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  • Musician-actor-activist Rubén Blades

    The 10-time Grammy winner, Harvard law school grad and former presidential candidate in Panama reflects on his varied career and talks about his new CD, “Tangos.”

    26:36
    Air Date: July 23, 2014
    Musician-actor-activist Rubén Blades
    26:36
    July 23, 2014
  • Actor Robert Blake, Part 1

    In part 1 of an exclusive two-part conversation, the Emmy-winning actor talks about the ghosts that haunt the living when they “get old,” the days he spent in jail before his acquittal on murder charges and the plan he believes God has for his life.

    24:12
    Air Date: December 21, 2011
    Actor Robert Blake, Part 1
    24:12
    December 21, 2011
  • Actor Robert Blake, Part 2

    The multiple Emmy winner continues his exclusive conversation with Tavis and reflects on his life as a child star and the TV fame of “Baretta.”

    24:02
    Air Date: December 22, 2011
    Actor Robert Blake, Part 2
    24:02
    December 22, 2011
  • Trumpeter-composer Terence Blanchard

    The five-time Grammy winner reflects on pushing musical boundaries with his new CD, “Magnetic,” and composing his first opera, the jazz-infused Champion.

    13:23
    Air Date: May 20, 2013
    Trumpeter-composer Terence Blanchard
    13:23
    May 20, 2013
  • Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige

    The multifaceted Grammy winner discusses her first-ever holiday CD and her new film, Black Nativity.

    26:42
    Air Date: November 14, 2013
    Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige
    26:42
    November 14, 2013
  • The Blind Boys of Alabama’s Jimmy Carter

    The last original member touring with the longtime gospel group talks about how their sound continues to help define decades-old gospel traditions.

    26:42
    Air Date: October 9, 2013
    The Blind Boys of Alabama’s Jimmy Carter
    26:42
    October 9, 2013
  • Economist Alan Blinder

    Princeton professor and former vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors discusses the lack of meaningful national dialogue on the unemployment rate and shares his thoughts on how the U.S. can fix its jobs problem.

    14:10
    Air Date: July 20, 2011
    Economist Alan Blinder
    14:10
    July 20, 2011
  • NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg

    In the first of this week’s shows from New York, Tavis talks with Mayor Michael Bloomberg about the challenges his city faces, including education, the economy and immigration.

    23:14
    Air Date: April 25, 2011
    NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg
    23:14
    April 25, 2011
  • Author Judy Blume

    The award-winning and controversial author discusses book censorship in the Internet age, how she can continue to connect with children as she grows older and what’s next on her agenda.

    24:31
    Air Date: April 25, 2012
    Author Judy Blume
    24:31
    April 25, 2012
  • Writer-producer Steven Bochco

    The groundbreaking producer explains the premise of his upcoming TNT Originals drama series, Murder in the First.

    26:36
    Air Date: November 25, 2013
    Writer-producer Steven Bochco
    26:36
    November 25, 2013
  • Writer-activist Grace Lee Boggs

    The legendary figure in the struggle for justice in America shares some of the lessons learned about activism and social change.

    26:46
    Air Date: June 21, 2013
    Writer-activist Grace Lee Boggs
    26:46
    June 21, 2013
  • Musician Booker T.

    The four-time Grammy winner reflects on his five decades in the music business and his latest project, “Sound the Alarm.”

    26:46
    Air Date: June 27, 2013
    Musician Booker T.
    26:46
    June 27, 2013
  • Organ master Booker T.

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer recounts stories from his longtime music career and performs a track from his latest CD, “Sound the Alarm.”

    Air Date: December 2, 2013
    Organ master Booker T.
    December 2, 2013
  • Institute for America’s Future founder Robert Borosage

    Borosage, who is also co-director of the Campaign for America’s Future, discusses taxes, the Occupy Wall Street movement and the problem with the term “working poor.”

    10:44
    Air Date: October 31, 2011
    Institute for America’s Future founder Robert Borosage
    10:44
    October 31, 2011
  • Actor Chadwick Boseman

    The actor, director and playwright explains the challenge of playing the lead role in the feature biopic, 42, which celebrates the courage of Jackie Robinson.

    26:46
    Air Date: April 26, 2013
    Actor Chadwick Boseman
    26:46
    April 26, 2013