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  • 9/11 survivor Lauren Manning

    A survivor of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center, Manning reflects on her 10-year journey of survival and re-creation.

    Air Date: September 9, 2011
    9/11 survivor Lauren Manning
    September 9, 2011 | 12:19
  • Comparative religions scholar Reza Aslan

    The noted religious scholar and No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam” author, who predicted the youth-centered Arab uprising in the Middle East and North Africa, outlines the impact that the Arab Spring will have on U.S. foreign policy.

    Air Date: September 8, 2011
    Comparative religions scholar Reza Aslan
    September 8, 2011 | 12:48
  • Political theorist Benjamin Barber

    The distinguished Demos fellow and president of CivWorld and the Interdependence Movement recounts his whereabouts on 9/11 and explains why borders don’t matter anymore.

    Air Date: September 8, 2011
    Political theorist Benjamin Barber
    September 8, 2011 | 11:07
  • Country music legend Glen Campbell

    The iconic singer-songwriter discusses his new CD, “Ghost on the Canvas,” and, with his wife Kimberly, shares what life is like with his recent Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

    Air Date: September 7, 2011
    Country music legend Glen Campbell
    September 7, 2011 | 12:44
  • Demos fellow Bob Herbert

    The distinguished Demos fellow and former New York Times columnist shares why he’s not optimistic about President Obama’s jobs plan and explains why Black Americans are not in a recession, but in a full-blown depression.

    Air Date: September 7, 2011
    Demos fellow Bob Herbert
    September 7, 2011 | 10:58
  • Tavis Smiley Reports Preview

    Tavis previews next week’s primetime special: Tavis Smiley Reports, “Too Important to Fail.”

    Air Date: September 6, 2011
    Tavis Smiley Reports Preview
    September 6, 2011 | 2:47
  • Former U.S. attorney Douglas Jones

    Jones discusses his work prosecuting the suspects in the re-opened case of the ’63 church bombing in Birmingham, AL that killed four girls and the curious case that he’s now involved in with the father of one of those little girls.

    Air Date: September 6, 2011
    Former U.S. attorney Douglas Jones
    September 6, 2011 | 20:41
  • Filmmaker Jim Whitaker

    The director-producer discusses the five people featured in Rebirth, his feature-length documentary about the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

    Air Date: September 5, 2011
    Filmmaker Jim Whitaker
    September 5, 2011 | 11:20
  • Musician Dave Stewart

    The acclaimed musician discusses his role in the rock all-star group SuperHeavy and his new solo album, “The Blackbird Diaries.” Stewart also performs two tracks from that CD.

    Air Date: September 2, 2011
    Musician Dave Stewart
    September 2, 2011 | 24:00
  • Law professor-author Randall Kennedy

    The Harvard law professor and author of The Persistence of the Color Line explains why he believes that the nation’s first Black president is not going to be a transformative president when it comes to race.

    Air Date: September 1, 2011
    Law professor-author Randall Kennedy
    September 1, 2011 | 23:56
  • Actress Kristin Davis

    The Emmy-nominated actress, human rights activist and Oxfam ambassador shares the story of how she went from tourist to advocate in Kenya and Tanzania.

    Air Date: August 31, 2011
    Actress Kristin Davis
    August 31, 2011 | 11:10
  • Former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick

    The former Detroit mayor and co-author of the memoir Surrendered describes his time in solitary confinement and explains why that low point was the first time that he found true freedom.

    Air Date: August 31, 2011
    Former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick
    August 31, 2011 | 12:22
  • Nick Ashford Tribute

    Tavis pays tribute to the lyricist half of the legendary singing and songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson.

    Air Date: August 30, 2011
    Nick Ashford Tribute
    August 30, 2011 | 24:09
  • Jazz icon Herbie Hancock

    The award-winning jazz great discusses his first-ever solo tour and reflects on the key to a great performance.

    Air Date: August 29, 2011
    Jazz icon Herbie Hancock
    August 29, 2011 | 11:36