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  • Actor Anthony Mackie

    Busy actor discusses the business side of filmmaking and explains why African Americans must create their own film projects.

    12:44
    Air Date: March 3, 2011
    Actor Anthony Mackie
    March 3, 2011 | 12:44
  • Author Bing West

    Former Defense Department official explains why he feels the U.S. military should not be in the business of nation-building and describes the single biggest killer of U.S. forces who are fighting in Afghanistan.

    23:41
    Air Date: March 2, 2011
    Author Bing West
    March 2, 2011 | 23:41
  • Singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson

    Motown legend discusses his recovery from drug addiction and offers advice to his ‘little brother’ El DeBarge, who recently returned to rehab for his own addiction.

    24:11
    Air Date: March 1, 2011
    Singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson
    March 1, 2011 | 24:11
  • Wisconsin Educ. Assn. Council Mary Bell

    Wisconsin Education Association Council president offers the latest details on the showdown between Gov. Walker and the public employee unions and explains why she feels the governor’s plan goes too far.

    9:48
    Air Date: February 28, 2011
    Wisconsin Educ. Assn. Council Mary Bell
    February 28, 2011 | 9:48
  • Filmmaker Charles Ferguson

    Oscar-winning director of Inside Job reflects on winning the award when the financial meltdown issues addressed by the documentary remain unresolved.

    14:08
    Air Date: February 28, 2011
    Filmmaker Charles Ferguson
    February 28, 2011 | 14:08
  • Author Annette Gordon-Reed

    Harvard professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Andrew Johnson explains why the Reconstruction-era commander in chief, over time, came to be viewed as a bad president.

    12:14
    Air Date: February 25, 2011
    Author Annette Gordon-Reed
    February 25, 2011 | 12:14
  • Singer-songwriter Kem

    Singer-songwriter reflects on his 20 years of sobriety, explains why he considers himself a songwriter first and describes how the acoustic piano impacted his new CD.

    11:00
    Air Date: February 25, 2011
    Singer-songwriter Kem
    February 25, 2011 | 11:00
  • TV producer George Schlatter

    Award-winning veteran TV producer shares his thoughts on why the comedy series Laugh-In was so revolutionary.

    8:44
    Air Date: February 24, 2011
    TV producer George Schlatter
    February 24, 2011 | 8:44
  • Former AR governor Mike Huckabee

    Former Arkansas governor and author of A Simple Government explains why the best government is local and limited and addresses whether there’s another presidential run in his future.

    14:40
    Air Date: February 24, 2011
    Former AR governor Mike Huckabee
    February 24, 2011 | 14:40
  • Ballet dancer Misty Copeland

    The first African American female soloist at the American Ballet Theatre offers her reflections on whether ballet is an elite art form and discusses the impact of the film Black Swan on the dance.

    Air Date: February 23, 2011
    Ballet dancer Misty Copeland
    February 23, 2011
  • Democrat – CO Sen. Michael Bennet

    Colorado senator discusses education and explores how to fix a system that he says, at times, produces ‘catastrophic’ outcomes for children.

    Air Date: February 23, 2011
    Democrat – CO Sen. Michael Bennet
    February 23, 2011
  • Economist Dambisa Moyo

    Economist analyzes how the uprising in Libya will impact global oil prices and argues that the U.S. could become a socialist welfare state in a matter of decades.

    12:19
    Air Date: February 22, 2011
    Economist Dambisa Moyo
    February 22, 2011 | 12:19
  • Actor Forest Whitaker

    Oscar and Emmy winner discusses his passion for stories that display humanity and connections between individuals.

    10:44
    Air Date: February 22, 2011
    Actor Forest Whitaker
    February 22, 2011 | 10:44
  • Oscar nominees – Academy Award Preview

    Tavis revisits highlights of conversations with several of this year’s Oscar nominees.

    Air Date: February 21, 2011
    Oscar nominees – Academy Award Preview
    February 21, 2011