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  • Writer Clay Risen

    The acclaimed author unpacks his text on the single most important piece of legislation passed by Congress in American history—the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

    Air Date: April 2, 2014
    Writer Clay Risen
    April 2, 2014
  • Actress-singer-dancer Chita Rivera

    Universally regarded as an American national treasure, Rivera reflects on her history-making career.

    Air Date: January 28, 2014
    Actress-singer-dancer Chita Rivera
    January 28, 2014
  • Comedienne Joan Rivers – Part 1

    The internationally renowned comedienne and best-selling author talks about her latest text, Diary of a Mad Diva.

    Air Date: July 14, 2014
    Comedienne Joan Rivers – Part 1
    July 14, 2014
  • Comedienne Joan Rivers – Part 2

    Rivers keeps the laughs coming, but also does some serious reflecting in the conclusion of our two-part conversation.

    Air Date: July 15, 2014
    Comedienne Joan Rivers – Part 2
    July 15, 2014
  • Singer-songwriter Johnny Rivers

    The “Secret Agent Man” reflects on 50 years of rock and roll, including his stint at the legendary L.A. music venue, the Whiskey a Go Go.

    Air Date: January 13, 2014
    Singer-songwriter Johnny Rivers
    January 13, 2014
  • 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.

    Air Date: March 2, 2012
    Emmy-winning filmmaker Jay Roach
    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.

    Air Date: September 21, 2010
    Actor-filmmaker-activist Tim Robbins
    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.

    Air Date: April 17, 2013
    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Robert Battle & Alicia Graf Mack
    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.

    Air Date: September 22, 2011
    Law professor-author Dorothy Roberts
    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.

    Air Date: May 1, 2012
    Journalist-author Robin Roberts
    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.

    Air Date: April 30, 2014
    ‘GMA’ anchor Robin Roberts
    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.

    Air Date: April 22, 2011
    Musician Robbie Robertson
    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.

    Air Date: October 16, 2013
    Singer-songwriter-guitarist Robbie Robertson
    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.

    Air Date: October 5, 2010
    Washington Post Eugene Robinson
    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.

    Air Date: March 1, 2011
    Singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson
    March 1, 2011