Race, Politics, Economics, and the Media: A Discussion with Tavis Smiley about Contemporary America

Jan 27, 2016

On this presentation of ST, our guest by phone is Tavis Smiley, the renowned broadcaster, author, political commentator, publisher, and columnist. Tomorrow night, Thursday the 28th, Smiley will be given the Tulsa Library Trust's 2016 Sankofa Freedom Award during a free-to-the-public ceremony at the Rudisill Regional Library in North Tulsa. (The library is located at 1520 N. Hartford; the event begins at 6pm.) From his bestselling books to his conversations with various world figures to his ongoing work as a mentor to the next generation of America's leaders, Smiley has emerged as a noted voice on the contemporary scene for social change, civic awareness, and community betterment. He's widely known as the host of the Tavis Smiley Talk Show on PBS, and his Tavis Smiley Show is made available each week from Public Radio International. Smiley has authored more than a dozen books, including his latest, which he edited, and which he discusses with us on today's program: "The Covenant with Black America -- Ten Years Later."