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.

Major funding for TAVIS SMILEY is provided by Wal-Mart and PBS.

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Episodes 1228

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Tavis Smiley

2017 Oscar Preview

We revisit highlights of conversations with the "Class of 2016" Academy Award nominees.

23:54

2017 Oscar Preview

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Tavis Smiley

Authors Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin

Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin are transforming family tragedy into social change.

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Authors Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin

23:52

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Tavis Smiley

Architect Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry is a Pritzker Prize-winning architect.

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Architect Frank Gehry

24:03

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Tavis Smiley

Consumer Advocate Ralph Nader

Consumer advocate, Ralph Nader has been cited as an influential figure in American history

23:47

Consumer Advocate Ralph Nader

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Clips 551

Video thumbnail: Tavis Smiley Dir., CA Dept. of Public Health, Dr. Karen Smith

Tavis Smiley

Dir., CA Dept. of Public Health, Dr. Karen Smith

Dr. Karen Smith is a physician specializing in infectious disease and public health. 

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Dir., CA Dept. of Public Health, Dr. Karen Smith

10:52

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Tavis Smiley

Director Amma Asante

Amma Asante is a writer/director. Her current project is current project A United Kingdom.

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Director Amma Asante

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Tavis Smiley

Author Ron Suskind: Owen Suskind

Author Ron Suskind's bestseller, chronicles his journey connecting to their autistic son

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Author Ron Suskind: Owen Suskind

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Tavis Smiley

Author Trita Parsi

Trita Parsi is founder and president of the National Iranian American Council

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Author Trita Parsi

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Tavis Smiley

Adam Winkler & Melissa Murray

Adam Winkler is a UCLA professor; Melissa Murray is Interim Dean at Berkeley Law School

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Adam Winkler & Melissa Murray

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Tavis Smiley

Comedian Margaret Cho

Comedian Margaret Cho is a provocateur of stand up & an accomplished performer

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Comedian Margaret Cho

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Tavis Smiley

Author Miko Peled

Miko Peled is an outspoken human rights and Palestinian rights activist.

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Author Miko Peled

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Tavis Smiley

Senior Rabbi Steve Leder

Rabbi Steve Leder is the Senior Rabbi of Wilshire Boulevard Temple.

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Senior Rabbi Steve Leder

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Previews 7

Video thumbnail: Tavis Smiley Education Under Arrest - Preview

Tavis Smiley

Education Under Arrest - Preview

Premieres Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.

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Education Under Arrest - Preview

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Tavis Smiley

"Education Under Arrest" Promo

Tavis presents a narrative of the frontlines of reform in juvenile justice.

1:59

"Education Under Arrest" Promo

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Video thumbnail: Tavis Smiley Too Important to Fail - Preview

Tavis Smiley

Too Important to Fail - Preview

Premieres Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.

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Too Important to Fail - Preview

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Video thumbnail: Tavis Smiley Tavis Smiley Reports Preview

Tavis Smiley

Tavis Smiley Reports Preview

Tavis previews next week's primetime special:TavisSmileyReports, "Too Important to Fail."

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Tavis Smiley Reports Preview

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