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Airs Saturdays at 11pm on AM 820

Each week, Tavis Smiley welcomes a variety of guests to an exchange of views, information, and insight. The Tavis Smiley Show offers a unique blend of news and newsmakers in expanded conversations on topics ranging from presidential power to reparations for slavery, from campaign finance reform to miscegenation in music videos — all with a special focus on black America.

Smiley's guest roster has featured former President Bill Clinton, Fidel Castro, and Pope John Paul II. He also shares the mic with regular guest commentators Cornel West, Connie Rice, J.C. Watts, Dr. Ian Smith, and Michael Eric Dyson. The Tavis Smiley Show — provocative, thoughtful, and thoroughly engaging.

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Show Archive

Latest Stories from The Tavis Smiley Show

The Tavis Smiley Show, 04.11.14

Friday, April 11 2014 04:00 AM

National Civil Rights Museum Forum 4.4.14 - Marian Wright Edelman, Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Bernard Lafayette, Bill Robinson, Joseph Ray Terry Jr. (aka Ray Terry), Barry Goldstein

The Tavis Smiley Show, 04.04.14

Friday, April 04 2014 04:00 AM

Drew Altman, Kimiko Matsuda-Lawrence & Carol Powell, Melinda Myers, Althea René, Carlotta Gall, Alexander Moore/Christopher Brown/Derrius Quarles, Claude Johnson, George Johnson, John Maloof, Charlie Siskel

The Tavis Smiley Show, 03.28.14

Friday, March 28 2014 04:00 AM

Geoffrey Skelley, Clay Risen, Norm Abram, Nathan East, Josh Ruxin, Scott Kurashige, Kostya Kennedy, George Johnson, Jason Mott

The Tavis Smiley Show, 03.21.14

Friday, March 21 2014 04:00 AM

David Rohde, Greg Smith, Greg McBride, Daniel Beaty, Tim Padgett, Emily Parker, William Shadel, George Johnson, John Németh

The Tavis Smiley Show, 03.14.14

Friday, March 14 2014 04:00 AM

Marwan Muasher, Christopher Petrella, 'Reinventing the War on Poverty' excerpt, Everett Glenn & George Johnson

The Tavis Smiley Show, 03.07.14

Friday, March 07 2014 05:00 AM

Lisa Bloom, Shyima Hall, Noël Janis-Norton, Ledisi

The Tavis Smiley Show, 01.03.2014, Hour 2

Wednesday, March 05 2014 05:00 AM

Latino Nation: Beyond the Numbers, Hector Barreto, Oscar Chacon, Maria Elena Durazo, Domingo Garcia, Jesus Garcia, Antonio González, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, Xavier Gutierrez, Bettina Inclán, David Montejano, Ana Navarro, Aracely

The Tavis Smiley Show, 02.28.14

Friday, February 28 2014 05:00 AM

Garance Franke-Ruta, William Easterly, Woody Woodburn, George Johnson, Nick Moss and Michael Ledbetter, Charles Kupchan, Peniel Joseph, Phil Reed, Thomas Brothers

The Tavis Smiley Show, 'Memories of the Movement' Pt. 2

Friday, February 21 2014 05:00 AM

Ruby Dee, Clarence Jones, Xernona Clayton, Dr. Gardner C. Taylor, Hillary Clinton, Rev. Amos Brown, Earl Caldwell, Marian Wright Edelman, Taylor Rogers, Rev. C.T. Vivian, Arun Gandhi

The Tavis Smiley Show, 02.21.14 (Hour One)

Friday, February 21 2014 05:00 AM

Josh Bivens, Joseph Torres, Michelle Dennedy, George Johnson, Danilo Pérez

The Tavis Smiley Show, 02.14.14 (Hour One)

Friday, February 14 2014 05:00 AM

Kenneth Braswell, Bonnie S. Glaser, Heather Jarvis, George Johnson, LiV Warfield

The Tavis Smiley Show, 'Memories of the Movement' Pt. 1

Friday, February 14 2014 05:00 AM

Memories of the Movement: Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, Danny Glover, Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., Dr. Raye Richardson, Yuri Kochiyama, Rep. John Lewis, Dorothy Tillman, Rev. Robert Graetz, Harry Belafonte, Andrew Young, Elizabeth

The Tavis Smiley Show, 02.07.14

Friday, February 07 2014 05:00 AM

Paul Gleick, Bill Fletcher Jr., Isabel Allende, George Johnson, Catherine Russell, Patrick Kline, Paul Reickhoff, Jeffery Karoff, Edgar Barens

The Tavis Smiley Show, 01.24.2014

Friday, January 24 2014 05:00 AM

Ken Rudin, Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, Dr. Deborah A. Cohen, George Johnson, Sharon Waxman, J. Peter Pham, Jeanne Theoharis, David Pogue, Camilo Jose Vergara

The Tavis Smiley Show, 01.17.14

Friday, January 17 2014 05:00 AM

Neera Tanden, Alex McAdams, Kshama Sawant, Karen Kubby, Jennifer Holliday, Neill Franklin, Tonya Mosley, Darryl Lorenzo Wellington, George Johnson, Sterlin Harjo, Hugh Foley

