DAVID BAUDER / The Associated PressJan 10, 2018
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. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
David Bauder / The Associated PressDec 26, 2017
Conflation of different forms of misbehavior—itself a controversial idea—is one issue for news organizations covering the fast-moving topic. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigJun 14, 2015
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. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigSep 16, 2012
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. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigAug 12, 2011
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. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigNov 8, 2010
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." Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Amy Goodman / TruthdigMar 31, 2010
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. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
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