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Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
February 28th, 2011

If you watched the Academy Awards Sunday night, then you likely heard Inside Job director Charles Ferguson’s acceptance speech after his film won for best documentary. Ferguson’s acceptance speech began this way: “Forgive me, I must start by pointing out that three years after our horrific financial crisis caused by massive fraud, not a single [...]

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Interview
Airdate: February 28, 2011

Oscar-winning director of Inside Job reflects on winning the award when the financial meltdown issues addressed by the documentary remain unresolved.

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Interview
Airdate: February 25, 2011

Singer-songwriter reflects on his 20 years of sobriety, explains why he considers himself a songwriter first and describes how the acoustic piano impacted his new CD.

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Interview
Airdate: February 24, 2011

Award-winning veteran TV producer shares his thoughts on why the comedy series Laugh-In was so revolutionary.

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Interview
Airdate: February 23, 2011

The first African American female soloist at the American Ballet Theatre offers her reflections on whether ballet is an elite art form and discusses the impact of the film Black Swan on the dance.

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Interview
Airdate: February 22, 2011

Oscar and Emmy winner discusses his passion for stories that display humanity and connections between individuals.

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Interview
Airdate: February 21, 2011

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

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Interview
Airdate: February 18, 2011

Spalding demonstrates the skills that earned her this year’s Best New Artist Grammy—a first for a jazz artist in the 53-year history of the Awards.

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Interview
Airdate: February 16, 2011

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter discusses one of his idols, the late Michael Jackson, as well as his acting career and the new film Battle: Los Angeles.

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Interview
Airdate: February 15, 2011

Jazz heavyweight and nine-time Grammy winner discusses the long-term price Americans are paying for abandoning arts in education and analyzes their confusion of entertainment with arts.