The Tavis Smiley Show, 01.10.14

Friday, January 10 2014 05:00 AM

Sasha Abramsky, Jessica Bartholow, Greg Kaufmann, Amy Sosa

The Tavis Smiley Show, 01.03.2014, Hour 1

Friday, January 03 2014 05:00 AM

After the Emancipation Proclamation, Dr. Arnetha Ball, Ralph Richard Banks, Dr. Robin D.G. Kelley, Dr. Na'ilah Nasir, Dr. Allyson Hobbs

The Tavis Smiley Show, 01.03.2014, Hour 2

Friday, January 03 2014 05:00 AM

Latino Nation: Beyond the Numbers, Hector Barreto, Oscar Chacon, Maria Elena Durazo, Domingo Garcia, Jesus Garcia, Antonio González, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, Xavier Gutierrez, Bettina Inclán, David Montejano, Ana Navarro, Aracely

The Tavis Smiley Show, 12.20.2013

Monday, December 30 2013 05:00 AM

David Rohde, Judge Damon J. Keith, George Johnson, Cyrus Chestnut

The Tavis Smiley Show, 12.27.13

Friday, December 27 2013 05:00 AM

Connie Rice, Deroy Murdock, Michael Fauntroy, Antonio Gonzalez

The Tavis Smiley Show, 12.13.2013

Friday, December 13 2013 05:00 AM

Sarah Binder, Damon J. Keith, George Johnson, Yo-Yo Ma

The Tavis Smiley Show, 12.06.2013

Friday, December 06 2013 05:00 AM

Anthony Cordesman, Laurie Garrett, Craig Steven Wilder, Nelson Mandela tribute, Jimmy Carter (Blind Boys of Alabama)

The Tavis Smiley Show, 11.29.2013

Friday, November 29 2013 05:00 AM

Rev. David Beckmann, David Folkenflik, Mother Dolores Hart, George Johnson, Allen Toussaint

The Tavis Smiley Show, 11.22.13

Friday, November 22 2013 05:00 AM

Dr. Ronald Jones, Robert MacNeil, Larry J. Sabato, Ignacio Garcia, George Stevens Jr.

The Tavis Smiley Show, 11.15.2013

Friday, November 15 2013 05:00 AM

Michael Dimock, Patrick Robinson, Scott Turow, George Johnson, Robert Gordon

The Tavis Smiley Show, 11.01.2013

Monday, November 11 2013 05:00 AM

Jeff Bercovici, Ken Rudin, Joann Weiner, George Johnson, Bob Smeaton, Janie Hendrix

The Tavis Smiley Show, 11.08.2013

Monday, November 11 2013 05:00 AM

Timothy Smeeding, Michael Flood, Michael Katz, Herb Alpert

The Tavis Smiley Show, October 25, 2013

Friday, October 25 2013 04:00 AM

Linda Robinson, Patrick McCarthy, Audrey Petty, Sonovia Marie Petty, George Johnson, Michèle Stephenson

The Tavis Smiley Show, 10.18.2013

Friday, October 18 2013 04:00 AM

Ari Berman, Jesmyn Ward, Elizabeth Gilbert, George Johnson, Lupita Nyong'o

The Tavis Smiley Show, 10.11.2013

Friday, October 11 2013 04:00 AM

Jeffrey Toobin, Elaine Kamarck, Denise Spellberg, Vincent Wilburn Jr., Erin Davis

The Tavis Smiley Show, October 24, 2013

Friday, October 04 2013 04:00 AM

Judd Gregg, Sasha Abramsky, Valerie Plame, George Johnson, Gloria Estefan

The Tavis Smiley Show, September 27, 2013

Friday, September 27 2013 04:00 AM

Lauren Maddox, Richard Rothstein, Nate Jackson, Michael Schwimmer, Carlos Portugal

The Tavis Smiley Show, September 13, 2013

Thursday, September 12 2013 04:00 AM

The Tavis Smiley Show, 9.6.2013

Friday, September 06 2013 04:00 AM

Sen. Bernie Sanders, Dr. Eldar Shafir, Laura Gottesdiener, George Johnson, Earl Klugh

The Tavis Smiley Show, August 23, 2013

Monday, August 19 2013 04:00 AM

March on Washington 50th Anniversary (Hour TWO)

The Tavis Smiley Show, August 23, 2013

Monday, August 19 2013 04:00 AM

March on Washington 50th Anniversary (Hour TWO)

The Tavis Smiley Show, August 16, 2013

Friday, August 16 2013 04:00 AM

March on Washington 50th Anniversary (Hour ONE)

The Tavis Smiley Show, July 19, 2013

Friday, July 19 2013 04:00 AM

The Tavis Smiley Show, July 12, 2013

Friday, July 12 2013 04:00 AM

The Tavis Smiley Show, July 5, 2013

Wednesday, July 03 2013 04:00 AM