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Tavis Smiley on Obama and the Fight Against Poverty


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Tavis Smiley
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Tavis Smiley

When President Obama used Martin Luther King Jr.'s Bible at his second inaugural swearing-in, talk show host Tavis Smiley said he hoped the president would continue Dr. King's legacy by tackling poverty. Smiley is running a national anti-poverty campaign, along with professor and activist Cornel West. Smiley joins us to talk about his hopes for Obama's second term, why he is focusing on poverty in America and the backlash he's gotten for his campaign.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Tavis Smiley, host of "Tavis Smiley" on PBS as well as "The Tavis Smiley Show" and "Smiley and West" on PRI and author of "Fail Up: 20 Lessons on Building Success From Failure"

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