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  • Blues guitarist Buddy GuyThe six-time Grammy-winning musician shares why it took so long for him to record his own music and his mission to keep jazz clubs alive; he also details his memoir When I Left Home. 0:24:14
    Air Date: June 7, 2012
    Blues guitarist Buddy Guy
    June 7, 2012 | 0:24:14
  • Writer Buzz BissingerThe Pulitzer Prize winner reveals poignant details about the family dynamic surrounding his mentally disabled son, as described in his memoir, Father’s Day, and discusses life after Friday Night Lights. 0:23:57
    Air Date: June 6, 2012
    Writer Buzz Bissinger
    June 6, 2012 | 0:23:57
  • Actress Christina RicciThe Emmy-nominated actress discusses her new film, Bel Ami, and outlines her acting career and her work with young women who are victims of sexual assault. 0:11:40
    Air Date: June 5, 2012
    Actress Christina Ricci
    June 5, 2012 | 0:11:40
  • Filmmaker & author Charles FergusonThe Oscar-winning filmmaker-turned-author discusses the reasons for writing his next text, Predator Nation. 0:12:35
    Air Date: June 5, 2012
    Filmmaker & author Charles Ferguson
    June 5, 2012 | 0:12:35
  • Journalist Gail CollinsTavis talks with the New York Times columnist and best-selling author about her latest text, As Texas Goes…: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda. 0:24:31
    Air Date: June 4, 2012
    Journalist Gail Collins
    June 4, 2012 | 0:24:31
  • Actor-filmmaker Kevin Costner, Part 2In the conclusion of a two-part conversation, Costner discusses his role in the History channel’s first scripted miniseries, Hatfields & McCoys, and his band’s companion CD. He also shares his experience of working with the late Whitney Houston and speaking at her funeral. 0:23:46
    Air Date: May 25, 2012
    Actor-filmmaker Kevin Costner, Part 2
    May 25, 2012 | 0:23:46
  • Actor-filmmaker Kevin Costner, Part 1In part one of this two-night conversation, the two-time Oscar winner reflects on his body of work and the moment he fully committed to becoming a thespian and discloses the one thing he feels people would envy of him. 0:23:57
    Air Date: May 24, 2012
    Actor-filmmaker Kevin Costner, Part 1
    May 24, 2012 | 0:23:57
  • Musician Gregg AllmanThe singer-songwriter reflects on the life experiences that inspired his text My Cross to Bear and the Allman Brothers’ contribution to music. 0:23:35
    Air Date: May 23, 2012
    Musician Gregg Allman
    May 23, 2012 | 0:23:35
  • Actor-writer Billy Bob ThorntonThe Academy Award winner-turned-author shares what finally convinced him to write his memoir, The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts, and talks about life-changing events and his driving force. 0:24:35
    Air Date: May 22, 2012
    Actor-writer Billy Bob Thornton
    May 22, 2012 | 0:24:35
  • Donna Summer TributeIn a tribute to the “Queen of Disco,” Tavis looks at the legacy of the five-time Grammy winner and one of the most popular artists of the disco era. 0:04:11
    Air Date: May 21, 2012
    Donna Summer Tribute
    May 21, 2012 | 0:04:11
  • Former U.S. Senator Bill BradleyThe best-selling author and former senator discusses his text We Can All Do Better, in which he assesses the state of the U.S., the toll placed on its people and what role each American can play to help the nation reach its full potential. 0:20:13
    Air Date: May 21, 2012
    Former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley
    May 21, 2012 | 0:20:13
  • Paralympic medalist-author Bonnie St. JohnThe Paralympic medalist and best-selling author discusses what she and her daughter learned while writing her text How Great Women Lead: A Mother-Daughter Adventure into the Lives of Women Shaping the World. 0:12:52
    Air Date: May 17, 2012
    Paralympic medalist-author Bonnie St. John
    May 17, 2012 | 0:12:52
  • Salon.com founder David TalbotThe online journalism pioneer shares why he chose to write about San Francisco in his book Seasons of the Witch, how the city’s inhabitants pushed social progress and relates its 1960s values to current social issues. 0:11:23
    Air Date: May 17, 2012
    Salon.com founder David Talbot
    May 17, 2012 | 0:11:23
  • Actor Michael EmersonThe two-time Emmy winner and Person of Interest star discusses overcoming nerves about performing on stage, his thoughts on being known as a character actor and the type of role he fears most. 0:23:32
    Air Date: May 16, 2012
    Actor Michael Emerson
    May 16, 2012 | 0:23:32
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