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Preview: Tavis Smiley . Entertainment & Sports | PBS

Tavis Smiley . Entertainment & Sports | PBS



Entertainment & Sports



Published: Tue, 26 Apr 2011 10:30:06 PST

Last Build Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2011 10:30:06 PST

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Robin Wright

Thu, 14 Apr 2011 10:30:06 PST

Actress explains the backstory of the character she plays in the new film The Conspirator.



Kim Cattrall

Wed, 06 Apr 2011 10:30:06 PST

Golden Globe-winning actress looks back on her SATC years and talks about her new star vehicle—the indie film Meet Monica Velour.



Michael Connelly

Tue, 05 Apr 2011 10:30:06 PST

Best-selling mystery writer tells Tavis why he fictionalizes real world events in his writing.



Bethany Hamilton; AnnaSophia Robb

Thu, 31 Mar 2011 10:30:06 PST

Pro surfer and actress who portrays her in the inspirational film Soul Surfer discuss faith, sharks and overcoming fear.



Jeffrey Tambor

Wed, 30 Mar 2011 10:30:06 PST

Meeting Spencer star describes the painful childhood experience that drove him to become an actor.



Anne Heche

Fri, 25 Mar 2011 10:30:06 PST

Award-winning actress discusses which type of character she has to work harder at--comedic or dramatic.



Julian Schnabel

Thu, 24 Mar 2011 10:30:06 PST

Acclaimed artist and filmmaker discusses the ongoing Palestinian-Israeli conflict as it relates to his controversial new film and explains why one can't separate a story from the way that it's told.



Blair Underwood

Fri, 11 Mar 2011 10:30:06 PST

Actor-producer-author shares what it's like to play a Black president and explains why Black artists need to create their own film projects.



Aaron Eckhart

Thu, 10 Mar 2011 10:30:06 PST

Actor explains why his character in Battle: Los Angeles is the only one in his career that he's been sad to move on from.



Anthony Mackie

Thu, 03 Mar 2011 10:30:06 PST

Busy actor discusses the business side of filmmaking and explains why African Americans must create their own film projects.



Charles Ferguson

Mon, 28 Feb 2011 10:30:06 PST

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



Academy Award Preview

Mon, 21 Feb 2011 10:30:06 PST

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



Maria Bello

Fri, 11 Feb 2011 10:30:06 PST

Bello, one of the stars of the new film The Company Men, talks about sexism in business and her ongoing work in Haiti, which pre-dated the 2010 quake.



Melissa Leo

Fri, 04 Feb 2011 10:30:06 PST

Award-winning actress explains why she feels her character was a remarkable woman.



Blythe Danner

Wed, 02 Feb 2011 10:30:06 PST

Award-winning actress, one of the stars of the Fockers film franchise, explains why she feels more like herself when she's acting.



Tom Hooper

Fri, 28 Jan 2011 10:30:06 PST

Filmmaker and director of The King's Speech—this year's most Oscar-nominated movie, including best director and best picture—explains the role his mother played in bringing the story to him.



Anthony Hopkins

Thu, 27 Jan 2011 10:30:06 PST

Oscar-winning actor discusses his acclaimed career and why he feels it's healthy to keep low expectations and to live in doubt.



Javier Bardem

Wed, 12 Jan 2011 10:30:06 PST

Oscar-winning actor explains why it was a scary proposition when he learned that the director had only him in mind for the lead role in the new film Biutiful.



Jeff Bridges

Mon, 10 Jan 2011 10:30:06 PST

Oscar-winning actor discusses his two hit films currently in release, as well as a cause that is close to his heart: ending child hunger in the U.S. by 2015.



Amy Adams

Wed, 15 Dec 2010 10:30:06 PST

2011 Golden Globe nominee for her performance role in The Fighter explains why becoming a mother has made her enjoy acting more.



Robbie Robertson

Fri, 22 Apr 2011 10:30:06 PST

Rock icon explains why he's so transparent at this point in his life and describes his new CD—one of the most talked about projects of the year.



Emmylou Harris

Wed, 20 Apr 2011 10:30:06 PST

Twelve-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter explains her passion for rescuing dogs, finding her own voice in music and the track about Emmett Till on her latest CD.



Ashley Judd

Tue, 19 Apr 2011 10:30:06 PST

Actress reflects on the risk in combining her occupation with her activism and comments on whether she remains hopeful, given all that she's seen in her humanitarian work.



