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  • Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock

    Oscar-nominated filmmaker Morgan Spurlock talks about Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold—his new documentary on the impact of ever-present branding messages in the daily lives of consumers.

    10:51
    Air Date: May 9, 2011
    Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock
    May 9, 2011 | 10:51
  • Baseball exec Bill White

    Pioneering baseball exec Bill White contrasts cockiness with confidence and explains why he titled his new memoir Uppity.

    13:08
    Air Date: May 9, 2011
    Baseball exec Bill White
    May 9, 2011 | 13:08
  • Singer-songwriter Raphael Saadiq

    Grammy-winning neo-soul singer-songwriter Raphael Saadiq discusses his roots as a bass guitarist and explains why it took him so long to become comfortable as a front man; he also performs a track from his new CD, “Stone Rollin’.”

    24:19
    Air Date: May 6, 2011
    Singer-songwriter Raphael Saadiq
    May 6, 2011 | 24:19
  • Actor-rapper Ice-T

    Rapper-turned-actor Ice-T reflects on his journey from the streets of South Central L.A. and his decision to turn away from a life of crime, which he chronicles in his memoir, Ice.

    10:19
    Air Date: May 5, 2011
    Actor-rapper Ice-T
    May 5, 2011 | 10:19
  • Actor-director Kenneth Branagh

    Actor-director Kenneth Branagh explains the evolution of his career from Shakespeare interpreter to comics director, with the new action/fantasy film Thor, based on the Marvel superhero.

    13:34
    Air Date: May 5, 2011
    Actor-director Kenneth Branagh
    May 5, 2011 | 13:34
  • Actress Loretta Devine

    Award-winning actress Loretta Devine, one of the original “Dreamgirls,” talks about her newest feature release, Jumping the Broom.

    12:12
    Air Date: May 4, 2011
    Actress Loretta Devine
    May 4, 2011 | 12:12
  • Counter-terrorism expert Richard A. Clarke

    Counter-terrorism expert and former White House advisor Richard Clarke discusses U.S. reaction to bin Laden’s death and today’s decision not to release photos.

    11:38
    Air Date: May 4, 2011
    Counter-terrorism expert Richard A. Clarke
    May 4, 2011 | 11:38
  • Scientist-conservationist Tim Flannery

    Scientist, conservationist and best-selling author Tim Flannery compares U.S. environmental efforts to those of other countries and explains the link he makes in his new text, Here on Earth, between poverty and the future.

    10:00
    Air Date: May 3, 2011
    Scientist-conservationist Tim Flannery
    May 3, 2011 | 10:00
  • Musician Bootsy Collins

    Grammy-winning funk icon Bootsy Collins shares lessons learned from James Brown and George Clinton and describes working on his new CD with people not known for music—like Dr. Cornel West and Rev. Al Sharpton.

    13:50
    Air Date: May 3, 2011
    Musician Bootsy Collins
    May 3, 2011 | 13:50
  • Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill

    Award-winning investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill weighs in on the impact of Osama bin Laden’s death, including whether it will turn a page in U.S. dealings with Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    9:16
    Air Date: May 2, 2011
    Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill
    May 2, 2011 | 9:16
  • Deficit commission co-chair Alan Simpson

    Former Republican U.S. senator from Wyoming Alan Simpson, co-chair of President Obama’s deficit commission, discusses the debate in DC on Medicare and Social Security and where he thinks AARP fits into the dialogue.

    14:32
    Air Date: May 2, 2011
    Deficit commission co-chair Alan Simpson
    May 2, 2011 | 14:32
  • Schomburg Center Director Khalil Gibran Muhammad

    In the final night of shows from NY, Tavis talks with the incoming director of the city’s famed Schomburg Center Khalil Gibran Muhammad.

    11:50
    Air Date: April 29, 2011
    Schomburg Center Director Khalil Gibran Muhammad
    April 29, 2011 | 11:50
  • Alvin Ailey Artistic Director Robert Battle

    In the final night of shows from NY, Tavis talks with celebrated dancer-choreographer and soon-to-be artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Robert Battle.

    11:39
    Air Date: April 29, 2011
    Alvin Ailey Artistic Director Robert Battle
    April 29, 2011 | 11:39
  • Movie Executive Harvey Weinstein

    Tavis talks with award-winning movie mogul Harvey Weinstein about his latest film, the animated feature Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil, and his career as co-founder of both Miramax Films and The Weinstein Company.

    23:50
    Air Date: April 28, 2011
    Movie Executive Harvey Weinstein
    April 28, 2011 | 23:50