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Tavis Smiley

Writer Robert Draper

Video duration: 24:36

The best-selling author explains the inspiration behind the title of his new book, Do Not Ask What Good We Do, comments on whether the media has an impact on Congress and shares his thoughts on this year's "freshman class" on Capitol Hill.

Episodes of Tavis Smiley1193

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Tavis Smiley

Comedian & author Kathy Griffin

Two-time Emmy and Grammy award-winning comedian Kathy Griffin

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Comedian & author Kathy Griffin

24:13

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Tavis Smiley

Actress Kathy Bates

Honored for her work, Kathy Bates is an undeniable force on stage, screen and television.

24:16

Actress Kathy Bates

24:16

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Tavis Smiley

Comedian & Host Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah is the host of the award-winning program The Daily Show on Comedy Central.

24:10

Comedian & Host Trevor Noah

24:10

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Tavis Smiley

Author & Activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz has been active in the international Indigenous movement for decades.

23:53

Author & Activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

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Clips of Tavis Smiley536

Video thumbnail: Tavis Smiley Author & Philosopher, Peter Singer

Tavis Smiley

Author & Philosopher, Peter Singer

Princeton professor Peter Singer has been described as a controversial modern thinker.

11:54

Author & Philosopher, Peter Singer

11:54

Video thumbnail: Tavis Smiley Comedian & Author Phoebe Robinson

Tavis Smiley

Comedian & Author Phoebe Robinson

Phoebe Robinson is a comedian, writer, actor, and co-host of “2 Dope Queens” 

12:24

Comedian & Author Phoebe Robinson

12:24

Video thumbnail: Tavis Smiley  Filmmakers Kenneth Braswell & Nzinga Braswell

Tavis Smiley

Filmmakers Kenneth Braswell & Nzinga Braswell

Kenneth Braswell producer of "A Queen's Discovery" a documentary featuring Nzinga Braswell

12:21

Filmmakers Kenneth Braswell & Nzinga Braswell

12:21

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Tavis Smiley

Actress & Director Meg Ryan

Meg Ryan’s comedic appeal was first recognized in "When Harry Met Sally."

11:38

Actress & Director Meg Ryan

11:38

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Tavis Smiley

Professor & Author Craig Wilder

Craig Steven Wilder is a historian and professor at MIT

11:13

Professor & Author Craig Wilder

11:13

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Tavis Smiley

Singer-songwriter Norah Jones

Norah Jones first emerged on the world stage with the 2002 release of "Come Away With Me."

11:34

Singer-songwriter Norah Jones

11:34

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Tavis Smiley

Actor Aaron Eckhart

The actor joins us to discuss his recent role in the boxing drama Bleed For This.

11:25

Actor Aaron Eckhart

11:25

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Tavis Smiley

Journalist & Veteran War Reporter David Wood

David Wood is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist with years of experience covering wars.

12:46

Journalist & Veteran War Reporter David Wood

12:46

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Previews of Tavis Smiley7

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.

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"Education Under Arrest" Promo

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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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