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Jim McIngvale, Philanthropist, Gallery Furniture

When Jim started his mattress business in Houston, Texas he had just $5,000 and a pickup truck. Now, he has amassed a furniture empire through his "wacky ads" and gregarious personality. It was, however, a single act of kindness that thrust him into the international spotlight. During Hurricane Harvey, he opened the doors of all of his stores to displaced residents, earning him local adoration and international cheers. We go with Jim to his favorite Mexican restaurant, Lopez Family restaurant, to eat fajitas and hear the story of how any local businessman can make a tremendous social impact.

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To Dine for with Kate Sullivan

Born into an incredibly wealthy Singaporean family, Kevin Kwan came to the United States to attend college in Houston. His life took many different creative roads before he was inspired to pen the book, "Crazy Rich Asians" based on his family's life back in Singapore. The New York Times best-selling novel became a cultural phenomenon and the first movie starring an all Asian cast in 25 years. Kevin was named by TIME Magazine as one of the most influential people in the world.

  • 2020-02-27T03:00:00-08:00
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M. Night Shyamalan, Director

As Writer and Director of blockbuster hit movies such as "The Sixth Sense" and "Unbreakable", Night has been able to hone the craft of 'scaring the living daylights" of moviegoers with his suspenseful and often terrifying flicks. He has undoubtedly reached careers highs and dramatic career lows. At his favorite restaurant in Philadelphia acclaimed restaurant Vetri Cucina, Night dishes on how to stay on the creative cutting-edge and what he hopes his legacy is in life and film.

  • 2020-03-05T03:00:00-08:00
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Gitanjali Rao, Inventor

At the age of just 11 years old, Gitanjali dreamed up a solution to a problem many had overlooked. Inspired by watching the news coverage of the Flint, Michigan water crisis, Gitanjali invented a water treatment device that Flint residents could use in their homes to see if their water is safe. This invention has won her numerous national and international awards and accolades. Over Mexican comfort food, Gitanjali shares the basics of innovation and creativity and inspires us all to look more closely at big world problems in a more resourceful way.

  • 2020-03-12T04:00:00-07:00
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Katori Hall, Playwright

Columbia, Harvard and Juilliard educated, Katori Hall planned to be an actress until a fateful assignment at Harvard changed her direction. Instead, she became a playwright. Her play, The Mountaintop, about the final night before Martin Luther King's assassination, won critical acclaim making her the first black woman to win the Olivier Award for Best New Play. Over the tropical flavors of Jamaican dishes, Katori shares how she creates complex characters and how her mission is to be a voice for the disenfranchised and marginalized voices in America.

  • 2020-03-19T04:00:00-07:00
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To Dine for with Kate Sullivan

With 5,000 dollars and a simple idea, Sara Blakely invented a product that would change the fashion industry forever. As the Inventor and CEO of Spanx, Sara became the youngest self-made Billionaire in the world. With no fashion experience and no business degree, her story of grit, persistence, and problem solving is one of the most interesting business stories of our time. Over artfully prepared sushi and sashimi at Umi in Atlanta, Sara tells us how she did it and how she is paving the way for a new generation of female inventors and entrepreneurs.

  • 2020-03-22T11:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-03-22T17:00:00-07:00
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