Raphael Saadiq

Fri, 01 Apr 2011 10:30:06 PST

Grammy-winning artist gives a sneak preview performance of a track from his newest CD.



Lupe Fiasco

Wed, 09 Mar 2011 10:30:06 PST

Hip-hop artist explains why it took three long years for the release of his latest album.



Smokey Robinson

Tue, 01 Mar 2011 10:30:06 PST

Motown legend discusses his recovery from drug addiction and offers advice to his 'little brother' El DeBarge, who recently returned to rehab for his own addiction.



Kem

Fri, 25 Feb 2011 10:30:06 PST

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.



Esperanza Spalding

Fri, 18 Feb 2011 10:30:06 PST

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.



Ne-Yo

Wed, 16 Feb 2011 10:30:06 PST

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.



Wynton Marsalis

Tue, 15 Feb 2011 10:30:06 PST

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.



Randy Newman

Fri, 11 Feb 2011 10:30:06 PST

Oscar-, Emmy- and Grammy-winning composer-songwriter explains why he doesn't like writing.



Amos Lee

Thu, 10 Feb 2011 10:30:06 PST

Lee performs a track from his latest CD, 'Mission Bell.'



John Legend

Wed, 09 Feb 2011 10:30:06 PST

Six-time Grammy winner and self-described 'political junkie' explains why he wanted to team up with The Roots for his new CD.



Clive Davis

Tue, 08 Feb 2011 10:30:06 PST

Music exec legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer explains how he discovered his talented 'ear' although he never played an instrument and shares the key ingredient for discovering musical artists.



Vusi Mahlasela

Fri, 04 Feb 2011 10:30:06 PST

South African singer-songwriter discusses his new album and explains the concept of Ubuntu.



Amos Lee

Tue, 01 Feb 2011 10:30:06 PST

Singer-songwriter discusses his latest CD and the painful experience that inspired the song 'Jesus;' he also performs a track from the new project.



Meghan Linsey; Joshua Scott Jones

Mon, 31 Jan 2011 10:30:06 PST

The country music duo known as Steel Magnolia discuss their debut self-titled CD and incorporating their romantic relationship with their music.



Graham Nash

Fri, 14 Jan 2011 10:30:06 PST

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and accomplished photographer explains how he marries his love of music with his love of images.



Johnny Mathis

Fri, 24 Dec 2010 10:30:06 PST

Grammy Hall of Fame singer talks about his first country album and explains why he made the decision to release a CD in this genre.



Lyle Lovett

Fri, 24 Dec 2010 10:30:06 PST

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and actor discusses his unique connection to Texas and shares what it’s like to feel the energy of the audience during a performance.



Ray Lewis

Mon, 11 Apr 2011 10:30:06 PST

NFL star shares his thoughts on the NFL labor dispute.



Bethany Hamilton; AnnaSophia Robb

Thu, 31 Mar 2011 10:30:06 PST

Pro surfer and actress who portrays her in the inspirational film Soul Surfer discuss faith, sharks and overcoming fear.



Rod Woodson

Tue, 01 Feb 2011 10:30:06 PST

NFL Hall of Famer previews the Super Bowl, talks about the league's collective bargaining agreement and tackles the "Rooney Rule" and the lack of GMs and owners of color.



Apolo Ohno

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 10:30:06 PST

Olympic speed skating champion talks about his new book, describes what it was like growing up the son of a Japanese immigrant and addresses what's next in his skating career.



George Dohrmann

Tue, 09 Nov 2010 10:30:06 PST

Pulitzer Prize-winning sports writer explains why he feels the world of youth basketball is an exploitative and lawless society.



Steve Bellamy

Mon, 18 Oct 2010 10:30:06 PST

Founder of the Tennis and Ski Channels explains why he thought a ski channel would be successful.



Andre Agassi

Wed, 08 Sep 2010 10:30:06 PST

Tennis champion and author of Open talks about whether the risks of writing his autobiography were worth taking, the impact on his family and the legacy of his playing days.



Venus Williams

Fri, 16 Jul 2010 10:30:06 PST

Tennis superstar talks about her new book on harnessing your competitive spirit, Come to Win.



Sean Payton

Tue, 13 Jul 2010 10:30:06 PST

Head coach of the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints shares how he gets his players beyond distractions and to buy into the vision that 'it's not just about football.'



Andy Gray

Fri, 11 Jun 2010 10:30:06 PST

Soccer commentator and former player previews the 2010 World Cup and explains lessons to be learned from the sport.



