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  • Former boxing champ “Sugar” Ray Leonard

    Celebrated former boxing champ discusses the devastating sexual abuse he faced during his teen years and writes about in his memoir, The Big Fight, and dissects some of his greatest fights.

    Air Date: June 21, 2011
    Former boxing champ “Sugar” Ray Leonard
    June 21, 2011 | 13:45
  • Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger

    Nobel laureate and former U.S. Secretary of State addresses U.S.-China relations, answers his critics who say he could be more vocal about human rights in China and discusses his new book, On China.

    Air Date: June 20, 2011
    Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger
    June 20, 2011 | 24:14
  • Environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

    The environmentalist, who appears in the documentary The Last Mountain about the fight over coal, discusses the lack of government transparency and shares whether elective office is in his future.

    Air Date: June 17, 2011
    Environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
    June 17, 2011 | 24:05
  • Actress Lucy Punch

    Punch explains her role in Bad Teacher, describes what it was like to work with Woody Allen in You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger and explains why she feels funny doesn’t get old.

    Air Date: June 16, 2011
    Actress Lucy Punch
    June 16, 2011 | 11:39
  • Former talk show host Larry King, Part 2

    In Part 2 of his conversation with Tavis, the legendary talk show host compares LeBron James’ exit from Cleveland to his own exit from CNN and shares what he wants his legacy to be.

    Air Date: June 16, 2011
    Former talk show host Larry King, Part 2
    June 16, 2011 | 12:09
  • Former talk show host Larry King, Part 1

    In part 1 of a two-part conversation, the former talk show host—who sheds his trademark suspenders just for Tavis—discusses his new book, Truth Be Told, talks about losing money to Bernie Madoff and shares whether he misses working on his CNN show.

    Air Date: June 15, 2011
    Former talk show host Larry King, Part 1
    June 15, 2011 | 24:07
  • Laura Ziskin Tribute

    Tavis pays tribute to the pioneering Hollywood producer and cancer awareness advocate.

    Air Date: June 14, 2011
    Laura Ziskin Tribute
    June 14, 2011 | 7:54
  • Actress-playwright Anna Deavere Smith

    Pulitzer Prize nominee describes the extensive research she conducted for her latest play, Let Me Down Easy, which is about healthcare and included interviews with more than 300 people.

    Air Date: June 14, 2011
    Actress-playwright Anna Deavere Smith
    June 14, 2011 | 15:52
  • Producer-writer-director J.J. Abrams

    Award-winning writer-director discusses his latest film, sci-fi thriller and box office hit Super 8, and explains why he deliberately wanted to keep people in the dark about the film’s plot.

    Air Date: June 13, 2011
    Producer-writer-director J.J. Abrams
    June 13, 2011 | 13:15
  • TIME’s Rana Foroohar

    TIME‘s assistant managing editor unpacks the magazine’s cover story this week by detailing myths of the current U.S. economy and explaining whether the private sector can save it.

    Air Date: June 13, 2011
    TIME’s Rana Foroohar
    June 13, 2011 | 9:52
  • Actress Jada Pinkett Smith

    Hollywood heavyweight reflects on the new season of her TNT series, HawthoRNe, and discusses her and husband Will’s decision to invest in the Broadway musical FELA!

    Air Date: June 10, 2011
    Actress Jada Pinkett Smith
    June 10, 2011 | 12:39
  • Journalist Sebastian Junger

    Award-winning investigative journalist discusses the killing of Osama bin Laden, NATO’s future in Afghanistan and the death of his friend, colleague and Restrepo collaborator Tim Hetherington.

    Air Date: June 10, 2011
    Journalist Sebastian Junger
    June 10, 2011 | 11:27
  • Music icon Barry Manilow

    Veteran entertainer reflects on his career success and demonstrates why he’s ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time by performing “Bring on Tomorrow” from his new CD, “15 Minutes”—his first original album in 10 years.

    Air Date: June 9, 2011
    Music icon Barry Manilow
    June 9, 2011 | 23:58
  • Musician Ziggy Marley

    Grammy-winning singer-songwriter discusses his father’s legacy and explains why every song on his latest album is from his heart; he also performs a track from “Wild and Free.”

    Air Date: June 8, 2011
    Musician Ziggy Marley
    June 8, 2011 | 14:12