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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

Comedian-filmmaker Mel Brooks – Part 2 Air date: 05-16-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365247360/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The filmmaking legend has stories to tell and recounts a few in the conclusion of his two-part conversation. /episodes/get/12764 /episode/12764 Tavis Smiley: Comedian-filmmaker Mel Brooks – Part 2 /episode-player/12764
Comedian-filmmaker Mel Brooks – Part 1 Air date: 05-15-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365247359/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Brooks reflects on his career and shares his thoughts on his classic Western spoof, "Blazing Saddles," 40 years later. /episodes/get/12765 /episode/12765 Tavis Smiley: Comedian-filmmaker Mel Brooks – Part 1 /episode-player/12765
Director-writer Amma Asante Air date: 05-09-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365244116/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The British filmmaker discusses the kinds of films she likes to make and the buzz around her recently released feature, "Belle." /episodes/get/12730 /episode/12730 Tavis Smiley: Director-writer Amma Asante /episode-player/12730
Actress-author-activist Marlo Thomas Air date: 05-06-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365240891/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The four-time Emmy winner unpacks her latest text, "It Ain't Over… Till It's Over," about inspirational women who've reinvented themselves. /episodes/get/12635 /episode/12635 Tavis Smiley: Actress-author-activist Marlo Thomas /episode-player/12635
Comic duo Cheech Marin & Tommy Chong Air date: 05-02-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365238629/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The Grammy winners discuss their counter-culture history and reuniting for new projects. /episodes/get/12613 /episode/12613 Tavis Smiley: Comic duo Cheech Marin & Tommy Chong /episode-player/12613
'GMA' anchor Robin Roberts Air date: 04-30-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365236480/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The veteran broadcaster recounts lessons learned from her incredible journey, as told in her memoir, "Everybody's Got Something." /episodes/get/12614 /episode/12614 Tavis Smiley: 'GMA' anchor Robin Roberts /episode-player/12614
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Sen.Bernie Sanders
Vermont?s independent senator weighs in on what he feels are the important issues for the new Congressional session.
Air date: 02/04/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2332647491/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Vermont?s independent senator weighs in on what he feels are the important issues for the new Congressional session. /episodes/get/8976 /episode/8976 Tavis Smiley: Sen.Bernie Sanders /episode-player/8976
Writer Amy Wilentz
Wilentz, who?s written several books on Haiti, explains why she returns to the subject in her latest text, 'Farewell, Fred Voodoo.'
Air date: 02/05/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2332693735/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Wilentz, who?s written several books on Haiti, explains why she returns to the subject in her latest text, 'Farewell, Fred Voodoo.' /episodes/get/8975 /episode/8975 Tavis Smiley: Writer Amy Wilentz /episode-player/8975
Actor-director-producer Tony Goldwyn
The co-star of 'Scandal,' the NAACP Image Award winner for best drama series, reflects on balancing his work in front of and behind the cameras.
Air date: 02/06/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2332739803/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The co-star of 'Scandal,' the NAACP Image Award winner for best drama series, reflects on balancing his work in front of and behind the cameras. /episodes/get/6828 /episode/6828 Tavis Smiley: Actor-director-producer Tony Goldwyn /episode-player/6828
Jeffrey Osborne
The platinum-selling vocalist discusses why it took 8 years to release his new CD, "A Time for Love."
Air date: 02/07/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2333171766/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The platinum-selling vocalist discusses why it took 8 years to release his new CD, "A Time for Love." /episodes/get/8974 /episode/8974 Tavis Smiley: Jeffrey Osborne /episode-player/8974
Writer-director David O. Russell
The Oscar-nominated writer-director comments on the accolades his film, 'Silver Linings Playbook,' has garnered this awards season.
Air date: 02/09/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2333328889/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The Oscar-nominated writer-director comments on the accolades his film, 'Silver Linings Playbook,' has garnered this awards season. /episodes/get/8973 /episode/8973 Tavis Smiley: Writer-director David O. Russell /episode-player/8973
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