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  • Musician Tori Amos

    The singer-songwriter discusses the delicate ruthlessness that it took to record classical songs—as she did for her latest CD “Night of Hunters”—and the courage that she mustered to “mess with the masters.” She also performs a track from the new album.

    Air Date: September 20, 2011
    Musician Tori Amos
    September 20, 2011 | 11:52
  • Actor-producer-activist Danny Glover

    The actor, activist and co-producer of the documentary The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 discusses the impact of violence and non-violence on the African American struggle.

    Air Date: September 20, 2011
    Actor-producer-activist Danny Glover
    September 20, 2011 | 11:55
  • Filmmaker Michael Moore

    The Oscar-winning filmmaker and author of Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life discusses President Obama’s plan to cut the national debt and shares what he would say to the president if he had five minutes alone with him.

    Air Date: September 19, 2011
    Filmmaker Michael Moore
    September 19, 2011 | 24:04
  • TOMS Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie

    The founder of TOMS shoes and author of Start Something That Matters explains the backstory of his brand’s name and describes the model behind the socially-conscious business.

    Air Date: September 9, 2011
    TOMS Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie
    September 9, 2011 | 11:10
  • 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
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