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

Norm Stamper, Stanley Aronowitz, and Remembering Birmingham

Former Seattle police chief Norm Stamper explains why he now speaks out against drones, stop-and-frisk, and the war on drugs; West speaks with one of his mentors, CUNY Graduate Center professor Stanley Aronowitz; and Birmingham terrorism victim Carolyn McKinstry recalls the tragic day when Christian extremists from the KKK killed four little girls.

Wayne Shorter

Legendary saxman and composer Wayne Shorter celebrates his 80th birthday and a new collaboration with Esperanza Spalding. Plus, Smiley and West lay out why a U.S.-led attack on Syria would be illegal and immoral, and West is taken to task for his comments about Al Sharpton and Michael Eric Dyson during last week's program.

Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker

Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker reflects on his time as the SCLC chief of staff and chief minister at Harlem's Canaan Baptist Church, Smiley and West look back on an eventful week and forward to the possible invasion of Syria, and West is taken to task by a Twitter follower from Toronto for his comments about the political prisoner Chelsea Manning.

March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Smiley and West reflect on the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom with those who were there including Congressman John Lewis, the late Dorothy Height, Clarence B. Jones, Peter Yarrow and Noel

The Oratorical Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

In celebration of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom 50 years ago this month, Smiley and West reflect on a curated selection of speeches and sermons by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Salute to our Sisters

Highlights of Smiley and West's conversations with Code Pink activist Medea Benjamin, Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis, trailblazing leader Cecilia Fire Thunder, author bell hooks, Sister Helen Prejean, and environmental crusader Erin Brockovich.