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Tavis Smiley Previous Broadcasts

Episode #2745

KQED World: Fri, Nov 30, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with Oscar-nominated singer-songwriter-guitarist Aimee Mann. The Grammy winner talks about her new project, "Charmer" - her first CD in four years.

Episode #2744

KQED World: Thu, Nov 29, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with Grammy-nominated soul singer-songwriter Bettye LaVette. The R&B songstress reflects on her memoir, A Woman Like Me, and her new CD, "Thankful N' Thoughtful."

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Nov 30, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Nov 30, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2743

KQED World: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with Dr. Robert K. Ross, president and CEO of The California Endowment foundation, and longtime advocate for children's health, who weighs in on healthcare issues in the US. Tavis also talks with filmmaker Peter Ramsey about his feature directorial debut with The Rise of the Guardians, who explains how he became a pioneer in the movie business.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Nov 29, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Nov 29, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2742

KQED World: Tue, Nov 27, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with actor-comedian Anthony Anderson, star of the NBC comedy, Guys with Kids.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2741

KQED World: Mon, Nov 26, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with radio talk show host and best-selling author Larry Elder, who discusses the impact his dad had on his life, as detailed in the memoir, Dear Father, Dear Son. Tavis also pays tribute to actor Larry Hagman, iconic Dallas star, with a look back at his memorable appearance on the show in 2008.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Tue, Nov 27, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Tue, Nov 27, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2740

KQED World: Fri, Nov 23, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with musician and Grammy-winning producer-turned-label exec Don Was, who shares the future he sees for Blue Note Records.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 26, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Nov 24, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2739Z

KQED World: Thu, Nov 22, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with L.A.-based philanthropists Bernard and Shirley Kinsey about "The Kinsey Collection," which explores the intersection of art and history.

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

Episode #2738

KQED World: Wed, Nov 21, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with John D. Graham, dean of Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs and co-author of America's Poor and the Great Recession, who assesses the potential well-being of the working poor, the near poor and the new poor in an economic recovery.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Nov 22, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Nov 22, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2737

KQED World: Tue, Nov 20, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with Paul Touch, author of How Children Succeed, who challenges the belief that intelligence is the sole indicator of value in the education system.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 21, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Nov 21, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Nov 21, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2736

KQED World: Mon, Nov 19, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with CNBC business anchor Maria Bartiromo, who looks at the negotiations over the "fiscal cliff" issue that the US is now facing, and with Oscar-nominated actress Barbara Hershey, who talks about her latest projects, including her recurring role on the hit ABC series, Once Upon a Time.

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

Episode #2735

KQED World: Fri, Nov 16, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis continues his conversation actress Sally Field. In the second half of his conversation with the multiple Oscar and Emmy winner, Field reflects on her work in both film and television.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Nov 19, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 19, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Nov 17, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2734

KQED World: Thu, Nov 15, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with Sally Field, star of the new biopic on the 16th US president, Lincoln. The two-time Oscar winner describes her role as the First Lady in one of this year's most talked about films (part 1 of 2).

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

Episode #2733

KQED World: Wed, Nov 14, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with Keira Knightley, star of the new film, Anna Karenina. The Oscar-nominated actress outlines what attracted her to the role of Anna, and talks about her upcoming projects.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Nov 15, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Nov 15, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Nov 15, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2732

KQED World: Tue, Nov 13, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with New York magazine's writer-at-large, Frank Rich. The former New York Times Op-Ed columnist gives his take on election 2012.

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

Episode #2731

KQED World: Mon, Nov 12, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with journalist and best-selling author Thomas Ricks about his newest text. The Pulitzer Prize winner explains his new book, The Generals, and offers his thoughts on the resignation of Gen. David Petraeus.

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

Episode #2730

KQED World: Fri, Nov 9, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with author and award-winning filmmaker Eugene Jarecki, who The filmmaker unpacks The House I Live In, his documentary on America's longest war - the war on drugs.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Nov 12, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 12, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Nov 10, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2729

KQED World: Thu, Nov 8, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with Democracy Now! host and author Amy Goodman, who looks ahead to the next four years, particularly for progressives, and discusses her book on politics, The Silenced Majority.

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

Episode #2728

KQED World: Wed, Nov 7, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with award-winner Larry King. The iconic talk show host weighs in on the results of the White House race.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Nov 8, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Nov 8, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Nov 8, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2727Z

KQED World: Tue, Nov 6, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with Oscar-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone and distinguished historian Peter Kuznick in part two of a conversation about their book and multipart TV series. They explain their collaboration on the text and companion Showtime project, The Untold History of the United States, and help clarify US history.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 7, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Nov 7, 2012 -- 1:30 PM

Episode #2726

KQED World: Mon, Nov 5, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with Oscar-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone and distinguished historian Peter Kuznick in part one of a conversation about their book and multipart TV series. They explain their collaboration on the text and companion Showtime project, The Untold History of the United States, and bring some historical perspective to this year's presidential race.

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

Episode #2725

KQED World: Fri, Nov 2, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with a leading voice on the digital revolution in medicine and pioneering cardiologist Dr. Eric Topol, who talks about his text, The Creative Destruction of Medicine; and with author and MarketWatch.com columnist Jon Friedman, who shares stories from his text, Forget About Today, in which he examines the enduring legacy of folk rock superstar, Bob Dylan.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Nov 5, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 5, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Nov 3, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Episode #2724

KQED World: Thu, Nov 1, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Tavis talks with Golden Globe-nominated actor Jack Black, star of the indie dramedy, Bernie - a performance that's getting much Oscar buzz.

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

Episode #2723

KQED World: Thu, Nov 1, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

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."

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Nov 1, 2012 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Nov 1, 2012 -- 1:30 PM
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