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March 24th, 2011

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 [...]

March 23rd, 2011

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 [...]

March 19th, 2011

While Japan continues to battle the devastation wrought by the recent earthquake and tsunami, concerned citizens abroad are doing what they can to help get Japan back on its feet. Within the country, meanwhile, donations of food, water and other essential supplies are coming from an unexpected source: the yakuza. According to a piece by [...]

March 9th, 2011

Rap artist Lupe Fiasco says he has no problem taking President Obama to task, even though it might not go over well with some of the fans of his music. “I respect him. And I love him as a brother,” says the Chicago native, whose long-awaited third album “Lasers” is out this week. “But there’s [...]

March 7th, 2011

Should the United States lead the way in imposing a no-fly zone over Libya? Libyan dissident and University of Texas political science department chair Mansour El-Kikhia says that if the U.S. doesn’t push for a no-fly zone, at the very least, it should give the Libyan people a chance to level the playing field by [...]

March 3rd, 2011

When Forest Whitaker appeared on the show recently, he addressed a piece in the The New York Times entitled “Hollywood’s Whiteout,” about the absence of Black artists in the 2011 Oscar nominee class. Whitaker admitted that while there was a “paradigm shift” in the industry where Blacks are concerned, African Americans are by no means [...]

March 1st, 2011

Legendary singer/songwriter Smokey Robinson, who sits down with Tavis tonight, discusses his recovery from a more than two-year drug addiction. The Motown great also shares the advice that he offered his “little brother” El DeBarge, who, after an amazing musical comeback, recently returned to rehab for his own addiction. “Unless you get your spiritual self [...]

February 28th, 2011

If you watched the Academy Awards Sunday night, then you likely heard Inside Job director Charles Ferguson’s acceptance speech after his film won for best documentary. Ferguson’s acceptance speech began this way: “Forgive me, I must start by pointing out that three years after our horrific financial crisis caused by massive fraud, not a single [...]

February 23rd, 2011

In this Web-exclusive video, Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), discusses the future of the teaching profession in Wisconsin and beyond as it relates to ongoing protests in that state. “What we’re seeing is the result of commitments that were made over many, many decades that can’t be afforded in a lot of states,” Sen. Bennet says. [...]

February 22nd, 2011

In this Web-exclusive clip, Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker addresses a recent piece in The New York Times entitled “Hollywood’s Whiteout,” about the absence of Black artists in the 2011 Oscar nominee class. The article states: The consolidation of a black presence in the movies and television did not signal the arrival of a postracial [...]

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