John Wooden Tribute

Mon, 07 Jun 2010 10:30:06 PST

Tavis remembers the legendary basketball coach with a re-broadcast of their conversation a few seasons back.



Joe Torre

Wed, 13 Jan 2010 10:30:06 PST

Baseball All-Star, former Yankee manager and current manager of the Dodgers reflects on leaving New York and discusses steroid use, the taboo of talking about prostate health and domestic violence and the importance of his foundation.



Andre Agassi

Thu, 19 Nov 2009 10:30:06 PST

Former tennis champ describes the success of his college prep academy, compares being at the top in tennis to other sports and explains lessons he's learned and why he made the choice to be so open in his controversial autobiography.



Serena Williams

Wed, 14 Oct 2009 10:30:06 PST

Tennis great explains the most difficult part of re-gaining the No. 1 ranking and discusses what she ultimately wants to accomplish beyond tennis.



James Brown

Thu, 01 Oct 2009 10:30:06 PST

CBS Sports' broadcaster weighs in on the NFL season so far, including Michael Vick's return to the league, and explains the subtitle of his new book.



George Foreman

Thu, 03 Sep 2009 10:30:06 PST

Two-time heavyweight boxing champ-turned-entrepreneur discusses his decision to become an evangelical, handling financial success and the value of education.



Warren Moon

Mon, 17 Aug 2009 10:30:06 PST

Former NFL quarterback reflects on being the first African American QB inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.



Luma Mufleh

Fri, 19 Jun 2009 10:30:06 PST

Inspirational soccer coach explains how her team of refugees--the Fugees--came to be and shares some personal stories of the young team members.



Bill Russell

Fri, 22 May 2009 10:30:06 PST

NBA Hall of Famer discusses his relationship with legendary coach Red Auerbach.



Baron Davis

Tue, 12 May 2009 10:30:06 PST

NBA All Star explains why he wanted to tell the Crips and Bloods film story.



Dana Delany

Wed, 13 Apr 2011 10:30:07 PST

Emmy-winning actress discusses her Desperate Housewives days and her starring character in the new ABC drama Body of Proof.



Ted Danson

Mon, 28 Mar 2011 10:30:07 PST

Emmy-winning actor, environmentalist and author of Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them explains the backstory of his commitment to the conservation of oceans.



Anne Heche

Fri, 25 Mar 2011 10:30:07 PST

Award-winning actress discusses which type of character she has to work harder at--comedic or dramatic.



Blair Underwood

Fri, 11 Mar 2011 10:30:07 PST

Actor-producer-author shares what it's like to play a Black president and explains why Black artists need to create their own film projects.



George Schlatter

Thu, 24 Feb 2011 10:30:07 PST

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



Forest Whitaker

Tue, 22 Feb 2011 10:30:07 PST

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



Jennifer Beals

Mon, 07 Feb 2011 10:30:07 PST

Beals describes the experience of returning to her hometown to play the first female police superintendent in the new Fox TV series The Chicago Code.



David Pogue

Thu, 03 Feb 2011 10:30:07 PST

Award-winning personal tech writer and host of NOVA's 'Making Stuff' explains materials science and describes the current image crisis affecting science.



Ed O'Neill

Mon, 31 Jan 2011 10:30:07 PST

O'Neill compares his success on ABC's Emmy-winning comedy Modern Family to that of his previous Fox hit, Married with Children.



David Duchovny

Fri, 14 Jan 2011 10:30:07 PST

Golden Globe-winning actor and Californication star reflects on entering the fourth season of the hit series and discusses his recent foray into stage acting.



Nichelle Nichols

Tue, 11 Jan 2011 10:30:07 PST

Actress talks about Duke Ellington's influence on her early career and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s advice to her on her history-making role as one of the stars of the original Star Trek series



Dick Cavett

Thu, 09 Dec 2010 10:30:07 PST

Former TV show host and Talk Show author explains why, when he began his career, listening was the most difficult part of the job.



Tom Brokaw

Mon, 06 Dec 2010 10:30:07 PST

Veteran journalist discusses race relations in the U.S. today and describes the essence of American character.



Rainn Wilson

Wed, 17 Nov 2010 10:30:07 PST

Emmy-nominated actor discusses growing up as a geek, playing offbeat characters, being a man of faith and how he got his unique name.



Dennis Miller

Tue, 16 Nov 2010 10:30:07 PST

Comedian and commentator shares his thoughts on taxes, WMDs, President Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton and the harsh reality of doing stand-up comedy.



