Q&A with Tavis Smiley

Tavis Smiley talked about his book, What I Know for Sure: My Story of Growing Up in America, published by Doubleday. He also answered… read more

Tavis Smiley talked about his book, What I Know for Sure: My Story of Growing Up in America, published by Doubleday. He also answered questions on his life and current issues. Topics included his experiences as a talk show host on BET and Public Radio International, his childhood in an all-white town in Indiana, living in a foster home, his Christian upbringing, the influence of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., his mother’s views on homosexuality, his experiences at Indiana University, and his decision to lead a life of public service. 

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Q&A with Tavis Smiley

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Q&A
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 29, 2006
Last Aired:
Dec 26, 2006

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  • Oct 29, 2006 | 7:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 29, 2006 | 10:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 30, 2006 | 6:01am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 26, 2006 | 7:01pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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