- Writer Clay RisenWriter 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.
- Actress-singer-dancer Chita RiveraActress-singer-dancer Chita Rivera
Universally regarded as an American national treasure, Rivera reflects on her history-making career.
- Comedienne Joan Rivers – Part 1Comedienne Joan Rivers – Part 1
The internationally renowned comedienne and best-selling author talks about her latest text, Diary of a Mad Diva.
- Comedienne Joan Rivers – Part 2Comedienne Joan Rivers – Part 2
Rivers keeps the laughs coming, but also does some serious reflecting in the conclusion of our two-part conversation.
- Singer-songwriter Johnny RiversSinger-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.
- Emmy-winning filmmaker Jay RoachEmmy-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.
- Actor-filmmaker-activist Tim RobbinsActor-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.
- Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Robert Battle & Alicia Graf MackAlvin 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.
- Law professor-author Dorothy RobertsLaw 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.
- Journalist-author Robin RobertsJournalist-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.
- ‘GMA’ anchor Robin Roberts‘GMA’ anchor Robin Roberts
The veteran broadcaster recounts lessons learned from her incredible journey, as told in her memoir, Everybody’s Got Something.
- Musician Robbie RobertsonMusician 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.
- Singer-songwriter-guitarist Robbie RobertsonSinger-songwriter-guitarist Robbie Robertson
The celebrated musician and founding member of The Band shares his insight on the business that made him a legend.
- Washington Post Eugene RobinsonWashington 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.
- Singer-songwriter Smokey RobinsonSinger-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.