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Connie Rice, one of the most influential lawyers; Robin D. G. Kelley, professor, UCLA.
Two-time Emmy and Grammy award-winning comedian Kathy Griffin
Honored for her work, Kathy Bates is an undeniable force on stage, screen and television.
Trevor Noah is the host of the award-winning program The Daily Show on Comedy Central.
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz has been active in the international Indigenous movement for decades.
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone has directed and written numerous films.
Kenny Burrell is one of the most respected jazz artists in the world.
Graham Nash is a founding member of the iconic bands the Hollies and Crosby, Stills & Nash
Thandie Newton is an currently starring in WESTWORLD.
Jordan Smith stands out as the highest-selling artist from a reality singing competition.
Princeton professor Peter Singer has been described as a controversial modern thinker.
Phoebe Robinson is a comedian, writer, actor, and co-host of “2 Dope Queens”
Kenneth Braswell producer of "A Queen's Discovery" a documentary featuring Nzinga Braswell
Meg Ryan’s comedic appeal was first recognized in "When Harry Met Sally."
Craig Steven Wilder is a historian and professor at MIT
Norah Jones first emerged on the world stage with the 2002 release of "Come Away With Me."
Premieres Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.
Tavis presents a narrative of the frontlines of reform in juvenile justice.
Premieres Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.
Tavis previews next week's primetime special:TavisSmileyReports, "Too Important to Fail."
Tavis discusses his two most influential teachers.
The struggle many African American males face when trying to stay in school.
Tavis previews the week-long series of shows exploring the People's Rebuplic of China.
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