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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

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


Professor George Lakoff - The Science Behind Trump's Communication Success; Naomi Klein - “No Is Not Enough"; Leslie Michelson - “The Patient’s Playbook"; Regina King

7/13/2017
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Professor George Lakoff, cognitive scientist; Naomi Klein, journalist and author of “No Is Not Enough"; Leslie Michelson, author, “The Patient’s Playbook"; Regina King, Emmy Award-winning actress.

Duration: 00:47:21


Re-broadcast: Amy Goodman - The FBI Controversy and the Trump Administration’s Impact on Grassroots Movements; Dr. Keith Black - How an Eye Test May Help in the Fight Against Alzheimer's; Faith Evans - "The King & I"

7/5/2017
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This week's guests: Amy Goodman, host of the award-winning news program “Democracy Now!”; Dr. Keith Black, ground breaking neurosurgeon ; Faith Evans, singer.

Duration: 00:48:03


Re-broadcast: Reflections on the LA Uprising with Gil Garcetti, Congresswoman Karen Bass, Michael Woo and John Mack; Gary Younge - "Another Day in the Death of America"; Julian Lennon - "Touch the Earth"

6/29/2017
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This week's guests: John Mack, former President of the LA Urban League and Police Commission; Michael Woo, former LA city councilman; Gil Garcetti, former LA District Attorney; Congresswoman Karen Bass; Gary Younge, award-winning journalist; Julian Lennon, singer and author.

Duration: 00:47:48


Peter Bergen - "United States of Jihad"; Dr Anandhi Narasimhan - Identifying and Treating Childhood Depression; Sherman Alexie - "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me"

6/22/2017
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This week's guests: Peter Bergen, author, “United States of Jihad: Who Are America’s Homegrown Terrorists and How Do We Stop Them?"; ’Dr. Anandhi Narasimhan, Psychiatrist; Sherman Alexie, award-winning writer and poet, "You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me".

Duration: 00:46:21


Barbara Boxer - Senate Hearings and "The Art of Tough"; John Lithgow - "Beatriz at Dinner"' Siedah Garrett - "G.H.E.T.T.O"

6/15/2017
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Barbara Boxer, former Democratic Senator (D-Ca) and author of the book “The Art of Tough: Fearlessly Facing Politics and Life”; John Lithgow, award-winning actor and star of “Beatriz at Dinner”; Siedah Garrett, Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter

Duration: 00:48:12


Rebroadcast: John Dean on President Trump's Unconventional Politics; Rhea Seehorn - "Better Call Saul"; John Ridley - "Let It Fall: LA 1982 - 1992"

6/8/2017
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This week's guests: John Dean, former Counsel to President Richard Nixon; Rhea Seehorn, actress (‘Better Call Saul’); John Ridley, award-winning writer, producer and director

Duration: 00:48:12


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

5/25/2017
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This week's guests: Allan Lichtman, Distinguished Professor of History at American University and author; Bill Moyers, award-winning broadcast journalist; Rhiannon Giddens - singer/songwriter

Duration: 00:48:02


Amy Goodman - The FBI Controversy and the Trump Administration’s Impact on Grassroots Movements; Dr. Keith Black - How an Eye Test May Help in the Fight Against Alzheimer's; Faith Evans - "The King & I"

5/18/2017
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This week's guests: Amy Goodman, host of the award-winning news program “Democracy Now!”; Dr. Keith Black, neurosurgeon; Faith Evans, singer

Duration: 00:48:14


Rebroadcast: Ari Berman on Healthcare, Supreme Court and Voting Rights; Dr. Gail Saltz - "The Power of Different"; Bob Newhart; Michael Bolton - "Songs of Cinema"

5/11/2017
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This week's guests: Ari Berman, Senior contributing writer for The Nation magazine; Dr. Gail Saltz, author, Bob Newhart, comedian, Michael Bolton, award-winning singer and songwriter.

Duration: 00:46:48


REBROADCAST: David Frum - "How to Build an Autocracy"; Dr. Karen Smith on the Nation's Health Disparities; Jordan Peele - "Get Out"; Classical Violinist Nicola Benedetti

5/4/2017
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This week's guests: David Frum, former speechwriter for George W. Bush and Senior Editor for ‘The Atlantic’; ’Dr. Karen Smith, Director of the California Department of Public Health; Jordan Peele. Director; Nicola Benedetti, Classical violinist

Duration: 00:47:13


Reflections on the LA Uprising with Gil Garcetti, Congresswoman Karen Bass, Michael Woo and John Mack; Gary Younge - "Another Day in the Death of America"; Felicity Huffman - "American Crime"

4/27/2017
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This week's guests: John Mack, former President of the LA Urban League and Police Commission; Michael Woo, former LA city councilman; Gil Garcetti, former LA District Attorney; Congresswoman Karen Bass, Politician; Gary Younge, author and editor-at-large of The Guardian newspaper; Felicity Huffman, actress.

Duration: 00:47:47

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