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40th Anniversary
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Studies in Academia
A Tavis Smiley Show Special

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Hour One

Juvenile Imprisonment

The U.S. Supreme Court is currently divided over life sentences without possibility of parole for juveniles. Marsha Levick and Scott Burns take a look into the growing controversy.


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Eddie Glaude

Eddie Glaude reflects on approaching the holiday season amid the recession.


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Hampden-Sydney College's First Black President

Dr. Chris Howard describes the journey that led him to become president of a southern Virginia college that is over 90% white.


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George Johnson Talks Tiger

George Johnson takes time to expresses his thoughts on Tiger Woods, after revelations of the golfing star's "transgressions" come to light.

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Grammy-nominee Melanie Fiona

Melanie Fiona stops by to share her album, The Bridge, that the Associated Press hails as "one of the best debut albums this year" and that Vibe magazine calls a "contemporary classic."


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Hour Two

Philadelphia's Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Pilot Program

Millions of families across the U.S. have been displaced by foreclosures in 2009. Annette Rizzo and Michael McKeever describe this model program that has proven to work in Philadelphia and other cities, despite these troubling times.


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Jonathan Walton

Ethicist Jonathan Walton joins us with his thoughts on the right and wrong moves to make when dealing with the prospect of foreclosure.


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The Past is Never Dead

Author Harry MacLean gives an in-depth look into the 2007 trial of a former Klansman accused of kidnapping two young African American men in 1964 in his new book, The Past is Never Dead: The Trial of James Ford Seale and Mississippi's Struggle for Redemption.


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James Stewart

Supercross champion James Stewart speeds by to discuss his racing career and why, when it comes to athletics, he doesn't mind being called "The Tiger Woods of Motorsports."


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Barry White Unlimited

In celebration of his life and musical legacy, longtime musical collaborator and friend Jack Perry talks about the 5-CD set tribute, Barry White: Unlimited.

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