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  • Musician Chris Isaak

    The singer-songwriter, whose new CD is “Beyond the Sun,” discusses the music of Elvis Presley and, with his guitar, demonstrates why he thinks Presley’s music is “just so damn pretty.”

    Air Date: November 15, 2011
    Musician Chris Isaak
    November 15, 2011 | 13:16
  • Journalist Amy Waldman

    Waldman discusses her debut novel The Submission, which is receiving rave reviews, and shares why she feels fiction is the best place to deal with post-9/11 perceptions of Muslims.

    Air Date: November 15, 2011
    Journalist Amy Waldman
    November 15, 2011 | 10:32
  • Actress-producer Ellen Barkin

    The actress and Another Happy Day producer explains why it took 10 years before she ever auditioned and discusses the rejection that she faced early in her career because of her looks.

    Air Date: November 14, 2011
    Actress-producer Ellen Barkin
    November 14, 2011 | 24:17
  • Cellist Yo-Yo Ma

    The 16-time Grammy-winning cellist explains what traveling has done for his music and performs a track from his new bluegrass album “The Goat Rodeo Sessions.”

    Air Date: November 11, 2011
    Cellist Yo-Yo Ma
    November 11, 2011 | 24:10
  • Actor Mickey Rourke

    The Oscar nominee and star of the fantasy adventure film Immortals explains why he continues to play such physical roles.

    Air Date: November 10, 2011
    Actor Mickey Rourke
    November 10, 2011 | 23:46
  • Actress Kirsten Dunst

    The Golden Globe-nominated actress shares her experience of playing a character who isn’t likable, as she does in the new film Melancholia.

    Air Date: November 9, 2011
    Actress Kirsten Dunst
    November 9, 2011 | 10:27
  • Historian Niall Ferguson

    The historian and author of the new text Civilization explains why the G-20 Summit was a washout and why Greece and Italy are “too big to bail.”

    Air Date: November 9, 2011
    Historian Niall Ferguson
    November 9, 2011 | 13:10
  • Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain

    The documentary filmmaker, whose new film is Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology, describes the good, the bad and the hope of digital connectivity.

    Air Date: November 8, 2011
    Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain
    November 8, 2011 | 7:47
  • Actor-writer John Lithgow

    The award-winning actor and best-selling author discusses the creation of his memoir Drama: An Actor’s Education.

    Air Date: November 8, 2011
    Actor-writer John Lithgow
    November 8, 2011 | 16:19
  • Actress Florence Henderson

    The actress and author of Life Is Not a Stage: From Broadway Baby to a Lovely Lady and Beyond shares why her childhood was daunting and the difficult relationships she had with her mother and father.

    Air Date: November 7, 2011
    Actress Florence Henderson
    November 7, 2011 | 13:04
  • Law professor Lawrence Lessig

    The Harvard law professor and author of Republic Lost discusses the OWS and Tea Party movements and explains how Washington’s distorted focus on raising campaign funds impacts America.

    Air Date: November 7, 2011
    Law professor Lawrence Lessig
    November 7, 2011 | 10:58
  • ACLU president Susan Herman

    The ACLU president and author of Taking Liberties discusses the Patriot Act, 10 years later, and explains why it’s time to start looking at the law’s provisions.

    Air Date: November 4, 2011
    ACLU president Susan Herman
    November 4, 2011 | 23:14
  • Physicist Lisa Randall

    The Harvard professor and author of Knocking on Heaven’s Door addresses the ongoing debate between science and religion and shares why she feels there has been a loss of respect for science.

    Air Date: November 3, 2011
    Physicist Lisa Randall
    November 3, 2011 | 13:14
  • Writer Mark Bowden

    The author of Worm discusses one of the most serious cyber threats launched in recent years, shares who’s behind it and explains just how close we are to someone crashing the Internet itself.

    Air Date: November 3, 2011
    Writer Mark Bowden
    November 3, 2011 | 10:57
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