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Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement About 'Failing Up'

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Supreme Court fight over the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is just the latest struggle in a battle over civil rights that stretches back more than a century in this country. It's a struggle marked with many victories, big and small — and many failures along the way, too.

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America's Poor Left Out of Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

Thursday, December 13, 2012

As politicians negotiate how to avoid going over the fiscal cliff, Tavis Smiley says millions of Americans who are in poverty have already gone over the cliff. According to the radio and television host, the real economic focus should be over austerity and its effect on the poor.

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The Election's $3 Billion Price Tag

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan, independent research group that tracks money in campaigns and elections, Obama and Romney's spending, in conjunction with the nearly $1 billion spent by super PACs, will likely add up to $3 billion by the time the polls close today. What have the American people gained from the seventeen month, $3 billion campaign? Stephen Dubner, author and host of "Freakonomics," explains. 

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Highlighting Poverty in the 2012 Election

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Throughout the 2012 presidential campaign, politicians have largely ignored poverty as an issue, so Cornel West and Tavis Smiley are hitting the road to expose the problems facing the American poor.

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Listen: Cornel West and Tavis Smiley on Whether War is Inevitable

Friday, April 20, 2012

Princeton Professor Cornel West  and Tavis Smiley, co-hosts of Smiley & West, which airs Sundays at 4PM on AM 820, came to WNYC to discuss their new book, The Rich And The Rest Of Us: A Poverty Manifesto. Brian asked them the End of War question: Is war inevitable. Listen.

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Cornel West and Tavis Smiley's Anti-Poverty Tour

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Princeton Professor Cornel West  and Tavis Smiley, co-hosts of Smiley & West,  which airs Sundays at 4PM on AM 820, discuss their new book, The Rich And The Rest Of Us: A Poverty Manifesto -- a call for a new socioeconomic system based on "fundamental fairness."

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Cornel West and Tavis Smiley on 'The Poverty Tour'

Monday, October 10, 2011

One in six Americans are poor, which means 50 million people are living in poverty in the United States. Dr. Cornel West and Tavis Smiley, hosts of PRI's "Smiley and West," went on "The Poverty Tour: A Call to Conscience," an 18-city tour of the United States in August, to speak with Americans living in poverty and get a sense of what it's like to be poor in America today. This week, PBS will air the first of five episodes of "The Poverty Tour."

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Accountability

Monday, May 04, 2009

In his new book Accountable: Making America as Good as Its Promise, talk show host Tavis Smiley looks at how crucial issues like health care, education, the economy and the environment manifest themselves in our communities and why he thinks, now more than ever, we should hold politicians and ...

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Tavis Talks

Friday, January 09, 2009

Tavis Smiley, host of “The Tavis Smiley Show” (airing Saturdays and Sundays at 2PM on AM 820), looks ahead to the inauguration and the launch of a traveling museum exhibition, "America I AM: The African American Imprint".

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Broadway and Beyond

Friday, January 09, 2009

The spate of Broadway show closings raises concerns about the economy’s effects on the theater industry. Playbill’s Robert Viagas and Sandra Gibson, president and CEO of Arts Presenters, look at the state of the theater, on Broadway and beyond. Plus, Congressman Jerrold Nadler; Hyundai’s new ad campaign, Tavis Smiley looks ...

Republicans Balk

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Tavis Smiley, host of The Tavis Smiley Show, which airs Fridays at 9PM and Saturdays and Sundays at 2PM on AM 820, editor of The Covenant with Black America, and host of the "All-American Presidential Forums on PBS", says the Republican candidates sitting out tonight's debate are making ...

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McCain’s Pains

Thursday, September 27, 2007

John McCain is one of four Republicans who declined to appear in a debate hosted by Tavis Smiley this week. Tavis Smiley talks about the controversy, and Senator McCain explains why he won’t be going. Also, how terror makes us paranoid, an update on Verizon's plan to block text messages ...

Covenant with the Candidates

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Tavis Smiley, host of The Tavis Smiley Show, which airs Fridays at 9PM and Saturdays and Sundays at 2PM on AM 820, and editor of The Covenant with Black America, previews the first of two "All-American Presidential Forums on PBS," this one with the Democratic candidates.

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School of Thought

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Mayor Bloomberg says his legacy will be defined by his education policies. Now he’s introducing more changes to the system. Schools Chancellor Joel Klein outlines the new policies. Plus: The speaker of the City Council, Christine Quinn, talks about new campaign finance laws; is estrogen safe again?; the Supreme Court's ...