Tonight I'm joined by New York Times columnist David Brooks, author of The Road to Character. In the book he explores how some of history's most influential figures built their strong inner character and what essential values they possessed that should be emphasized in today's world. In this clip he explains why the virtues discussed in his book transcend political affiliation.
Tune in Friday and Monday nights as we pay tribute to the life and legacy of legendary blues guitarist B.B. King, who has passed away at the age of 89. We last spoke with B.B. in 2013 for a two-part conversation about his life and extraordinary career. In this clip, B.B. tells the famous story of how he named his guitar "Lucille."
Saru explains why the food industry, despite being one of the most profitable industries in the country, pays its workers such low wages -- the federal tipped minimum wage, for example, which goes to workers who are expected to receive tips (like servers in restaurants), is still just $2.13 per hour.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Wednesday night I'm joined by award-winning crime reporter Jill Leovy, who has just published her first book, Ghettoside, in which she argues that we need to direct national attention to black-on-black murders. In the clip I ask Jill why she thinks there has been such enthusiasm from non-black authors and critics for her book's framing of the issue.
I'm joined by Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Emmy winner Kevin Costner. In the veteran actor's new project, Black or White, he plays a grandfather who finds himself in a custody battle over his biracial granddaughter. In this clip, Kevin describes the powerful reaction he had upon first reading the thought-provoking script.