Tavis Smiley is an American talk show host, author, liberal political commentator, entrepreneur, and advocate. Smiley was born in Gulfport, Mississippi, and grew up in Bunker Hill, Indiana. Wikipedia*
On the C-SPAN Networks:
Tavis Smiley has 88 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1996 Video Magazine as a Host for the Black Entertainment Television. The year with the most videos was 2003 with eight videos as a Talk Show Host for the National Public Radio. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2011 with an average of 77,692 views per program. Most appearances with Cornel West (23), Tom Joyner (20), Al Sharpton Jr. (13). Most common tags: African Americans, State of the Black Union, Poverty.