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Tavis Smiley Previous Broadcasts

Episode #2657Z

KQED World: Tue, Jul 31, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

(repeat) Tavis talks with Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, who assesses the current state of the US economy, inequality and poverty in the country, as detailed in his text, The Price of Inequality. Tavis also chats with Oscar-winning singer-songwriter Glen Hansard, who shares his thoughts on the Tony-winning Broadway adaption of Once and discusses his first solo project, "Rhythm and Repose."

Episode #2656Z

KQED World: Mon, Jul 30, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

(repeat) Tavis talks with leading US heart health experts Drs. Steven Nissen and Marc Gillinov (The Cleveland Clinic). The authors of Heart 411 describe the burden heart disease places on America's healthcare system and ways heart health can be improved.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Jul 31, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 31, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 31, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2655Z

KQED World: Fri, Jul 27, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

(repeat) Tavis talks with writer and author of Friday Night Lights Buzz Bissinger. The Pulitzer Prize winner reveals poignant details about the family dynamic surrounding his mentally disabled son, as described in his memoir, Father's Day, and discusses life after Friday Night Lights.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Jul 30, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Jul 30, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 28, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2654Z

KQED World: Thu, Jul 26, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

(repeat) Tavis talks with The Office star Ed Helms. The actor-comedian-writer discusses the 3rd annual LA Bluegrass Situation, his role on The Office and whether there will be another season for the hit NBC sitcom.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Jul 27, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 27, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 27, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2653Z

KQED World: Wed, Jul 25, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

(repeat) Tavis talks with Carole King. The prolific singer-songwriter reflects on her past songs and the inspiration for her art, as described in her long-awaited memoir, A Natural Woman.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Jul 26, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 26, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 26, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2652Z

KQED World: Tue, Jul 24, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

(repeat) Tavis continues his conversation with Oscar winner Morgan Freeman. The actor and Through the Wormhole host weighs in on the presidential campaign and talks about his experiences working on The Dark Knight Rises.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Jul 25, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 25, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 25, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2651Z

KQED World: Mon, Jul 23, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

(repeat) Tavis talks with Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman, who explains why he never intends to write a memoir and discusses his acting influences and upcoming film, The Magic of Belle Isle.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Jul 24, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 24, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 24, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2650Z

KQED World: Fri, Jul 20, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis concludes his two-part conversation with famed postmodern architect Frank Gehry about his imprint on skylines around the world.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Jul 23, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Jul 23, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 21, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2649Z

KQED World: Thu, Jul 19, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

In the first of a two-part conversation, Tavis talks creativity and genius with world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, the man responsible for some of the most iconic buildings of our time.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Jul 20, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 20, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 20, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2648Z

KQED World: Wed, Jul 18, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with first-time actor Dwight Henry about his transition from businessman to actor, and his role in the critically acclaimed indie drama, Beasts of the Southern Wild.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 19, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 19, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2647Z

KQED World: Tue, Jul 17, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with comedian-actor Jimmie Walker about his controversial role on the hit sitcom Good Times and his popular catchphrase "Dy-no-mite!", which is also the title of his memoir.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Jul 18, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 18, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 18, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2646Z

KQED World: Mon, Jul 16, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with NCAA president Mark Emmert and gets an update on the world of college sports, including a discussion on the potential fallout from the investigation into the Penn State scandal.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 17, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 17, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2645Z

KQED World: Fri, Jul 13, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with chef Marcus Samuelsson about his acclaimed career and memoir, Yes Chef. The award-winner serves up a tell-all of his life: struggling with cultural identity, paving the way for diversity in the cooking world and making Harlem a hot spot for foodies.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Jul 16, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Jul 16, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 14, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2644Z

KQED World: Thu, Jul 12, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with Reuters editor-in-chief Paul Ingrassia about his book, Engines of Change: A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars. The Pulitzer Prize winner examines the synonym of Detroit and the auto industry, as detailed in Engines of Change, and weighs in on whether the US is doomed for a double-dip recession. Tavis also talks with Oscar-winning actress and activist Mira Sorvino about her new film, Union Square. She recounts the adrenaline rush of working on the indie film and explains how audiences can relate to it, and discusses her work to combat human trafficking.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Jul 13, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 13, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 13, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2643Z

KQED World: Wed, Jul 11, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis continues his conversation with musician-singer-songwriter Glenn Frey. In the final part of a two-night conversation, the six-time Grammy winner discusses how he's changed over the years and his interest in writing a memoir about his work with the Eagles.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Jul 12, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 12, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 12, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2642Z

KQED World: Tue, Jul 10, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Glenn Frey. The Eagles founding member reflects on the 40 years since the band got together and shares how and why he recorded his latest solo effort, "After Hours."

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Jul 11, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 11, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 11, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2641Z

KQED World: Mon, Jul 9, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with Washington Post associate editor Rajiv Chandrasekaran weighs in on the war in Afghanistan - which he writes about in his new text, Little America, and whether the US should continue to fund it. Tavis also talks with actor Elijah Wood, who discusses his transition from features to the small screen, including his role in the FX series Wilfred, and shares the downside of being involved with a major franchise.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Jul 10, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 10, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 10, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2640Z

KQED World: Fri, Jul 6, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with activist Erin Brockovich about environmental issues. She describes the water crisis in the US, her issues with the EPA and why she feels Americans live in a third world country - all of which are detailed in the documentary, Last Call at the Oasis.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Jul 9, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Jul 9, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 7, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2639Z

KQED World: Thu, Jul 5, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with R&B singer and O'Jays frontman Eddie Levert about his debut solo album "I Still Have It", and reflects on 50 years with the O'Jays, fatherhood and losing his sons.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Jul 6, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 6, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 6, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2638Z

KQED World: Wed, Jul 4, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with former US Secretary of State Colin Powell about his new book, It Worked for Me. The retired US Army general also shares why he has yet to endorse anyone in the 2012 presidential race, and explains his views on domestic policy and unemployment.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Jul 5, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 5, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jul 5, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2637Z

KQED World: Tue, Jul 3, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with comedians Cedric the Entertainer and Niecy Nash, stars of TV Land's new series The Soul Man. The husband-and-wife duo discusses how the show's plot parallels real life, whether they will push the envelope and their views on faith and religion.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Jul 4, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 4, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Jul 4, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2636Z

KQED World: Mon, Jul 2, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with Salon.com columnist Joan Walsh, who weighs in on the Supreme Court's healthcare ruling, explains her text, What's the Matter with White People?, and assesses the evolution of the race and class discussion. Tavis also pays tribute to the Oscar-nominated screenwriter and best-selling author, who recently lost her battle with leukemia.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Jul 3, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 3, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Tue, Jul 3, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2635Z

KQED 9: Mon, Jul 2, 2012 -- 2:30 PM

Tavis talks with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Jonathan Demme about his latest projects: the last of his trilogy on musician Neil Young and the post-Hurricane Katrina documentary, I Am Carolyn Parker.

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