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  • Architect Hitoshi Abe

    Internationally acclaimed architect and educator explains why one can’t really prepare for the kind of devastation that his native Sendai, Japan encountered.

    9:52
    Air Date: March 22, 2011
    Architect Hitoshi Abe
    March 22, 2011 | 9:52
  • Playwright-author Eve Ensler

    Award-winning playwright and activist discusses her cancer battle and explains why working with the women of Democratic Republic of Congo to create the “City of Joy” saved her life.

    13:54
    Air Date: March 22, 2011
    Playwright-author Eve Ensler
    March 22, 2011 | 13:54
  • Diplomat Warren Christopher Tribute

    Tavis pays tribute to Presidential Medall of Freedom recipient and former U.S. Secretary of State.

    11:00
    Air Date: March 21, 2011
    Diplomat Warren Christopher Tribute
    March 21, 2011 | 11:00
  • Libyan novelist Hisham Matar

    Outspoken Qaddafi critic, son of a Libyan political dissident and noted novelist explains why the West’s past embrace of Libya’s leader constituted ‘diplomatic negligence.’

    11:32
    Air Date: March 21, 2011
    Libyan novelist Hisham Matar
    March 21, 2011 | 11:32
  • NY Times David Brooks

    New York Times columnist and author of The Social Animal explains why the complex workings of our unconscious minds determine so much of who we are.

    11:01
    Air Date: March 11, 2011
    NY Times David Brooks
    March 11, 2011 | 11:01
  • Actor Blair Underwood

    Actor-producer-author shares what it’s like to play a Black president and explains why Black artists need to create their own film projects.

    12:55
    Air Date: March 11, 2011
    Actor Blair Underwood
    March 11, 2011 | 12:55
  • Author Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts

    Harlem is Nowhere author describes what it’s like to live in a place with such a large myth and explains why the area can be described as a mecca for African Americans.

    12:42
    Air Date: March 10, 2011
    Author Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts
    March 10, 2011 | 12:42
  • Actor Aaron Eckhart

    Actor explains why his character in Battle: Los Angeles is the only one in his career that he’s been sad to move on from.

    10:58
    Air Date: March 10, 2011
    Actor Aaron Eckhart
    March 10, 2011 | 10:58
  • Hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco

    Hip-hop artist explains why it took three long years for the release of his latest album.

    23:39
    Air Date: March 9, 2011
    Hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco
    March 9, 2011 | 23:39
  • Writer Mark Richard

    Award-winning writer reflects on his spiritual journey and explains why he believes if we survive our childhood, we have a story to tell.

    24:04
    Air Date: March 8, 2011
    Writer Mark Richard
    March 8, 2011 | 24:04
  • Professor Mansour El-Kikhia

    Exiled Libyan dissident and University of Texas political science department chair discusses what he calls the hypocrisy of U.S. presidents concerning Qaddafi.

    10:19
    Air Date: March 7, 2011
    Professor Mansour El-Kikhia
    March 7, 2011 | 10:19
  • NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    NBA great talks about his latest project, On the Shoulders of Giants, and how his love of history has led to a new career.

    13:21
    Air Date: March 7, 2011
    NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    March 7, 2011 | 13:21
  • Author Susan Jacoby

    Never Say Die author discusses the plight of America’s aging baby boomers and what that means for the U.S. as a whole.

    23:42
    Air Date: March 4, 2011
    Author Susan Jacoby
    March 4, 2011 | 23:42
  • M.I.T. Sherry Turkle

    Founder-director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self and author of Alone Together explains the consequences that people face in creating a culture of constant interruption.

    11:13
    Air Date: March 3, 2011
    M.I.T. Sherry Turkle
    March 3, 2011 | 11:13