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Today, Tavis Smiley of Tavis Talks and his new radio network is the main agenda. Tavis Smiley or his radio networks hosts or main guests may also be on the broadcast. We will also cover the latest red hot topics from Kentucky, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Tennessee, the rest of the United States and internationally.
Radio show host. Television show host. Bestselling author. Entrepreneur. Tavis Smiley is a man who literally is seen and heard around the world. He makes his first appearance on Conversations LIVE to talk with host Cyrus Webb about his passion for life, his success and what keeps him focused.
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From his celebrated conversations with world figures, to his work to inspire the next generation of leaders, as a broadcaster, author, advocate and philanthropist, Tavis Smiley continues to be an outstanding voice for change. Smiley is currently the host of the late night television talk show Tavis Smiley on PBS and The Tavis Smiley Show from Public Radio International (PRI).
In addition to his radio and television work, Smiley has authored fourteen books. His memoir, What I Know for Sure: My Story of Growing Up in America, became a New York Times best seller, and the book he edited, Covenant with Black America, became the first nonfiction book by a Black-owned publisher to reach #1 on The New York Times' best-sellers list.
His latest book, Accountable: Making America As Good As Its Promise, examines hard-hitting truths about the issues our country faces and addresses how our political leaders, corporations and, finally, American citizens themselves can enforce accountability and effect change.
TIME magazine honored Smiley in 2009 as one of "The World's 100 Most Influential People." The annual TIME 100 list profiles men and women whose power, talent or moral example has made a significant difference in the world.
On Wednesday, December 12, 2012, Living Be Design welcomes Tavis for a candid conversation about life transformation. Don't miss this emPOWERing show!
Sunday, November 23, 8 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds brings you A Conversation with Tavis Smiley, celebrated talk show host, author, philanthropist and Dancing With The Stars Contestant.
Tavis Smiley is the host of the late-night television talk show Tavis Smiley on PBS, as well as The Tavis Smiley Show from Public Radio International. He has authored or coauthored sixteen books, including WHAT I KNOW FOR SURE: MY STORY OF GROWING UP IN AMERICAN and THE RICH AND THE REST OF US: A POVERTY MANIFESTO, both of which were New York Times bestsellers.
Smiley is the founder of the nonprofit Tavis Smiley Foundation, which recently announced a #3 million, four-year campaign called “ENDING POVERTY: AMERICA’S SILENT SPACES. In 2009, Time magazine named Smiley to its list of “The World’s 100 Most Influential People.” In April 2014, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored him with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In his new book DEATH OF KING, THE REAL STORY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.’S FINAL YEAR, Smiley paints a powerful portrait of a leader and a visionary, casting an exceptional glimpse into King’s life, adding a new, nuanced view of Dr. King’s legacy as an American hero.
A CONVERSATION with Tavis Smiley on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Sunday, November 23, 8 pm ET. Listen online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Tune in Monday, June 3 as Stacey Brewer of H. Blu's Word speaks on Tavis Smiley and his latest accusation against the Obama Administration.
Tavis Smiley claims, the Obama Administration is responsible for him losing sponsorships for his PBS talk show.
Stacey will also discuss many of Tavis Smiley's own critics, from Tom Joyner to Steve Harvey.
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Tavis Smiley’s 20+ Years in Broadcasting
In 1991, Tavis Smiley made his broadcast debut with Just a Thought, a one-minute “hot issues” commentary on KGFJ-AM/Los Angeles. Today, Tavis Smiley is the first and only American to simultaneously host signature talk shows on both public television (PBS) and public radio (NPR). In 2010, Smiley launched Tavis Smiley Reports, a series of primetime PBS specials that take him on the road to examine some of the country’s most defining moments. He has authored and edited 16 books, including New York Times best-sellers, one of which was published under his own imprint, SmileyBooks. In 2009, his alma mater, Indiana University, honored him by establishing The Tavis Smiley Atrium at its School of Public and Environmental Affairs. That same year, Smiley released STAND, his first documentary film, which he directed, co-wrote, and produced. In 2013, BlogTalkRadio launched their first personality channel, Tavis Smiley Network. Tavis has received numerous honorary doctorate degrees and TIME magazine has dubbed him one of the world’s 100 most influential people.