Paul Reiser

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 10:30:07 PST

Actor, comedian, best-selling author and accomplished musician discusses his new album and explains why he likes sad songs.



James Burrows

Wed, 20 Oct 2010 10:30:07 PST

Multiple Emmy winner discusses his ability to bring shows to TV networks that are innovative in a business that places an incentive on shows that are imitative.



Steve Bellamy

Mon, 18 Oct 2010 10:30:07 PST

Founder of the Tennis and Ski Channels explains why he thought a ski channel would be successful.



Tony Danza

Thu, 14 Oct 2010 10:30:07 PST

Emmy-nominated actor, who became a real-life high school teacher for an upcoming A&E reality show, reflects on why he found teaching such a daunting task.



Ken Burns

Fri, 24 Sep 2010 10:30:07 PST

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker talks about his latest project, The Tenth Inning, and explains why baseball makes for such a poignant American documentary topic.



Robbie Robertson

Fri, 22 Apr 2011 10:30:07 PST

Rock icon explains why he's so transparent at this point in his life and describes his new CD—one of the most talked about projects of the year.



Emmylou Harris

Wed, 20 Apr 2011 10:30:07 PST

Twelve-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter explains her passion for rescuing dogs, finding her own voice in music and the track about Emmett Till on her latest CD.



Ashley Judd

Tue, 19 Apr 2011 10:30:07 PST

Actress reflects on the risk in combining her occupation with her activism and comments on whether she remains hopeful, given all that she's seen in her humanitarian work.



Peter Guber

Fri, 15 Apr 2011 10:30:07 PST

Entertainment exec explains the concept of his book on success, Tell to Win.



Robin Wright

Thu, 14 Apr 2011 10:30:07 PST

Actress explains the backstory of the character she plays in the new film The Conspirator.



Dana Delany

Wed, 13 Apr 2011 10:30:07 PST

Emmy-winning actress discusses her Desperate Housewives days and her starring character in the new ABC drama Body of Proof.



Kim Cattrall

Wed, 06 Apr 2011 10:30:07 PST

Golden Globe-winning actress looks back on her SATC years and talks about her new star vehicle—the indie film Meet Monica Velour.



Raphael Saadiq

Fri, 01 Apr 2011 10:30:07 PST

Grammy-winning artist gives a sneak preview performance of a track from his newest CD.



Bethany Hamilton; AnnaSophia Robb

Thu, 31 Mar 2011 10:30:07 PST

Pro surfer and actress who portrays her in the inspirational film Soul Surfer discuss faith, sharks and overcoming fear.



Jeffrey Tambor

Wed, 30 Mar 2011 10:30:07 PST

Meeting Spencer star describes the painful childhood experience that drove him to become an actor.



Ted Danson

Mon, 28 Mar 2011 10:30:07 PST

Emmy-winning actor, environmentalist and author of Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them explains the backstory of his commitment to the conservation of oceans.



Anne Heche

Fri, 25 Mar 2011 10:30:07 PST

Award-winning actress discusses which type of character she has to work harder at--comedic or dramatic.



Julian Schnabel

Thu, 24 Mar 2011 10:30:07 PST

Acclaimed artist and filmmaker discusses the ongoing Palestinian-Israeli conflict as it relates to his controversial new film and explains why one can't separate a story from the way that it's told.



Blair Underwood

Fri, 11 Mar 2011 10:30:07 PST

Actor-producer-author shares what it's like to play a Black president and explains why Black artists need to create their own film projects.



Aaron Eckhart

Thu, 10 Mar 2011 10:30:07 PST

Actor explains why his character in Battle: Los Angeles is the only one in his career that he's been sad to move on from.



Lupe Fiasco

Wed, 09 Mar 2011 10:30:07 PST

Hip-hop artist explains why it took three long years for the release of his latest album.



Anthony Mackie

Thu, 03 Mar 2011 10:30:07 PST

Busy actor discusses the business side of filmmaking and explains why African Americans must create their own film projects.



Smokey Robinson

Tue, 01 Mar 2011 10:30:07 PST

Motown legend discusses his recovery from drug addiction and offers advice to his 'little brother' El DeBarge, who recently returned to rehab for his own addiction.



Charles Ferguson

Mon, 28 Feb 2011 10:30:07 PST

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



Kem

Fri, 25 Feb 2011 10:30:07 PST

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.