The Tavis Smiley Show

The Tavis Smiley Show is a high-energy exchange of views, information, and insight hosted by Tavis Smiley with guests from diverse points of view.

Recent Episodes

Noam Chomsky: The Final Smiley & West

M.I.T. professor emeritus Noam Chomsky reflects on eight decades of struggle. Plus, Smiley and West share highlights from their favorite conversations and say goodbye.

Jeffrey Stout

Princeton religion professor Jeffrey Stout highlights the success stories in the struggle for justice, as laid out in his latest text, "Blessed Are the Organized: Grassroots Democracy in America". Plus, Smiley and West look back on the unproductive year in Washington and a listener from Florida takes them to task for making him depressed.

Arundhati Roy and Randall Robinson

Arundhati Roy, author of the new text "Capitalism: A Ghost Story", has an update from the front lines of the world's biggest democracy, India. Plus, TransAfrica founder Randall Robinson reflects on his friendship with Nelson Mandela, and a listener from Virginia has a Biblical response to West's comments on same-sex marriage.

Remembering Nelson Mandela

Smiley and West reflect on the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela with former Congressman Ron Dellums, current Congresswoman Maxine Waters, and actress Alfre Woodard, co-founder of Artists for a New South Africa.

Andrew Young and Remembering Fred Hampton

Ambassador Andrew Young, former congressman and Atlanta mayor, reflects on his role in the civil rights movement and friendship with Martin Luther King Jr. Plus, in commemoration of the assassination of Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton 44 years ago this week, Hampton family lawyer Jeffrey Haas and B.P.P. founders Bobby Seale and Ericka Huggins.

Dr. David Satcher

Dr. David Satcher, former surgeon general, offers his diagnosis of Obamacare and solutions for fighting youth violence. Plus, Smiley and West reflect on the murder of Renisha McBride, Tim Geithner's move to Wall Street, and the 2016 chances of possible presidential candidates Paul Ryan and Bernie Sanders.