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  • Opera singer Jessye Norman

    Tavis: Trying to find the right word here. I am pleased, I am honored, I am humbled, I am delighted, I’m just crazy to have Jessye Norman on this program tonight. The legendary soprano has been an acclaimed and inspirational voice in music for many of us for many years now. Last year, she released [...]

    Air Date: July 22, 2011
    Opera singer Jessye Norman
    July 22, 2011 | 23:48
  • Actor-activist Edward Norton

    Oscar-nominated actor discusses spiritual authenticity and the notion of judging and being judged as it plays out in his new film.

    Air Date: October 8, 2010
    Actor-activist Edward Norton
    October 8, 2010 | 14:00
  • Former U.S. senator Sam Nunn

    Tavis: Sam Nunn is a former U.S. senator from Georgia who now serves as the co-chair and CEO of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a nonprofit designed to reduce threats from nuclear weapons. He joins us tonight from New York. Senator Nunn, good to have you back on the program, sir. n Sam Nunn: Thank you, [...]

    Air Date: July 14, 2010
    Former U.S. senator Sam Nunn
    July 14, 2010 | 11:40
  • Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad

    The world-class athlete reflects on the mental, physical and spiritual strength that brought her to her goal.

    Air Date: September 16, 2013
    Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad
    September 16, 2013 | 26:42
  • Actress Lupita Nyong’o

    A breakout star of 2013, Nyong’o contemplates her status as a rising star and the numerous award nods for her powerful debut feature performance.

    Air Date: January 14, 2014
    Actress Lupita Nyong’o
    January 14, 2014 | 12:06
  • Actor Ryan O’Neal

    The Oscar-nominated actor discusses media scrutiny of his parenting skills, his battle with different types of cancer and why he wrote his memoir, Both of Us: My Life with Farrah.

    Air Date: May 11, 2012
    Actor Ryan O’Neal
    May 11, 2012 | 24:40
  • Latin America expert Shannon O’Neil

    The director of CFR’s U.S.-Mexico Initiative explains why Mexico’s transformations over the last three decades matter for the U.S.

    Air Date: June 10, 2013
    Latin America expert Shannon O’Neil
    June 10, 2013 | 10:47
  • Actor Ed O’Neill

    O’Neill compares his success on ABC’s Emmy-winning comedy Modern Family to that of his previous Fox hit, Married with Children.

    Air Date: January 31, 2011
    Actor Ed O’Neill
    January 31, 2011 | 12:20
  • Writer P.J. O’Rourke

    The humorist and political commentator dissects his latest text, The Baby Boom.

    Air Date: February 17, 2014
    Writer P.J. O’Rourke
    February 17, 2014 | 13:37
  • Writer Joyce Carol Oates

    The best-selling writer and college professor explains her new historical novel, set in Princeton, NJ.

    Air Date: May 8, 2013
    Writer Joyce Carol Oates
    May 8, 2013 | 26:46
  • President Barack Obama

    We revisit our conversations with the president during his six previous appearances on the show, dating back to his days as a little-known Illinois state senator.

    Air Date: January 14, 2013
    President Barack Obama
    January 14, 2013 | 26.42
  • Speed skater Apolo Ohno

    Olympic speed skating champion talks about his new book, describes what it was like growing up the son of a Japanese immigrant and addresses what’s next in his skating career.

    Air Date: November 18, 2010
    Speed skater Apolo Ohno
    November 18, 2010 | 11:40
  • Actor Gary Oldman

    Oldman shares his thoughts on the Oscar buzz surrounding his performance in the new film Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.

    Air Date: December 14, 2011
    Actor Gary Oldman
    December 14, 2011 | 14:25
  • Oliver Stone; Peter Kuznick, Part 1

    The Oscar-winning filmmaker and noted historian explain their collaboration on the text and companion Showtime project, The Untold History of the United States, and bring some historical perspective to this year’s presidential race.

    Air Date: November 5, 2012
    Oliver Stone; Peter Kuznick, Part 1
    November 5, 2012 | 00:00