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Tavis Smiley Show

PRI

It is a high-energy exchange of views, information and insight. The weekly show offers a unique blend of news and newsmakers in expanded conversations. Tavis engages commentators and guests in substantive and provocative discussions on a wide range of topics including: politics, health, finance, sports, technology and pop culture. An insightful exploration of the issues that matter from fresh, diverse points of view is the show's hallmark.

It is a high-energy exchange of views, information and insight. The weekly show offers a unique blend of news and newsmakers in expanded conversations. Tavis engages commentators and guests in substantive and provocative discussions on a wide range of topics including: politics, health, finance, sports, technology and pop culture. An insightful exploration of the issues that matter from fresh, diverse points of view is the show's hallmark.
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Los Angeles, CA

Networks:

PRI

Description:

It is a high-energy exchange of views, information and insight. The weekly show offers a unique blend of news and newsmakers in expanded conversations. Tavis engages commentators and guests in substantive and provocative discussions on a wide range of topics including: politics, health, finance, sports, technology and pop culture. An insightful exploration of the issues that matter from fresh, diverse points of view is the show's hallmark.

Twitter:

@tavissmiley

Language:

English

Contact:

The Smiley Group, Inc. 4434 Crenshaw Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90043 323-290-4690


Episodes

Dan Rather - "What Unites Us"; Brandon Busteed - Political Divides in Higher Education; Listen Again: Gretchen Carlson - "Be Fierce" and Danai Gurira

12/6/2017
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This week's guests: Dan Rather, journalist and author of “What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism”; Brandon Busteed, Executive Director of Education and Workforce Development at Gallup; Gretchen Carlson, journalist and author of “Be Fierce”; Danai Gurira playwright and actress (“The Walking Dead” and "Black Panther")

Duration: 00:48:01


Democratic Alabama Senate Candidate Doug Jones; Maria Shriver – Eradicating Alzheimer’s Disease; Education Expert Jamie Merisotis – How to Increase the Number of People with Degrees by 2025; Leslie Odom Jr. - “Simply Christmas”

11/30/2017
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This week's guests: Doug Jones, Alabama Senate Candidate; Maria Shriver, journalist and founder of The Women's Alzheimer's Movement; Jamie Merisotis, President/CEO of the Lumina Foundation; Leslie Odom Jr., Award winning star of the Broadway show, "Hamilton"

Duration: 00:48:40


Listen Again: Senator Bernie Sanders on Healthcare and Book “Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution”; Salman Rushdie - “The Golden House”; Sonequa Martin-Green - “Star Trek: Discovery”

11/20/2017
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This week's guests: Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, author of "Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution"; Salman Rushdie, author of “The Golden House”; Sonequa Martin-Green, actress and star of “Star Trek: Discovery”.

Duration: 00:47:53


Listen Again: Alabama Senate Candidate Doug Jones on His Campaign Against Roy Moore; Journalist James Burnett on America's Gun Crisis; Chadwick Boseman - "Marshall"; Michael McDonald - "Wide Open"

11/16/2017
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This week's guests: Doug Jones, Democratic Alabama Senate Candidate; James Burnett, Editorial Director of “The Trace”; Chadwick Boseman, actor - "Marshall"; Michael McDonald, singer-songwriter.

Duration: 00:47:52


Trita Parsi on Trump, Diplomacy and “Losing an Enemy”; Sarah van Gelder – “The Revolution Where You Live”; Khary Lazarre-White - “Passage”; Jennifer Jason Leigh - “L.B.J”.

11/9/2017
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This week's guests: Trita Parsi - President of the National Iranian American Council and author of "Losing and Enemy"; Sarah van Gelder, journalist and author of “The Revolution Where You Live"; Khary Lazarre-White, social justice advocate and author of "Passage"; Jennifer Jason Leigh actress and star of "L.B.J."

Duration: 00:49:07


Journalist Nick Turse - US Military Operations in Africa; Rabbi Steve Leder – “More Beautiful Than Before”; Eve Ensler – “In The Body of the World”

11/2/2017
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This week's guests: Nick Turse Investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling author; Rabbi Steve Leder - author; Eve Ensler - women's rights activist and award-winning playwright.

Duration: 00:47:28


Sasha Polakow-Suransky - “Go Back to Where You Came From”; Gretchen Carlson - “Be Fierce”; A Special Roundtable Discussion on the Impact of Student Debt on Graduation Rates; Danai Gurira – “The Walking Dead”

10/26/2017
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This week's guests: Sasha Polakow-Suransky, author of “Go Back to Where You Came From”; Gretchen Carlson, former Fox News Host; ” Douglas Haynes, Vice Provost of the University of California – Irvine; John King, Jr. President of the Education Trust; Michele Siqueiros, President of the Campaign for College Opportunity and Danai Gurira actress and playwright.

Duration: 00:47:10


Listen Again: Russ Feingold - Reflections on 9/11; Dolores Huerta - "Dolores"; David Crosby - "Sky Trails"

10/19/2017
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This week's guests: Russ Feingold - Former Democratic Senator for Wisconsin, Dolores Huerta - Influential Labor Rights Activist and David Crosby, Singer-Songwriter.

