Tavis Smiley


Tavis Smiley appears in the following:

A Country of Killers, a President in a Bathrobe?

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Tavis Smiley and the NYTimes' Maggie Haberman discuss the last 48 hours of the Trump presidency, including alleged lonely nights at the White House and a tense pre-Super Bowl interview. 

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Imagining the Triumph and Tragedy of Michael Jackson's Last Days

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tavis Smiley talks about his latest book, which imagines the final weeks of Michael Jackson's life, and the upcoming Jackson mini-series he's developing with J.J. Abrams.


Tavis Smiley Looks Back

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Tavis Smiley, radio host and author, uses Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy to assess the progress, and lack of it, for African Americans in the past ten years.

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Tavis Smiley Renews 'The Covenant with Black America'

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Ten years ago, "The Covenant" was billed as a plan to move black communities forward. Here, Tavis Smiley assesses what experts and activist envision for the future of the black agenda.

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What Tavis Smiley Learned as Maya Angelou's Chaperone

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

As a young man, Smiley spent two weeks "carrying Maya Angelou's bags" around during a trip to Ghana, and he writes in a new book about the ways she inspired him to serve others.

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25 Years in 25 Days: Then and Now

Friday, October 31, 2014

We conclude our 25th anniversary series with last night's live panel discussion on progress with Gail Collins, David Remnick, and Tavis Smiley.

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The Year Everyone Turned on MLK

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The White House. The NAACP. The Urban League. They all deemed King wrong or irrelevant towards the end of his life. Tavis Smiley takes a closer look at MLK's troubled, final year.

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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 st...


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 ...

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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 wi...

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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...

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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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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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