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  • Princeton professor Dr. Cornel West

    Tavis begins this week of shows on poverty in the U.S. with Princeton professor Dr. Cornel West, who explains why the future of American democracy is predicated on how this issue is handled.

    13:23
    Air Date: October 10, 2011
    Princeton professor Dr. Cornel West
    October 10, 2011 | 13:23
  • The Poverty Tour – Part 1

    Tavis begins this week of shows on poverty in the U.S. with a theme of “Suffering to Speak,” in which he and Princeton professor Dr. Cornel West explain why they felt it was important to embark upon their 18-city, 11-state Poverty Tour this past summer.

    22:22
    Air Date: October 10, 2011
    The Poverty Tour – Part 1
    October 10, 2011 | 22:22
  • Writer Michael Starr
    WEB EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

    The New York Post TV columnist and author of Black and Blue: The Redd Foxx Story, shares his thoughts on Foxx’ enduring comedic legacy.

    9:23
    Air Date: October 7, 2011
    Writer Michael Starr
    October 7, 2011 | 9:23
  • Comedian-actor John Leguizamo

    The Emmy-winning comedian-actor explains why he created the successful one-man show, Ghetto Klown, and discusses why, growing up, he didn’t feel like he was a part of the U.S.

    14:35
    Air Date: October 7, 2011
    Comedian-actor John Leguizamo
    October 7, 2011 | 14:35
  • Actor Chris Evans

    Captain America star explains why he was intimidated by his role in the new film, Puncture.

    10:48
    Air Date: October 6, 2011
    Actor Chris Evans
    October 6, 2011 | 10:48
  • Musician-activist Tom Morello

    Musician-activist, a k a The Nightwatchman—whose new CD is “World Wide Rebel Songs”—explains how the injustices in the world have made it into his music and shares what the soundtrack for the nation’s current progressive struggle should include.

    13:05
    Air Date: October 6, 2011
    Musician-activist Tom Morello
    October 6, 2011 | 13:05
  • The Poverty Tour Preview

    With nearly one in six Americans living in poverty, next week’s series of shows will put a human face on the alarming newly released data about life in the U.S.

    3:32
    Air Date: October 5, 2011
    The Poverty Tour Preview
    October 5, 2011 | 3:32
  • Peace activist Leymah Gbowee

    Liberian native and author of Mighty Be Our Powers discusses the importance of and challenges faced by women in politics and the significance of the nation’s first woman president. Gbowee is one of three recipients of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.

    20:11
    Air Date: October 5, 2011
    Peace activist Leymah Gbowee
    October 5, 2011 | 20:11
  • Entertainer Tony Bennett

    The “singer’s singer” discusses Amy Winehouse, whose last recorded song is on his new CD, “Duets II,” and shares the one regret he has about the time he spent with the late songstress.

    23:41
    Air Date: September 30, 2011
    Entertainer Tony Bennett
    September 30, 2011 | 23:41
  • Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai Tribute

    Tavis pays tribute to one of Kenya’s most recognizable women.

    23:54
    Air Date: September 29, 2011
    Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai Tribute
    September 29, 2011 | 23:54
  • Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    The star of the new film 50/50 discusses his work in the upcoming Batman film and talks about the work of his production company, hitRECord.

    12:42
    Air Date: September 28, 2011
    Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt
    September 28, 2011 | 12:42
  • Environmental advocate Van Jones
    WEB EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

    The environmental advocate discusses his new American Dream Movement and explains how the progressive movement has failed to make good on the promise of change espoused by President Obama’s ’08 election campaign.

    10:49
    Air Date: September 28, 2011
    Environmental advocate Van Jones
    September 28, 2011 | 10:49
  • Singer-songwriter Gloria Estefan

    The seven-time Grammy Award-winning superstar—whose new CD is “Miss Little Havana”—shares how she’s been able to balance her career with raising children and reflects on her 33-year marriage.

    24:14
    Air Date: September 27, 2011
    Singer-songwriter Gloria Estefan
    September 27, 2011 | 24:14
  • Rock musician Chris Cornell

    The rock pioneer discusses his latest projects, including the song he wrote for the new film Machine Gun Preacher, “The Keeper,” which is on his new CD, “Songbook.”

    11:03
    Air Date: September 26, 2011
    Rock musician Chris Cornell
    September 26, 2011 | 11:03