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Ellis Hall is an accomplished and prolific performer
Journalist Amy Goodman is host/exec producer of Democracy Now!
Maureen Dowd, winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary
David Hockney is a world-renowned painter, printmaker, stage designer and photographer
Meg Ryan’s comedic appeal was widely recognized in When Harry Met Sally
Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist, author and current host of StarTalk
Sheldon H. Danziger is the President of the Russell Sage Foundation
Bonnie Raitt is an award winning singer and member of the Rock and Roll hall of fame.
Kurtis Lee is a reporter for the Los Angeles Times covering the 2016 presidential campaign
Janet Napolitano is the current President of the University of California.
As a writer and actor, Tom Arnold has established himself to audiences worldwide
Patrisia Macias-Rojas joined the Global Urban Immigration Cluster Initiative at UIC.
Dr. Damon Tweedy is a graduate of the School of Medicine at Duke University.
Craig Steven Wilder is a professor of history at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Verdine White is a founding member and bassist of the group Earth, Wind & Fire
Dr. John Carroll is a humanitarian and medical doctor
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.