Tag: civil-rights
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Interview
Airdate: November 29, 2011

The author of No Fear: A Whistleblower’s Triumph Over Corruption and Retaliation at the EPA shares the story of what she calls “one of the darkest days at the EPA.”

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Interview
Airdate: November 2, 2011

The Democracy Now! co-host and co-author of News for All the People explains why Americans don’t have a free market in the media and tackles the racial politics of media ownership.

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Interview
Airdate: September 20, 2011

The actor, activist and co-producer of the documentary The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 discusses the impact of violence and non-violence on the African American struggle.

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Interview
Airdate: August 26, 2011

Tavis continues his conversations with some of Dr. King’s friends and with scholars who study his legacy.

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Interview
Airdate: August 25, 2011

This installment of the primetime special Tavis Smiley Reports examines the forgotten agenda of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Interview
Airdate: May 10, 2011

Civil rights activist Diane Nash—one of the people featured in the powerful American Experience documentary “Freedom Riders”—reflects on the 50th anniversary of the original group of volunteers who risked their lives to fight segregation in the Deep South.

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Interview
Airdate: April 14, 2011

Author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks describes the reaction to her book, which remains on the NYT best-seller list.

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Interview
Airdate: January 17, 2011

Speechwriter for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and author of Behind the Dream explains why Dr. King’s “Dream” speech served as a beacon light that revealed who King was.

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Interview
Airdate: December 23, 2010

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist discusses the legacy of the Great Migration of African Americans, which she writes about in her book The Warmth of Other Suns.

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Interview
Airdate: December 9, 2010

Tavis: Clarence B. Jones served as a longtime counsel and part-time speechwriter for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He is now a scholar in residence at Stanford’s MLK Research and Education Institute. His forthcoming text is called “Behind the Dream: The Making of the Speech that Transformed a Nation.” Clarence Jones, as always, good to [...]

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