Tag: Books
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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.

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Interview
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.

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Interview
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.

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Interview
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.

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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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Interview
Airdate: April 18, 2012

The senior editor of The New Republic reflects on President Obama’s first term, assesses whether the present administration has learned lessons about the economy and discusses his book, The Escape Artist.

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Interview
Airdate: April 20, 2012

The Oscar nominee and three-time Tony winner discusses his memoir, Dropped Names, why he decided to tell his story through his relations with people and why he’s been particularly selective in the roles he’s chosen throughout his career.

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Interview
Airdate: April 17, 2012

Turning over his host seat to the dean of the TV talk show genre, Tavis and Dr. Cornel West explain their new text The Rich & the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto.

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Interview
Airdate: April 16, 2012

The dean of the TV talk show genre turns the tables and questions Tavis—and Dr. Cornel West—about the new book, The Rich & the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto.

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Blog: PrimerBlog: Staff & Guest Blog
April 10th, 2012

The celebrated writer built his reputation on expanding the horizons of Native American literature, breaking down common misconceptions of his people and offering a truer history of Native American culture. Read up on the novelist, watch a video as he reveals a learning faux pas and tune in to his conversation with Tavis.

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