Duration: 00:47:39


Journalist James Burnett on America's Gun Crisis; Alabama Senate Candidate Doug Jones on His Campaign Against Roy Moore; Chadwick Boseman - "Marshall"; Michael McDonald - "Wide Open"

10/12/2017
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This week's guests: James Burnett, Editorial Director of “The Trace”; Doug Jones - Democratic Candidate for US Senate in Alabama's Special Election; Chadwick Boseman, Actor, "Marshall"; Michael McDonald, Singer-Songwriter, “Wide Open.”

Duration: 00:47:50


Listen Again: John Nichols - “Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse”; Dr. Robert Bullard - Next Steps for Houston after Hurricane Harvey; Sheriff Greg Champagne - the Impact of Early Childhood Education on Prison Rates; Singing legend Judy Collins

10/5/2017
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This week's guests: John Nichols, journalist and author of “Horsemen of the Trumpocalyse"; Dr. Robert Bullard, Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning & Environmental Policy at Texas Southern University; Sheriff Greg Champagne of “Fight Crime: Invest in Kids”; Judy Collins singer and author of “Cravings: How I Conquered Food”

Duration: 00:47:29


Susan Burton - “Becoming Ms. Burton”; Paula Poundstone - “The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness;” Singer-songwriter Sampha - “Process”

9/28/2017
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This week's guests: Susan Burton, Founder and Executive Director of the organization “A New Way of Life” and author of “Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women.”; Paula Poundstone, comedian and author of “The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness.”; Sampha, singer-songwriter, “Process”

Duration: 00:48:14


Senator Bernie Sanders on Healthcare and Book “Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution”; Salman Rushdie - “The Golden House”; Sonequa Martin-Green - “Star Trek: Discovery”

9/21/2017
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This week's guests: Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, author of “Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution"; Salman Rushdie, author of “The Golden House”. Sonequa Martin-Green, actress and star of “Star Trek: Discovery”.

Duration: 00:47:58


Russ Feingold - Reflections on 9/11; Dolores Huerta - "Dolores"; David Crosby - "Sky Trails"

9/14/2017
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This week's guests: Russ Feingold, former Democratic Senator for Wisconsin and founder of the voting rights group “Legit Action”; Dolores Huerta, influential labor rights activist and star of the documentary "Dolores"; David Crosby, legendary singer-songwriter, member of Crosby, Stills & Nash.

Duration: 00:47:36


John Nichols - “Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse”; Dr. Robert Bullard on Next Steps for Houston after Hurricane Harvey; Sheriff Greg Champagne on the importance of Early Childhood Education; Judy Collins - "Cravings"

9/7/2017
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This week's guests: John Nichols, Journalist and author of “Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse; Dr. Robert Bullard, Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning & Environmental Policy at Texas Southern University; Sheriff Greg Champagne of the organization “Fight Crime: Invest in Kids”; Judy Collins singer-songwriter and author.

Duration: 00:47:31


Listen Again: Professor George Lakoff - The Science Behind Trump's Communication Success; Naomi Klein - “No Is Not Enough"; Regina King

8/29/2017
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This week's guests: Professor George Lakoff, noted cognitive scientist and author; Naomi Klein journalist and author of “No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need.” Regina King, Emmy Award-winning actress.

Duration: 00:47:16


John Lithgow - "Beatriz at Dinner"; Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah - “The Centennial Trilogy”

8/22/2017
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This week's guests: John Lithgow, actor, "Beatriz at Dinner"; Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah Grammy Award-winning jazz musician, "The Centennial Trilogy"

Duration: 00:47:23


Rebroadcast: Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's 'Beyond Vietnam Speech with Harry Belafonte, Reverend Dr. Otis Moss, Jr, Jeremy Scahill, Marc Lamont King, Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson and Rashad Robinson

8/16/2017
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This week's guests: Harry Belafonte, Hollywood legend and activist; Reverend Dr. Otis Moss, Jr, civil rights leader; Jeremy Scahill investigative journalist; Marc Lamont Hill, author and commentator; Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson of the ‘Highlander Research and Education Center’ and Rashad Robinson, ‘Color of Change'.

Sherman Alexie - "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me"; Ron Suskind & Owen Suskind - "Life, Animated"; Siedah Garrett - "G.H.E.T.T.O"

8/10/2017
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This week's guests: Sherman Alexie, award-winning author of "You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me"; Ron Suskind, author and Owen Suskind star of “Life, Animated”; Siedah Garrett, Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter.

Duration: 00:48:16


Cheech Marin - " Cheech Is Not My Real Name: …But Don’t Call Me Chong"; Amma Asante - "A United Kingdom"; Arlo Guthrie

7/15/2017
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Richard "Cheech" Marin, Comedian and Actor; Amma Asante, award-winning film director; Arlo Guthrie, musician

Duration: 00:47:50


Rebroadcast - Allan Lichtman - "The Case for Impeachment"; Bill Moyers - "Rikers: An American Jail"; Rhiannon Giddens - "Freedom Highway"

7/14/2017
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This week's guests: Allan Lichtman, Distinguished Professor of History at American University and author of “The Case for Impeachment”; Bill Moyers, Broadcast journalist on “Rikers: An American Jail; Rhiannon Giddens, musician ("Freedom Highway")

Duration: 00:47:35

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