Less than a month after PBS dropped his show in the wake of reports he had inappropriate relationships with subordinates, Smiley announced a new series about inspirational stories.
Conflation of different forms of misbehavior—itself a controversial idea—is one issue for news organizations covering the fast-moving topic.
The Public Broadcasting System star refers to a "consensual relationship" and vows to fight back.
The talk show host asks Hedges about the current election and about what is in store for the United States after Nov. 8.
The interim Democratic National Committee chairwoman came under scrutiny as new evidence points to abuses of power.
In a clip from an appearance on Tavis Smiley’s talk show on PBS, Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges holds forth on topics covered in his new book, "Wages of Rebellion," including the news media’s failure to do their job, the public loss of faith in the political process and the revolutionary potential bubbling beneath the surface of American life.
At a stop of liberal pundit Tavis Smiley and activist Dr. Cornel West’s “Poverty Tour 2.0” at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va., The Nation’s Greg Kaufmann spoke with students about their crippling experiences with poverty.
A former Marine and sheriff's deputy, Ron Thomas, this week's Truthdigger of the Week, believes there was no excuse for the use of police force that led to the death of his mentally ill son, and he has vowed to seek justice.Ron Thomas, a former sheriff's deputy and father of Kelly Thomas, a mentally ill homeless man who died after a violent encounter with police in Fullerton, Calif., is our Truthdigger of the Week.
Tavis Smiley is a tenured public broadcaster; Cornel West is a tenured professor at Princeton University. Together like Voltron, they form the new public radio show, "Smiley & West."
President Barack Obama has just returned from his first trip as commander in chief to Afghanistan. The U.S.-led invasion and occupation of that country are now in their ninth year, amid increasing comparisons to Vietnam.