The Tavis Smiley Show The Tavis Smiley Show 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.
The Tavis Smiley Show

The Tavis Smiley Show

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The Tavis Smiley Show 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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Listen Again: Susan Burton - "Becoming Ms. Burton"; Sherman Alexie - "You Don't Have to Sa...

This week's guests: Susan Burton, Founder and Executive Director of the organization "A New Way of Life" and author ("Becoming Ms. Burton); Sherman Alexie, award-winning writer ("You Don't Have to Say You Love Me".)

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Listen Again: John Lithgow - "Beatriz at Dinner"; Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah - "The Cen...

This week's guests: John Lithgow, award-winning actor; Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah - jazz musician

Listen Again: John Lithgow - "Beatriz at Dinner"; Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah - "The Cen...

Stephen Burd on Income Inequality and Higher Education; Khary Lazarre-White - "Passage"; P...

This week's guests: Stephen Burd, Senior Policy Analyst with "New America"; Paula Poundstone, comedian and author of "The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness." Sampha, singer-songwriter "Process"

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Dan Rather - "What Unites Us"; Brandon Busteed - Political Divides in Higher Education; Li...

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")

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Democratic Alabama Senate Candidate Doug Jones; Maria Shriver – Eradicating Alzheimer's Di...

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"

Democratic Alabama Senate Candidate Doug Jones; Maria Shriver – Eradicating Alzheimer's Di...

Listen Again: Senator Bernie Sanders on Healthcare and Book "Bernie Sanders Guide to Polit...

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".

Listen Again: Senator Bernie Sanders on Healthcare and Book "Bernie Sanders Guide to Polit...

Listen Again: Alabama Senate Candidate Doug Jones on His Campaign Against Roy Moore; Journ...

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.

Listen Again: Alabama Senate Candidate Doug Jones on His Campaign Against Roy Moore; Journ...

Trita Parsi on Trump, Diplomacy and "Losing an Enemy"; Sarah van Gelder – "The Revolution ...

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."

Trita Parsi on Trump, Diplomacy and "Losing an Enemy"; Sarah van Gelder – "The Revolution ...

Journalist Nick Turse - US Military Operations in Africa; Rabbi Steve Leder – "More Beauti...

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.

Journalist Nick Turse - US Military Operations in Africa; Rabbi Steve Leder – "More Beauti...

Sasha Polakow-Suransky - "Go Back to Where You Came From"; Gretchen Carlson - "Be Fierce";...

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.

Sasha Polakow-Suransky - "Go Back to Where You Came From"; Gretchen Carlson - "Be Fierce";...

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