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  • 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
  • Singer-songwriter Carole KingThe prolific singer-songwriter reflects on her past songs and the inspiration for her art, as described in her memoir, A Natural Woman. 0:24:30
    Air Date: May 15, 2012
    Singer-songwriter Carole King
    May 15, 2012 | 0:24:30
  • Actor Dev PatelThe actor of Slumdog Millionaire fame highlights his rise to stardom and discusses two new projects: the star vehicle The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and the new HBO series The Newsroom. 0:00:43
    Air Date: May 14, 2012
    Actor Dev Patel
    May 14, 2012 | 0:00:43
  • Urban farmer Will AllenThe pioneering urban farmer and founder-CEO of Growing Power, Inc. discusses his text The Good Food Revolution, his thoughts on “food deserts” and preventative measures against disease and childhood obesity. 0:14:44
    Air Date: May 14, 2012
    Urban farmer Will Allen
    May 14, 2012 | 0:14:44
  • Actor Ryan O’NealThe Oscar-nominated actor discusses media scrutiny of his parenting skills, his battle with different types of cancer and why he wrote his memoir, Both of Us: My Life with Farrah. 0:24:40
    Air Date: May 11, 2012
    Actor Ryan O’Neal
    May 11, 2012 | 0:24:40
  • TV exec Warren LittlefieldThe former president of NBC entertainment and architect of “Must See TV” analyzes the current need for quality television, as detailed in his new book Top of the Rock. 0:24:38
    Air Date: May 10, 2012
    TV exec Warren Littlefield
    May 10, 2012 | 0:24:38
  • Harvard professor Michael SandelThe Harvard professor assesses whether morality is in play in U.S. markets and discusses his best-selling book, What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets. 0:24:32
    Air Date: May 9, 2012
    Harvard professor Michael Sandel
    May 9, 2012 | 0:24:32
  • Pulitzer Prize winner Sheryl WuDunnTavis talks with the foreign correspondent-turned-business exec and entrepreneur—and first Asian American to receive a Pulitzer—about her best-selling book, Half the Sky. 0:24:36
    Air Date: May 8, 2012
    Pulitzer Prize winner Sheryl WuDunn
    May 8, 2012 | 0:24:36
  • Microsoft VP Anthony SalcitoMicrosoft’s VP of Worldwide Public Sector Education explains how technology saved his life and weighs in on whether his industry can advance education. 0:10:00
    Air Date: May 7, 2012
    Microsoft VP Anthony Salcito
    May 7, 2012 | 0:10:00
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