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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Thursday To-Do: Tavis Smiley

Posted By on Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Tavis Smiley speaks at Philander Smith College Thursday.
  • Tavis Smiley speaks at Philander Smith College Thursday.

BLESS THE MIC: TAVIS SMILEY
7 p.m. Philander Smith College. Free.

UPDATE: Smiley's appearance has been cancelled because of a missed flight connection.

Tavis Smiley's career as a radio and TV host spans more than two decades now. After starting out in Los Angeles doing local radio spots, Smiley became a regular contributor to the "Tom Joyner Morning Show," discussing issues of race and discrimination against minorities. Some of his past jobs include hosting "BET Tonight" and "The Tavis Smiley Show" on NPR.

Now, you can hear him on PRI and watch him on PBS on his self-titled shows with guests who run the gamut of politics, academia, sports and entertainment. Alongside Terry Gross and Charlie Rose, Smiley is one of the most successful and widely known interviewers in public media.

This will be the final installment of Philander Smith's Bless the Mic series under President Walter Kimbrough's tenure.

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