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Tavis Smiley Previous Broadcasts

Episode #2723

KQED World: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with Harvard professor and sociologist Sarah Lawrence-Lightfoot about her new text, Exit: The Endings that Set Us Free, and with Grammy-winning Brazilian jazz singer-songwriter Luciana Souza, who discusses her two new projects: "The Book of Chet" and "Duos III."

Episode #2722

KQED World: Tue, Oct 30, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with Univision America Network radio show host Fernando Espuelas, and Grammy-nominated keyboardist Robert Glasper, who talks about the release of "The Remix" of his "Black Radio" project.

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

Episode #2721Z

KQED World: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with Politico's senior political writer Jonathan Martin, who assesses the state of the presidential race - one week out - and the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the campaign.

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

Episode #2720Z

KQED World: Fri, Oct 26, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with Salman Khan, founder of the online educational organization, Khan Academy. The education pioneer relates his vision for the future, as detailed in his text, The One World Schoolhouse.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 27, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2719

KQED World: Thu, Oct 25, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix about life since the London Games, including her advocacy for a number of issues, such as childhood obesity.

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

Episode #2718

KQED World: Wed, Oct 24, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with documentary Emmy-winning filmmaker Peter Nicks about his new documentary on healthcare in the US, The Waiting Room.

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

Episode #2717

KQED World: Tue, Oct 23, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with prolific and award-winning novelist T.C. Boyle. The inventive storyteller and English professor explains the premise of his new novel, San Miguel.

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

Episode #2716

KQED World: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with New York Times LA bureau chief Adam Nagourney. Following the final presidential debate, the veteran political journalist examines how the rest of the race for the White House might play out.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 23, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 23, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 23, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2715Z

KQED World: Fri, Oct 19, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with Emmy Award winner Michael Chiklis, star of the new series Vegas, who talks about his return to the small screen in the new crime drama.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 20, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2714Z

KQED World: Thu, Oct 18, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with comedian-actor D.L. Hughley about his latest projects. The veteran funnyman comments on bringing comedy to social commentary on the world.

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

Episode #2713

KQED World: Wed, Oct 17, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with noted physician and behavioral scientist Dr. Peter Ubel. The Duke University professor explains his groundbreaking work, detailed in the text, Critical Decisions.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 18, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Oct 18, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2712Z

KQED World: Tue, Oct 16, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with the author of The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame, politics professor Peter Dreier, who discusses his text.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 17, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 17, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Oct 17, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2711Z

KQED World: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with New York magazine's national affairs editor John Heilemann, co-author of the best-selling book, Game Change, who weighs in on the presidential campaign.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 16, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 16, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 16, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2710Z

KQED World: Fri, Oct 12, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Phyllis Bennis (Institute for Policy Studies)

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 13, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2709Z

KQED World: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with foreign policy expert Phyllis Bennis. The director of the Washington DC-based Institute for Policy Studies' New Internationalism Project assesses the impact of foreign policy on the presidential campaign.

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

Episode #2708

KQED World: Wed, Oct 10, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with renowned classical pianist Lang Lang. The piano virtuoso explains why his latest CD is devoted entirely to the music of Chopin.

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

Episode #2707

KQED World: Tue, Oct 9, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with Ava DuVernay, writer-director-producer "Middle of Nowhere". The winner of this year's best director award at the Sundance Film Festival describes her new feature.

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

Episode #2706

KQED World: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with Salon.com's editor-at-large Joan Walsh, author of What's the Matter with White People?, who weighs in on the presidential campaign; and with award-winning technology writer David Pogue, New York Times tech columnist and new host of NOVA scienceNOW.

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

Episode #2705

KQED World: Fri, Oct 5, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with multiplatinum hip-hop artist, actor and writer T.I. The 3-time Grammy winner discusses his latest projects, including his second novel, the new season of his TV show on VH1 and an upcoming CD.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Oct 6, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2704

KQED World: Thu, Oct 4, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with actor-director and award-winning travel writer Andrew McCarthy who recounts how and why he got into travel writing and shares stories from his new memoir, The Longest Way Home.

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

Episode #2703

KQED World: Wed, Oct 3, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with Ari Berman, contributing writer for The Nation magazine and author of Herding Donkeys. The political correspondent assesses the impact of Voter ID laws and the new era of politics.

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

Episode #2702

KQED World: Tue, Oct 2, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with economist and director of Columbia University's Earth Institute Jeffrey Sachs. The co-founder of the nonprofit Millennium Promise Alliance explains his work on economic development and the fight against poverty.

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

Episode #2701

KQED World: Mon, Oct 1, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with Sheila Bair, former chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, who talks about her role on the Systemic Risk Council and her assessment of the US financial crisis, as detailed in her book Bull by the Horns.

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

Episode #2700

KQED World: Mon, Oct 1, 2012 -- 1:30 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 9: Mon, Oct 1, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
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