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My Conversation With Freida Pinto on Breaking Cultural Stereotypes

Tavis Smiley | Posted 04.17.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

In this clip, Freida shares what drew her to her latest film, Desert Dancer, and how her experience making the film has educated her on the beauty of the often-stereotyped Iranian people.

It's Not Just About a Telescope

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 04.16.2015 | Hawaii
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

The movement to protect and preserve the summit of Mauna Kea, one of the most sacred sites in the Hawaiian Islands, has grown from a small group of local activists to a much larger and diverse coalition around the globe.

Tavis Smiley: My Conversation With Noam Chomsky on How the World Map Encourages Racist Attitudes

Tavis Smiley | Posted 04.15.2015 | Media
Tavis Smiley

Called "arguably the most important intellectual alive" by the New York Times, Chomsky joins us for a nuanced discussion on the ways in which culture and curricula are used to advance a Western worldview.

Tavis Smiley: My Conversation With Isaiah Washington on Black Identity

Tavis Smiley | Posted 04.14.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Tonight on PBS, I'm joined by NAACP Image Award and SAG Award-winning actor Isaiah Washington, star of the upcoming feature, Blackbird. In the film, which he also produced, Isaiah plays the father of a devout Christian teenager struggling with his true identity.

My Conversation on the Legacy of the Civil War, 150 Years Later

Tavis Smiley | Posted 04.09.2015 | TV
Tavis Smiley

I'm joined by Daina Ramey Berry, Eric Walther, and Allyson Hobbs, three scholars of American history, to unpack the causes and consequences -- both immediate and enduring -- of the deadliest war in U.S. history. In the clip the panel reflects on the period of Reconstruction immediately following the war, and on the incompleteness of a landless emancipation.

What Indiana Could Learn From Hawaiʻi

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 04.06.2015 | Hawaii
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

In Hawai'i, the right of LGBT people to live free of discrimination is viewed not as an attack on faith but as an intrinsic part of the spiritual belief in aloha -- love, honor and respect for all.

10 Ways to Become a More Beautiful Person on the Outside and the Inside

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 04.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Larry Schwimmer

Well...have I got good news for you! When the planet Jupiter passes through your first House the "gods of self-improvement and confidence" beckon your door. For one whole year Jupiter becomes your personal teacher and mentor smiling at you, urging you to be all you can be.

Gale Anne Hurd On The Legacy of Wilma Mankiller (Exclusive Video)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 04.03.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

I've asked Gale Anne Hurd to share her thoughts on why the story of the first female Principal Chief of The Cherokee Nation is one for the history boo...

Tavis Smiley: My Conversation With Dr. Darnell Hunt on Diversity in Hollywood

Tavis Smiley | Posted 04.03.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

In this clip, Dr. Darnell Hunt, the director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA, explains why more people of color are needed in Hollywood's executive suites.

Maureen Ryan

'Wolf Hall' Is A Masterful Study Of Power And Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.02.2015 | Entertainment

Early on in “Wolf Hall,” Thomas Cromwell (Mark Rylance) confronts someone who deeply wronged him in the past. “Confront” may not be the ri...

Here's Why Queer Voices In Fashion Matter

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 03.26.2015 | Style

The fashion industry is quick to embrace new trends, colors and styles. But when it comes to including diverse voices and physical representations, t...

'Springing' Into Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Katharine Rose | Posted 03.20.2015 | Entertainment
Katharine Rose

It seems rather fitting that the birthday of the late Fred McFeely Rogers (1928-2003) -- the renowned, award-winning creator and host of the creative children's television series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood -- falls on the first day of Spring each year, March 20.

The Ridiculously Sweet Story Behind Mister Rogers' Cardigans

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 04.10.2015 | Style

Would you be mine? Could you be mine? Won't you be my neighbor? Fred Rogers, the star of the classic PBS show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," would'...

Tavis Smiley: My Conversation With Lenny Kravitz

Tavis Smiley | Posted 03.19.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

As someone constantly in the public eye, Kravitz decided during his world tour to turn his camera on the folks -- professionals and fans -- who turn their cameras on him. The result is a surreal exploration into what he sees from day to day.

Tavis Smiley: My Conversation With J. Cole on What Really Matters in Life

Tavis Smiley | Posted 03.17.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

His latest and most personal project to date, entitled 2014 Forest Hills Drive, is a reflection on how a boy from North Carolina discovered his life's purpose. In this clip, J. Cole opens up about one particularly significant track on the album, "Love Yourz."

Tavis Smiley: My Conversation With Mayor Bill de Blasio on Income Inequality

Tavis Smiley | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

I'm joined by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was elected in a landslide in 2013. The high cost of living has made life increasingly difficult for low-income residents of the Big Apple. To address this issue, Mayor de Blasio has set forth a sweeping anti-poverty agenda.

On the "A" w/Souleo: New PBS Doc Examines How One School is Beating The Odds

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 03.12.2015 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Money is often considered at the root of issues impacting the nation's education challenges but for director, Garland McLaurin, more money alone won't...

You'll Miss Mister Rogers Even More When You Hear His Loving Message

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.02.2015 | TV

Mister Rogers can still make us feel better. On the 12th anniversary of Fred Rogers' death Friday, the Fred Rogers Company posted a poignant video ...

My Conversation With Mike Epps on Playing Richard Pryor

Tavis Smiley | Posted 02.25.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Tonight I'm joined by actor and comedian Mike Epps. It was recently announced that Mike will play legendary comedian Richard Pryor in an upcoming biopic, to be directed by Lee Daniels. In this clip Mike shares his thoughts on portraying such an iconic figure and gives us a small taste of what to expect from his performance.

My Conversation on Hip-Hop With Geraldo Rivera

Tavis Smiley | Posted 02.24.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Rivera recently found himself in hot water after making some controversial remarks about the impact that Hip-Hop has had on minority communities.​​ In this clip he explains his position but concedes that in describing Hip-Hop in general as being harmful to young minorities, he may have painted with too broad a brush.

A Salute to the African American Playwright August Wilson

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 02.19.2015 | Black Voices
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

This film is a beautiful legacy. It sheds light on a very gifted man who, like many creative people, was raised under difficult circumstances in an underserved area of Pittsburgh. All of his plays were "doors" into the black experience, and from many eras of the American story.

The Curious George Dilemma

Susan Linn | Posted 04.19.2015 | Parents
Susan Linn

Your son may fuss at first, but if you're worried that he can't tear himself away or that he struggles a lot when it's time to stop, you can choose to significantly limit or eliminate his screen time until he's older.

My Conversation With Garrett Morris

Tavis Smiley | Posted 04.15.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Tonight I'm joined by actor and comedian Garrett Morris, one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live. In the clip I ask Garrett which of his many memorable SNL characters is his all-time favorite.

Documentary Tells Story Of Trafficking Victims Forced To Bring Home "$40, No Less" And Who's Helping Them

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.11.2015 | Impact

Nashville may be known for its country music, but another scene is alive and well in the Tennessee capital: Sex trafficking. In a clip from "A Pat...

My Conversation With Eddie Redmayne

Tavis Smiley | Posted 04.12.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

I'm joined by actor Eddie Redmayne, the Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-nominated star of the hit film The Theory of Everything, which portrays the story of real-life theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. In the clip, Eddie shares how his own outlook on life has changed after having interacted with Hawking and others impacted by ALS.