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  • Filmmaker Robin Fryday

    The first-time filmmaker, whose debut film—the documentary-short The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement—has garnered an Academy Award nod, shares the powerful story of her project’s subject, James Armstrong.

    Air Date: February 15, 2012
    Filmmaker Robin Fryday
    February 15, 2012 | 10:52
  • R&B artist Anthony Hamilton

    The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter reflects on what it was like working with powerhouse producer Babyface and the advantages and disadvantages of “crossing over” musically.

    Air Date: February 14, 2012
    R&B artist Anthony Hamilton
    February 14, 2012 | 12:23
  • Political reporter Jonathan Martin

    POLITICO’s senior political reporter examines the “topsy-turvy” GOP presidential primary season.

    Air Date: February 14, 2012
    Political reporter Jonathan Martin
    February 14, 2012 | 11:51
  • Journalist Thomas B. Edsall

    The veteran journalist discusses his new book, The Age of Austerity, and explains how austerity has become “a great political tool.”

    Air Date: February 13, 2012
    Journalist Thomas B. Edsall
    February 13, 2012 | 24:38
  • Personal finance expert Suze Orman

    The Emmy-winning TV show host and best-selling author shares why she feels the credit scoring system is “broken” and discusses women in poverty.

    Air Date: February 10, 2012
    Personal finance expert Suze Orman
    February 10, 2012 | 24:39
  • Actresses Viola Davis & Octavia Spencer

    The Oscar-nominated actresses passionately discuss their roles in The Help and have a spirited debate about the ambivalence many people have regarding their roles in the film.

    Air Date: February 9, 2012
    Actresses Viola Davis & Octavia Spencer
    February 9, 2012 | 24:37
  • Internet activist Wael Ghonim, Part 2

    Tavis concludes his two-part conversation with the Egyptian new media activist and former Google exec.

    Air Date: February 8, 2012
    Internet activist Wael Ghonim, Part 2
    February 8, 2012
  • Internet activist Wael Ghonim, Part 1

    Tavis talks with the former Google executive who helped spark the 2011 Egyptian revolution.

    Air Date: February 7, 2012
    Internet activist Wael Ghonim, Part 1
    February 7, 2012 | 24:06
  • Former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel

    The former senator—and senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations committee—shares his thoughts on the deteriorating relationship between the U.S. and Syria.

    Air Date: February 6, 2012
    Former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel
    February 6, 2012 | 23:32
  • Attorney-activist Connie Rice

    The veteran civil rights attorney, out with her memoir, Power Concedes Nothing, discusses why the poor have to make demands and hijack power.

    Air Date: February 3, 2012
    Attorney-activist Connie Rice
    February 3, 2012 | 24:34
  • Writer-director-producer Michael Mann

    The co-exec producer of HBO’s Luck reflects on why the writing is so addictive and challenging and shares what it’s like to work with horses on the show.

    Air Date: February 2, 2012
    Writer-director-producer Michael Mann
    February 2, 2012 | 23:52
  • Investigative journalist Michael Hastings

    The award-winning Rolling Stone writer and author of The Operators explains why he feels he received so much access from former ISAF commander, Gen. Stanley McChrystal.

    Air Date: February 1, 2012
    Investigative journalist Michael Hastings
    February 1, 2012 | 24:30
  • Dr. Richard Jackson, UCLA School of Public Health

    The UCLA professor and host of the PBS series Designing Healthy Communities describes what it truly means to build a healthy community.

    Air Date: January 31, 2012
    Dr. Richard Jackson, UCLA School of Public Health
    January 31, 2012 | 23:28
  • Writer-director Michel Hazanavicius

    The Oscar-nominated writer-director of The Artist recounts how he knew the silent film would work and shares what it took to get the project off the ground.

    Air Date: January 30, 2012
    Writer-director Michel Hazanavicius
    January 30, 2012 | 11:08