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Tavis Smiley

Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley features a unique mix of news and pop culture to create a thought-provoking and entertaining program. A hybrid of news, issues and entertainment, it features interviews with artists, activists, news makers, politicians and everyday people.

Latest Episodes

Drummer-composer Stewart Copeland Air date: 04-11-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365222124/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The renowned rocker—who describes himself as the progeny in equal measure of Stravinsky and Hendrix—imparts his unique wisdom on resisting pigeonholing. /episodes/get/12392 /episode/12392 Tavis Smiley: Drummer-composer Stewart Copeland /episode-player/12392
Singer-songwriter David Crosby Air date: 04-08-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365218945/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer describes the effort behind his first solo album in 20 years, "Croz." /episodes/get/12393 /episode/12393 Tavis Smiley: Singer-songwriter David Crosby /episode-player/12393
Hotel manager-turned-hero Paul Rusesabagina Air date: 04-03-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365215096/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The real-life hero of "Hotel Rwanda" reflects on his experience, 20 years ago, during one of the worst mass slaughters in modern history. /episodes/get/12317 /episode/12317 Tavis Smiley: Hotel manager-turned-hero Paul Rusesabagina /episode-player/12317
Writer Clay Risen Air date: 04-02-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365214064/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The acclaimed author unpacks his text on the single most important piece of legislation passed by Congress in American history—the Civil Rights Act of 1964. /episodes/get/12318 /episode/12318 Tavis Smiley: Writer Clay Risen /episode-player/12318
Human trafficking survivor-activist Shyima Hall Air date: 03-27-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365210010/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Now a U.S. citizen, the former child slave opens up about her harrowing real-life story, as detailed in her book, "Hidden Girl," and her subsequent life in the U.S. /episodes/get/12246 /episode/12246 Tavis Smiley: Human trafficking survivor-activist Shyima Hall /episode-player/12246
Comedian-actor Tim Conway Air date: 03-21-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365205813/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Long regarded as one of the funniest comedians around, Conway recounts stories from his inspiring memoir, "What's So Funny?" /episodes/get/12176 /episode/12176 Tavis Smiley: Comedian-actor Tim Conway /episode-player/12176
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Singer-songwriter Prince: January 15th, 2013
We look back at memorable appearances by the musician described by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a "force of nature."
Air date: 01/15/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2326048532/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false We look back at memorable appearances by the musician described by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a "force of nature." /episodes/get/8987 /episode/8987 Tavis Smiley: Singer-songwriter Prince: January 15th, 2013 /episode-player/8987
Nobel laureate Leymah Gbowee
Our 10th anniversary week continues with the Liberian peace advocate, days before she was named a recipient of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.
Air date: 01/16/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2326199833/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Our 10th anniversary week continues with the Liberian peace advocate, days before she was named a recipient of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. /episodes/get/8986 /episode/8986 Tavis Smiley: Nobel laureate Leymah Gbowee /episode-player/8986
Civil rights activist Coretta Scott King
A noted activist in her own right, Mrs. King sat with us a year before she passed away to discuss the enduring legacy of her husband, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Air date: 01/16/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2326350681/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false A noted activist in her own right, Mrs. King sat with us a year before she passed away to discuss the enduring legacy of her husband, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. /episodes/get/8985 /episode/8985 Tavis Smiley: Civil rights activist Coretta Scott King /episode-player/8985
Singer-songwriter James Taylor
The Rock and Rock Hall of Famer reflects on the rough period of his addiction and the reason he doesn't like to listen to himself on the radio.
Air date: 01/17/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2326289113/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The Rock and Rock Hall of Famer reflects on the rough period of his addiction and the reason he doesn't like to listen to himself on the radio. /episodes/get/8984 /episode/8984 Tavis Smiley: Singer-songwriter James Taylor /episode-player/8984
Historian Clayborne Carson
On King Day 2013 and the day of President Obama's second inaugural, the man hand-picked by Mrs. King to edit and publish her husband's papers shares stories from his new book, 'Martin's Dream.'
Air date: 01/21/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2327257788/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false On King Day 2013 and the day of President Obama's second inaugural, the man hand-picked by Mrs. King to edit and publish her husband's papers shares stories from his new book, 'Martin's Dream.' /episodes/get/8983 /episode/8983 Tavis Smiley: Historian Clayborne Carson /episode-player/8983
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