This companion e-book to the Tavis Smiley Reports primetime special picks up where the broadcast ends in examining an undeclared crisis in America.
Did somebody say something about Tavis getting some much-needed rest? Not so fast. During his annual production hiatus, he continued his Foundation’s annual Leadership Institute and is kicking off a national Poverty Tour to raise awareness about the plight of the poor. But, our Web site staff did manage to track him down for a few summer reading recommendations.
“The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
How do you write about the sex lives of past presidents without being salacious? If you’re controversial publisher Larry Flynt, you co-write a book with history professor David Eisenbach and call it One Nation Under Sex. “I knew nobody would want to read a history book written by a pornographer, so I was just covering [...]
Since being sentenced in 2009 to 150 years in prison, we haven’t heard all that much from Bernard Madoff, the man behind the biggest Ponzi scheme in history. Recently, a couple of Financial Times staffers, David Gelles and Gillian Tett, went down to visit him in prison. They spoke with Madoff for two hours — [...]
Most know award-winning veteran talk show host Larry King from his signature CNN program. He’s also a very funny guy. Even though King turns the tables on Tavis by asking the questions in a two-part conversation airing this week, Tavis couldn’t resist moving back into his usual role, if only for a moment. Watch this [...]
Former D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee, sits down with Tavis tonight to discuss the state of education in the country and to respond to a USA Today investigation that questions the integrity of standardized test scores at D.C. schools under her watch. “We followed all of the right protocols,” Rhee says via satellite from D.C. [...]
I was on a transatlantic flight recently, taking advantage of the downtime to catch up on the movies I’d missed in theaters, when I caught Waiting for Superman, a documentary about American public schools, and without a doubt the most frightening movie I saw last year. It was also the most heartbreaking, and, in the [...]
Foreign policy expert Richard Haass talks to Tavis tonight about the role of the United States in the Libyan conflict. “I believe we made a mistake by escalating our goals,” says the President of the Council on Foreign Relations. “Very quickly we took diplomacy off the board. We were left then with either sanctions… or [...]
Twitter turned five this week, and co-founder Biz Stone sat down with Tavis to discuss the ups and downs of the microblogging site. I wish we could have predicted it,” says Stone in the clip below and on the show tonight. “Because we weren’t ready for the growth.” The growth that Stone is referring to [...]