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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, 08.08.14

Friday, August 08 2014 04:00 AM

Special: Mississippi Freedom Summer 50th anniversary, roundtable discussion -- guests: Rita Bender, Charlie Cobb, Bob Moses

The Tavis Smiley Show, 08.01.14

Friday, August 01 2014 04:00 AM

Joseph Siegle, Tracie McMillan, Dr. Leana Wen, Dr. John, Dan Lesser, Peter Kunhardt & Ken Hughes, George Johnson, Gerald Albright

The Tavis Smiley Show, 07.25.14

Friday, July 25 2014 04:00 AM

Phyllis Bennis, Elliott Abrams, Ritu Sharma, Martin Bucknavage, Hakim Bellamy, William B. Taylor Jr., Beth Macy, Deborah Halber, George Johnson, Ralph Peterson

The Tavis Smiley Show, 07.18.14

Friday, July 18 2014 04:00 AM

Sen. Cory Booker, Eric Liu, Vicki Salemi, George Johnson, Freda Payne, Nick Hanauer, Alma J. Powell, Darrell Wallace Jr., Kenny Wayne Shepherd

The Tavis Smiley Show, 07.04.14

Friday, July 04 2014 04:00 AM

Rebroadcast of 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, 06.27.14

Friday, June 27 2014 04:00 AM

Jeffrey Toobin, Scott Cowen, Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, Carl Deal, Antonio Gonzalez, Jocelyn Kiley, Douglas Rice, George Johnson, Jason DaSilva, Ending Poverty app

The Tavis Smiley Show, 06.20.14

Friday, June 20 2014 04:00 AM

Kenneth Pollack, Christopher Farley, George Vecsey, George Johnson, Stanley Nelson, John Hope Bryant, Phillip Regier, Irvin Schorsch III, Anthony McGill

The Tavis Smiley Show, 06.13.14

Friday, June 13 2014 04:00 AM

Kenrya Rankin Naasel, LeVar Burton, Ruby Dee (Tribute), Rubén Blades, Benjamin Krause, Dionne Wright Poulton, Michele Roberts, George Johnson, Michael Lington

The Tavis Smiley Show, 06.06.14

Friday, June 06 2014 04:00 AM

Evan Osnos, Michael Waldman, Dr. Dee Anna Glaser, Kenny Leon, David Rohde, Clifton Taulbert, Darnell Hunt, George Johnson, Kindred the Family Soul

The Tavis Smiley Show, 05.30.14

Friday, May 30 2014 04:00 AM

Black Ad Agencies Panel (McGhee Osse, Eugene Morris, Carol H. Williams); Sister Simone Campbell; Robert Balfanz; Ulrich Boser; Maya Angelou Tribute

The Tavis Smiley Show, 05.23.14

Friday, May 23 2014 04:00 AM

Craig Aaron, Steven Levitt, Stephen Dubner, Sharon Epperson, Lonnie Jordan, Rajeev Ramchand, Nicholas Freudenberg, Willie Randolph, George Johnson, Harvey Mason

The Tavis Smiley Show, 05.16.14

Friday, May 16 2014 04:00 AM

Brown v. Board Anniversary Panel (Randi Weingarten, Leticia Smith-Evans, Gary Orfield, Billy Easton); Jennifer Cooke; Carlos Harrison; K.C. Theisen; George Johnson; Keb' Mo'

The Tavis Smiley Show, 05.09.14

Friday, May 09 2014 04:00 AM

Ken Rudin, Greg Iles, Zac Bissonnette, Jennifer McDaniel, Stephanie Soechtig, Lisa Hamilton, Regina Cates, Bill Madden, George Johnson, Zainab Khan

The Tavis Smiley Show, 05.02.14

Friday, May 02 2014 04:00 AM

Richard Haass, Todd Purdum, Kimberly Palmer, Bill Medley, Kevin Gaines, Joanne Carter, Marianne Williamson, Angela Sutton, George Johnson, Amma Asante

The Tavis Smiley Show, 04.25.14

Friday, April 25 2014 04:00 AM

Ralph Nader, Kathryn Edin, Daudi Abe, Leyla McCalla, Katherine Newman, Jonathan Holloway, Dan Tynan, George Johnson, Elaine Richardson

The Tavis Smiley Show, 04.18.14

Friday, April 18 2014 04:00 AM

Russ Feingold, Rev. James Martin, Dr. Michael Roizen, Philip Bailey, Mayor Bill White, Elizabeth Kolbert, Dr. Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsop, George Johnson, Craig Handy

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, 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, '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, '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, 02.14.14 (Hour One)

Friday, February 14 2014 05:00 AM

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

The Tavis Smiley Show, 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 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, 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, 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.