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.
This week's guests: Margaret Huang, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA; Cookie Johnson, author; Jamie Lee Curtis, actress and children's book author.
This week's guests: Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, former Presidential candidate and author; Dr. Robert Ross, President of The California Endowment; Ryan Speedo Green, Opera Singer
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.
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, 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.
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.