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  • Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan

    The famed movie maker explains his detour from entertainment to tackle the difficult challenge of education reform in the U.S. with his text, I Got Schooled.

    Air Date: March 13, 2014
    Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan
    March 13, 2014
  • Actress Gabourey Sidibe

    Oscar nominee discusses her role in Showtime’s The Big C and the career she thought she’d have before becoming an actress.

    Air Date: June 23, 2011
    Actress Gabourey Sidibe
    June 23, 2011 | 10:30
  • Filmmaker Justin Simien

    Simien shares his feelings on the acclaim being received by his debut feature film, Dear White People, in which he tackles issues of race with humor and insight.

    Air Date: October 13, 2014
    Filmmaker Justin Simien
    October 13, 2014
  • TV producer David Simon

    Emmy-winning TV writer-producer explains the title and discusses the post-Katrina New Orleans setting of his new HBO series, Treme.

    Air Date: April 5, 2010
    TV producer David Simon
    April 5, 2010 | 11:36
  • Deficit commission co-chair Alan Simpson

    Former Republican U.S. senator from Wyoming Alan Simpson, co-chair of President Obama’s deficit commission, discusses the debate in DC on Medicare and Social Security and where he thinks AARP fits into the dialogue.

    Air Date: May 2, 2011
    Deficit commission co-chair Alan Simpson
    May 2, 2011 | 14:32
  • Artist Little Simz

    The rapper and musician shares about her debut album “A Curious Tale of Trials + Persons”.

    Air Date: April 4, 2016
    Artist Little Simz
    April 4, 2016 | 11:51
  • Bioethics professor Peter Singer

    Princeton bioethics professor and author of The Life You Can Save explains why allowing harm is doing harm.

    Air Date: October 15, 2010
    Bioethics professor Peter Singer
    October 15, 2010 | 10:30
  • Actor Gary Sinise

    The Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning CSI: NY star—also of Forrest Gump fame—explains his new documentary, Lt. Dan Band: For the Common Good, and his efforts to bring attention to America’s disabled veterans.

    Air Date: June 28, 2011
    Actor Gary Sinise
    June 28, 2011 | 11:44
  • President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

    In an exclusive interview during her trip to the U.S., the first woman ever elected head of state in Africa describes her abduction by soldiers during the coup and how she won the election. She also explains the name of her memoir and talks about the future of her country.

    Air Date: April 7, 2009
    President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
    April 7, 2009
  • Science writer Rebecca Skloot

    Science writer describes the backstory of her book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and discusses lessons learned from her research for it.

    Air Date: May 14, 2010
    Science writer Rebecca Skloot
    May 14, 2010 | 13:18
  • Science writer Rebecca Skloot

    Science writer discusses lessons learned from research for her book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

    Air Date: December 23, 2010
    Science writer Rebecca Skloot
    December 23, 2010 | 11:45
  • Author Rebecca Skloot

    Author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks describes the reaction to her book, which remains on the NYT best-seller list.

    Air Date: April 14, 2011
    Author Rebecca Skloot
    April 14, 2011 | 11:43
  • Author Brando Skyhorse

    Editor-turned-author examines his journey of culture and talks about navigating the publishing world and his debut novel.

    Air Date: June 17, 2010
    Author Brando Skyhorse
    June 17, 2010 | 10:48
  • Actor John Slattery

    The Emmy-nominated actor discusses the fifth season finale of AMC’s Mad Men, the evolution of the show’s depiction of women and life before fame from the award-winning series.

    Air Date: June 12, 2012
    Actor John Slattery
    June 12, 2012 | 23:15
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