ne-Yo
    February 16, 2011
  • Filmmaker Stanley Nelson

    The veteran filmmaker previews his latest project, Freedom Summer, which chronicles a period in the civil rights movement that radically changed the U.S.

    Air Date: June 19, 2014
    Filmmaker Stanley Nelson
    June 19, 2014 | 11:09
  • Singer Aaron Neville

    The four-time Grammy Award-winning singer shares the history behind his tribute to doo-wop on his new CD, “My True Story.”

    Air Date: January 31, 2013
    Singer Aaron Neville
    January 31, 2013 | 26:46
  • Comedian-actor Bob Newhart

    The TV veteran and comedy icon reflects on his first primetime Emmy win after more than 50 years in show business.

    Air Date: September 27, 2013
    Comedian-actor Bob Newhart
    September 27, 2013 | 26:42