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  • China – The Economy

    In the first show of this week’s special broadcasts on the People’s Republic of China, Tavis discusses the country’s economic and technology boom with Victor Yuan, board chair of China’s most prestigious polling firm, and with venture capitalist Kai Fu Lee, CEO and chair of Innovation Works and one of the “godfathers” of Chinese technology.

    23:37
    Air Date: July 11, 2011
    China – The Economy
    July 11, 2011 | 23:37
  • China Week Preview

    Tavis previews the upcoming, week-long series of shows exploring the People’s Republic of China.

    4:03
    Air Date: July 8, 2011
    China Week Preview
    July 8, 2011 | 4:03
  • Actor-activist Don Cheadle

    The Oscar-nominated actor, who exec-produces and stars in The Guard, explains why it gets harder every year to make movies.

    19:40
    Air Date: July 8, 2011
    Actor-activist Don Cheadle
    July 8, 2011 | 19:40
  • Actor-director Michael Rapaport

    The actor-turned-director of the new hip-hop documentary Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest explains why he feels the group is just as important to music as the Beatles and discusses his disagreement over the film with Tribe frontman Q-Tip.

    8:51
    Air Date: July 7, 2011
    Actor-director Michael Rapaport
    July 7, 2011 | 8:51
  • Columnist Frank Rich

    Veteran New York Times columnist explains why he chose to write about the president for his debut piece with New York Magazine.

    14:57
    Air Date: July 7, 2011
    Columnist Frank Rich
    July 7, 2011 | 14:57
  • Historian Amanda Foreman

    Historian and best-selling author discusses her latest text, A World on Fire, and explains what she feels is one of the greatest tragedies of the Civil War.

    12:29
    Air Date: July 6, 2011
    Historian Amanda Foreman
    July 6, 2011 | 12:29
  • Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley

    Oregon’s first-term senator explains why he feels the U.S. should stop lingering in Afghanistan and outlines how America is suffering domestically as a result of its mission there.

    11:15
    Air Date: July 6, 2011
    Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley
    July 6, 2011 | 11:15
  • Radio show host Michael Krasny

    The popular talk show host, San Francisco State professor and author of Spiritual Envy: An Agnostic’s Quest describes the experiences that caused him to go from spiritual believer to doubter.

    23:56
    Air Date: July 5, 2011
    Radio show host Michael Krasny
    July 5, 2011 | 23:56
  • Comedian-actor Cedric the Entertainer

    The popular comedian and actor discusses his exec-producing and hosting gig on NBC’s new game show It’s Worth What? and his latest film Larry Crowne.

    13:33
    Air Date: July 4, 2011
    Comedian-actor Cedric the Entertainer
    July 4, 2011 | 13:33
  • Former GM exec Bob Lutz

    Former auto industry exec discusses his new book, Car Guys vs. Bean Counters, and describes what he believes the soul of American business should be.

    10:24
    Air Date: July 4, 2011
    Former GM exec Bob Lutz
    July 4, 2011 | 10:24
  • Innocence Project Panel Discussion Part 2

    Tavis continues his conversation on the work being done by Northwestern University, Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition and others in Illinois to combat false convictions.

    24:01
    Air Date: July 1, 2011
    Innocence Project Panel Discussion Part 2
    July 1, 2011 | 24:01
  • Innocence Project Panel Discussion Part 1

    In the first of a two-part conversation, Tavis joins Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. and four men who, combined, spent more than 50 years behind bars—despite their innocence.

    23:51
    Air Date: June 30, 2011
    Innocence Project Panel Discussion Part 1
    June 30, 2011 | 23:51
  • Sports executive Pat Williams

    The longtime sports executive, who co-founded the Orlando Magic, discusses his new book Coach Wooden, shares his thoughts on the looming NBA lockout and talks about his battle with multiple myeloma, an incurable form of cancer.

    13:06
    Air Date: June 29, 2011
    Sports executive Pat Williams
    June 29, 2011 | 13:06
  • FDIC chair Sheila Bair

    Outgoing FDIC chair discusses the $8.5 billion settlement that Bank of America made with institutional investors.

    10:27
    Air Date: June 29, 2011
    FDIC chair Sheila Bair
    June 29, 2011 | 10:27