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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.

    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.

    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.

    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.’

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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