Tag: Books
Airdate: May 7, 2012

The University of Virginia professor discusses his text The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion and expands upon his Moral Foundations theory across political party lines.

Airdate: May 11, 2012

The 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.

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April 29th, 2012

From literal mountains of methane-emitting refuse outside of Los Angeles, to the massive gyres of plastic bits that are spreading across the world’s oceans, Pulitzer-winner Humes shines a light on humankind’s dirtiest secret: our garbage.

Airdate: May 3, 2012

The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer discusses her memoir, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, shares her views on aging and offers insight on how certain women-related political issues will play out on the 2012 campaign trail.

Photo courtesy: Van Evers, Tavis Smiley Media, Inc.
Airdate: May 1, 2012

The Emmy-winning Good Morning America co-anchor reflects on the experience of writing her latest text, My Story, My Song, with her mother and how, through their collaboration, they learned more about each other.

Blog: PrimerBlog: Staff & Guest Blog
April 25th, 2012

Marking the 40th anniversary of Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, popular children’s author Judy Blume stops by to discuss censorship, connecting with children as she grows older and what’s next on her agenda.

Airdate: April 26, 2012

The actor-writer talks about the real-life experiences that inspired his first novel, American Dervish, relates Islam to Christianity and discusses his challenges as a storyteller to expose new truths that readers would not normally consider.

Airdate: April 24, 2012

The best-selling author explains the inspiration behind the title of his new book, Do Not Ask What Good We Do, comments on whether the media has an impact on Congress and shares his thoughts on this year’s “freshman class” on Capitol Hill.

Airdate: April 25, 2012

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.

Blog: PrimerBlog: Staff & Guest Blog
April 18th, 2012

Rather than utilizing the traditional autobiographical structure, his new memoir Dropped Names chronicles his memories and experiences with over 60 famous friends who have passed away. “I think my life story is more interesting told that way and…it’s only a piece of my life. I’m a supporting player. When I tried to do a biography of my own life, I fell asleep over the pen…I was disinterested in it,” Langella tells Tavis.

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