The Tavis Smiley Show

Sat, 06/13/2009 - 3:00pm
Credit: Kevin Foley
AM1370 is pleased to bring its listeners The Tavis Smiley Show from Public Radio International. A high-energy exchange of views, information, and insight hosted by the incomparable Tavis Smiley, the weekly two-hour show airs Saturdays at 3 p.m. on AM 1370/HD91.5-2.

The Tavis Smiley Show is a high-energy exchange of views, information, and insight hosted by Tavis Smiley. The two-hour weekly show offers a unique blend of news and newsmakers in expanded conversations, along with feature reports and regular commentators Cornel West, Connie Rice, J.C. Watts, Omar Wasow, Dr. Ian Smith, Kimberle Williams Crenshaw, Michael Eric Dyson, Antonio Gonzalez and George Johnson. Each week, the host engages commentators and guests in substantive and provocative discussions on a wide range of topics including: politics, health, finance, sports, technology and pop culture. An insightful exploration of the issues that matter from fresh, diverse points of view is the show's hallmark.

Tavis Smiley is one of the nation's most prominent media personalities. He hosts PBS's Tavis Smiley, seen weekdays at 12:30 a.m. on WXXI-TV, and is a regular political commentator on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. Texas Southern University honored him with the opening of The Tavis Smiley School of Communications and The Tavis Smiley Center for Professional Media Studies, making him the youngest African American ever to be so honored.

Recipient of numerous honorary doctorates, including one from his alma mater, Indiana University, he established the Tavis Smiley Foundation "to enlighten, encourage, and empower black youth." He has authored eight books — including The Unfinished Agenda of Brown v. Board of Education, Keeping the Faith, and On Air: The Best of Tavis Smiley — and has his own imprint (Smiley Books) with Hay House. He lives in Los Angeles.