The first-time filmmaker, whose debut film—the documentary-short The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement—has garnered an Academy Award nod, shares the powerful story of her project’s subject, James Armstrong.
The veteran civil rights attorney, out with her memoir, Power Concedes Nothing, discusses why the poor have to make demands and hijack power.
The award-winning journalist, out with the new text The Time of Our Lives, discusses the end of the Iraq War and the future of public service in the U.S.
In part 1 of a two-part conversation, the pioneering singer, actor, activist and author of My Song: A Memoir discusses McCarthyism, Communism and the price he pays for being a man of conscience.
The Tony- and Emmy-winning singer, actor, activist and author of the memoir My Song continues his conversation with Tavis and discusses faith, spirituality, war and peace.
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.”
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.
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.
Tavis continues his conversations with some of Dr. King’s friends and with scholars who study his legacy.
This installment of the primetime special Tavis Smiley Reports examines the forgotten agenda of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.