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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

Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash Air date: 04-15-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365224849/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Cash explains why her latest effort, "The River & The Thread," is a marked departure from her earlier work. /episodes/get/12440 /episode/12440 Tavis Smiley: Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash /episode-player/12440
Filmmaker Ken Burns Air date: 04-14-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365223713/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false One of the most acclaimed documentarians in the business, Burns discusses his latest film, which unlocks the importance of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. /episodes/get/12441 /episode/12441 Tavis Smiley: Filmmaker Ken Burns /episode-player/12441
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
Actor Frank Langella Air date: 04-09-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365219812/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The Tony-winning thespian shares his thoughts on his latest film, the drama, "Draft Day." /episodes/get/12420 /episode/12420 Tavis Smiley: Actor Frank Langella /episode-player/12420
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
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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
'Vision for a New America' panel discussion - Part 1
In part 1 of our special four-night series, 'Vision for a New America,' Tavis moderates a panel of opinion-makers focusing on the crippling issue of poverty in America.
Air date: 01/22/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2328171830/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In part 1 of our special four-night series, 'Vision for a New America,' Tavis moderates a panel of opinion-makers focusing on the crippling issue of poverty in America. /episodes/get/6762 /episode/6762 Tavis Smiley: 'Vision for a New America' panel discussion - Part 1 /episode-player/6762
'Vision for a New America' panel discussion - Part 2
The 'Vision for a New America' panel discussion continues with some of the country's most prominent thinkers and advocates addressing the notion of making poor people a priority in America.
Air date: 01/23/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2329020113/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The 'Vision for a New America' panel discussion continues with some of the country's most prominent thinkers and advocates addressing the notion of making poor people a priority in America. /episodes/get/6763 /episode/6763 Tavis Smiley: 'Vision for a New America' panel discussion - Part 2 /episode-player/6763
'Vision for a New America' panel discussion - Part 3
We continue our broadcast of a special event from Washington, "Vision for a New America: A Future Without Poverty"?a conversation about one of the most important, but often-forgotten issues of our time.
Air date: 01/24/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2329246677/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false We continue our broadcast of a special event from Washington, "Vision for a New America: A Future Without Poverty"?a conversation about one of the most important, but often-forgotten issues of our time. /episodes/get/6764 /episode/6764 Tavis Smiley: 'Vision for a New America' panel discussion - Part 3 /episode-player/6764
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