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Tavis Smiley Previous Broadcasts

Episode #2700

KQED World: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with actress Elizabeth Banks about her turn as film producer of her latest project, the feature film Pitch Perfect.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 29, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2699

KQED World: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with show business powerhouse Penny Marshall about life and career, as described in her humorous memoir, My Mother Was Nuts.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Channel 9: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2698

KQED World: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with The Washington Post's Managing Editor of online politics coverage Chris Cillizza about this year's election, and with life coach Iyanla Vanzant about her new TV show, "Iyanla, Fix My Life".

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Channel 9: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2697

KQED World: Tue, Sep 25, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with Grammy-winning artist Wyclef Jean about his candid memoir, Purpose: An Immigrant's Story, and his love for his native Haiti.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Channel 9: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 26, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2696

KQED World: Mon, Sep 24, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with best-selling author Salman Rushdie. The award-winning novelist recounts his experience in hiding due to a death threat, as detailed in his memoir, Joseph Anton.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Channel 9: Tue, Sep 25, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Sep 25, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 25, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 25, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2695

KQED World: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with actress-turned-children's books author Jamie Lee Curtis, who explains the premise of her 10th children's book, My Brave Year of Firsts.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Channel 9: Mon, Sep 24, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Mon, Sep 24, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Sep 24, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 22, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2694

KQED World: Thu, Sep 20, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with Richard Gere. The actor-activist talks about his latest film, the financial thriller Arbitrage, and his human rights work.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Channel 9: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2693

KQED World: Wed, Sep 19, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with Emmy-nominated actor Tony Danza, who recounts his experience as a high school English teacher, which he details in his text, I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had.

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

Episode #2692

KQED World: Tue, Sep 18, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with singer-songwriter Dwight Yoakam. The two-time Grammy winner talks about his latest project, "3 Pears" - his first new studio album in 7 years.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Sep 19, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 19, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 19, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2691

KQED World: Mon, Sep 17, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with Hedrick Smith. The Pulitzer Prize- and Emmy-winning journalist/producer talks about his text, Who Stole the American Dream?

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

Episode #2690Z

KQED World: Fri, Sep 14, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with actress Kyra Sedgwick. The star of The Closer discusses her career plans following the end of her Emmy-winning run on the TNT series.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Sep 17, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Sep 17, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 15, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2689Z

KQED World: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with Jonathan Demme. The Oscar-winning filmmaker explains the backstory of his projects with rock icon Neil Young and his post-Hurricane Katrina documentary, I Am Carolyn Parker.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Sep 14, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 14, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 14, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2688Z

KQED World: Wed, Sep 12, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with author Peter Edelman. The Georgetown law professor and longtime anti-poverty advocate discusses his text, So Rich, So Poor, and examines the high poverty rates in the US.

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

Episode #2687

KQED World: Tue, Sep 11, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell, who shares why he has yet to endorse anyone in the 2012 presidential race, explains his views on domestic policy and unemployment and details his book, It Worked for Me.

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

Episode #2686

KQED World: Mon, Sep 10, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with actor Keanu Reeves, who dissects the gains and losses of technological advances and industry shifts in filmmaking, which he details in the documentary, Side by Side.

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

Episode #2685

KQED World: Fri, Sep 7, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with Jeremy Irons. The Oscar-winning actor describes his latest film, The Words, the types of characters he likes to play and his ever-changing music endeavors.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Sep 10, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Sep 10, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Sep 8, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2684

KQED World: Thu, Sep 6, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with political theorist Benjamin Barber. The CivWorld president and president-founder of the Interdependence Movement reflects on the DNC, joblessness in America and the power held by undecided voters.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Sep 7, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 7, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2683

KQED World: Wed, Sep 5, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with Robert Reich. The former US Labor Secretary and Beyond Outrage author discusses the upcoming unemployment report and his sense of mistakes made by the past two presidential administrations.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Sep 6, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 6, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2682

KQED World: Tue, Sep 4, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with Arianna Huffington. From the DNC in Charlotte, the Huffington Post founder reflects on the RNC, the tone of the presidential campaign and how social media can help extend the scope of conversations on current issues. Plus, Tavis pays tribute to Oscar-nominated actor Michael Clarke Duncan, often called the "gentle giant."

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Sep 5, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 5, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2681

KQED World: Mon, Sep 3, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with musician Ry Cooper. The celebrated guitarist shares the inspiration behind his latest project, "Election Special," and assesses the future of sociopolitical music.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Sep 4, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Tue, Sep 4, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2680Z

KQED World: Sat, Sep 1, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Tavis talks with Emmy winner Kyra Sedgwick, star of the TNT series The Closer, about the show's conclusion after a 7-year run, Hollywood marriages and her new film, The Possession.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Sep 3, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
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