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  • L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

    Los Angeles mayor and U.S. Conference of Mayors president discusses his city’s reliance on cars and explains why he feels the national immigration debate is wrongheaded.

    12:31
    Air Date: July 18, 2011
    L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
    July 18, 2011 | 12:31
  • China – Roundtable

    On the final night of the week’s look at the People’s Republic of China, Tavis hosts a panel of prominent Chinese Americans for a wide-ranging discussion about the country, including the good and the bad of its economic boom, the environment, human rights and the complexity of U.S.-China relations.

    24:03
    Air Date: July 15, 2011
    China – Roundtable
    July 15, 2011 | 24:03
  • China – Education

    In this fourth episode of the special series on the People’s Republic of China—the final program on the road—Tavis talks in depth with some of the students at one of China’s top schools.

    23:41
    Air Date: July 14, 2011
    China – Education
    July 14, 2011 | 23:41
  • China – The Hip-Hop Culture

    In this special episode, a Black entrepreneur shares the backstory of his successful pilgrimage from North Carolina to Shanghai and his unique perspective on Chinese culture and the role “race” plays in this once isolated country.

    25:06
    Air Date: July 13, 2011
    China – The Hip-Hop Culture
    July 13, 2011 | 25:06
  • China – The Challenges

    In our continuing series on China, Tavis talks environmental issues with Kongjian Yu and examines some of the challenges facing modern China. He also takes an inside look at the lives of migrant workers and their children and their struggle to better their lives.

    23:38
    Air Date: July 12, 2011
    China – The Challenges
    July 12, 2011 | 23:38
  • 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