TUES/4/20 :: 12:00p
Don Lemon, "This is the Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism" in Conversation with Greg Braxton

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The host of CNN Tonight with Don Lemon  -- America’s only Black prime-time anchor -- brings an urgent, deeply personal, riveting plea, he shows us all how deep our problems lie, and what we can do to begin to fix them. In conversation with L.A. Times staff writer Greg Braxton.


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Greg Braxton

A lifelong Los Angeles resident, Greg Braxton has written for the Los Angeles Times for more than three decades. He currently is a staff writer covering television for the Calendar section, and has also written extensively about trends and cultural issues in the entertainment field.



Don Lemon

The host of CNN Tonight with Don Lemon is more popular than ever. As America’s only Black prime-time anchor, his daily monologues on racism and antiracism, on the failures of the Trump administration and of so many of our leaders, and on America’s systemic flaws speak for his millions of fans. Lemon was the leading voice on CNN guiding viewers through the death of George Floyd and a summer of nationwide protests and riots. Viewers relied on his nightly coverage to guide them through a global pandemic. Now, in an urgent, deeply personal, riveting plea, he shows us all how deep our problems lie, and what we can do to begin to fix them.



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Saturday, April 17

Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas, "Wow in the World," with Zooey Deschanel

Hosted by Yvonne Villarreal
Podcast hosts Raz and Thomas take readers on a fact-filled journey through the human body with Award-Winning Actress Zooey Deschanel. Featuring hilarious illustrations, jokes, photos, quizzes, and experiments to better understand your own body!
Sunday, April 18

Meena Harris, "Ambitious Girl"

Conversation with Mary McNamara
Anyone who's ever been underestimated or overshadowed will find inspiration in this empowering new picture book from bestselling author Meena Harris. This is a timely and inspiring must-read for every little girl!
Sunday, April 18

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Co-author of "Food Between Friends: A Cookbook"

Conversation with Matt Brennan
Best friends Jesse Tyler Ferguson, star of Modern Family, and recipe developer Julie Tanous pay homage to their hometowns as they whip up modern California food with Southern and Southwestern spins in their debut cookbook. Join Jesse and L.A. Times TV editor Matt Brennan for a conversation about food, cooking and entertainment.
Monday, April 19

Richard Thompson, "Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice 1967-1975"

Conversation with RJ Smith
Richard has graciously agreed to play two songs!
In his memoir, Richard recreates the spirit of the 1960s, where he found, and then lost, and then found his way again. This legendary British folk musician takes us back to the late 1960s, a period of great change and creativity.
Friday, April 23

Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile, author of "Broken Horses: A Memoir"

Conversation with Mikael Wood
In Broken Horses, Brandi Carlile takes readers through the events of her life that shaped her very raw art—from her start at a local singing competition where she performed Elton John’s “Honky Cat” in a bedazzled white polyester suit, to her first break opening for Dave Matthews Band, to many sleepless tours over fifteen years and six studio albums, all while raising two children with her wife, Catherine Shepherd.
Broken Horses is an evocative and piercingly honest memoir.