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  • Singer-songwriter Sinéad O’Connor

    The outspoken and controversial singer-songwriter—whose new CD is “How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?”—explains why she wrote such a romantic album and shares who her muse was for this project.

    Air Date: February 28, 2012
    Singer-songwriter Sinéad O’Connor
    February 28, 2012 | 23:49
  • Actress-filmmaker Jennifer Westfeldt

    The Tony-nominated actress-filmmaker explains how being out of sync with her peer group served as inspiration for her latest acting vehicle, Friends with Kids, the new comedy which she also wrote, directed and produced.

    Air Date: February 27, 2012
    Actress-filmmaker Jennifer Westfeldt
    February 27, 2012 | 11:45
  • Democratic strategist Debbie Dingell

    The Democratic strategist and D2 Strategies president discusses Mitt Romney’s chances in Michigan, the GOP presidential primary season and the impact of money on politics.

    Air Date: February 27, 2012
    Democratic strategist Debbie Dingell
    February 27, 2012 | 10:59
  • Oscar Highlights

    Tavis revisits highlights of his conversations with several of this year’s Oscar nominees.

    Air Date: February 24, 2012
    Oscar Highlights
    February 24, 2012 | 24:11
  • King of Otuam Peggielene Bartels

    The King of Otuam, Ghana and co-author of King Peggy discusses the changes she’s made to her home village since becoming its first female ruler and shares the impact she’s had on young girls.

    Air Date: February 23, 2012
    King of Otuam Peggielene Bartels
    February 23, 2012 | 24:26
  • Actor-musician Steve Martin

    The multitalented comedian-actor-musician and author of The Ten, Make That Nine, Habits of Very Organized People. Make That Ten. explains what, artistically, he gets out of using Twitter and plays a tune from his Grammy-nominated bluegrass CD, “Rare Bird Alert.”

    Air Date: February 22, 2012
    Actor-musician Steve Martin
    February 22, 2012 | 24:29
  • Actor Don Cheadle

    The co-exec producer of and actor in Showtime’s House of Lies shares what it’s like to play a character that was not written explicitly for a Black man.

    Air Date: February 21, 2012
    Actor Don Cheadle
    February 21, 2012 | 12:59
  • Writer Thomas Frank

    The social critic, out with the new book Pity the Billionaire, discusses the Tea Party movement and which way the pendulum is swinging in the Republican Party.

    Air Date: February 21, 2012
    Writer Thomas Frank
    February 21, 2012 | 11:31
  • Former ad exec Charlotte Beers

    The history-making former ad exec and author of I’d Rather Be in Charge explains why she doesn’t believe there’s a conspiracy by men to hold women back in the workplace and shares how women navigate relationships at home versus work.

    Air Date: February 20, 2012
    Former ad exec Charlotte Beers
    February 20, 2012 | 24:14
  • Writer Pico Iyer

    The award-winning author of The Man Within My Head discusses the character that has haunted him over the years.

    Air Date: February 17, 2012
    Writer Pico Iyer
    February 17, 2012 | 24:22
  • Musician-actor Steven Van Zandt

    The musician-actor and writer, exec producer and star of Lilyhammer shares how his series became the first original show on Netflix.

    Air Date: February 16, 2012
    Musician-actor Steven Van Zandt
    February 16, 2012 | 24:35
  • Filmmaker Lucy Walker

    The two-time Oscar nominee discusses her latest project, The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom, and recounts her experience in Japan a few weeks after that country’s earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.

    Air Date: February 15, 2012
    Filmmaker Lucy Walker
    February 15, 2012 | 13:14
  • Filmmaker Robin Fryday

    The first-time filmmaker, whose debut film—the documentary-short The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement—has garnered an Academy Award nod, shares the powerful story of her project’s subject, James Armstrong.

    Air Date: February 15, 2012
    Filmmaker Robin Fryday
    February 15, 2012 | 10:52
  • R&B artist Anthony Hamilton

    The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter reflects on what it was like working with powerhouse producer Babyface and the advantages and disadvantages of “crossing over” musically.

    Air Date: February 14, 2012
    R&B artist Anthony Hamilton
    February 14, 2012 | 12:23
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