Tavis Smiley

Tavis Smiley (/??t??v?s/; born September 13, 1964) is an American talk show host, author, liberal political commentator, entrepreneur, advocate and philanthropist. Smiley was born in Gulfport, Mississippi, and grew up in Kokomo, Indiana. After attending Indiana University, he worked during the late 1980s as an aide to Tom Bradley, the mayor of Los Angeles. Smiley became a radio commentator in 1991, and starting in 1996, he hosted the talk show BET Talk (later renamed BET Tonight) on BET. Controversially, after Smiley sold an exclusive interview of Sara Jane Olson to ABC News in 2001, BET declined to renew Smiley’s contract that year. Smiley then began hosting The Tavis Smiley Show on NPR from 2002 to 2004 and currently hosts Tavis Smiley on PBS on the weekdays and The Tavis Smiley Show” from PRI. Starting in 2010 Smiley and Dr. Cornel West have joined forces for their own radio talk show Smiley & West. They were featured together interviewing musician Bill Withers in the 2009 docume “

SaleBestseller No. 1
Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year
  • Tavis Smiley
  • Publisher: Back Bay Books
  • Edition no. 0 (01/12/2016)
  • Paperback: 288 pages
SaleBestseller No. 2
Before You Judge Me: The Triumph and Tragedy of Michael Jackson's Last Days
  • Little Brown Co
  • Tavis Smiley, David Ritz
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Edition no. 0 (06/21/2016)
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
Bestseller No. 3
The Covenant with Black America
  • Various Contributors
  • Publisher: Third World Press
  • Edition no. 1 (02/22/2006)
  • Paperback: 254 pages
SaleBestseller No. 4
50 for Your Future: Lessons from Down the Road
  • Tavis Smiley
  • Publisher: Smiley Books
  • Hardcover: 208 pages
SaleBestseller No. 5
The Covenant with Black America - Ten Years Later
  • HAY HOUSE PUBLISHING
  • Tavis Smiley
  • Publisher: Smiley Books
  • Paperback: 296 pages
Bestseller No. 6
My Journey with Maya
  • Tavis Smiley
  • Little, Brown and Company
  • Kindle Edition
  • English
SaleBestseller No. 7
Accountable: Making America as Good as Its Promise
  • Tavis Smiley
  • Publisher: Atria Books
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
Bestseller No. 8
Empowerment Cards (Large Card Decks)
  • Tavis Smiley
  • Publisher: Hay House
SaleBestseller No. 9
The Rich And The Rest Of Us: A Poverty Manifesto
  • Smileybooks
  • Tavis Smiley, Cornel West
  • Publisher: Smiley Books
  • Edition no. 2 (04/17/2012)
  • Paperback: 232 pages
SaleBestseller No. 10
Fail Up: 20 Lessons on Building Success from Failure
  • Fail Up: 20 Lessons on Building Success from Failure
  • Tavis Smiley
  • Publisher: Smiley Books
  • Edition no. 0 (02/05/2013)
  • Paperback: 263 pages