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Harvard University Gazette Online – "Du Bois Institute awards four with medals of honor"

The State.com – "Tavis Smiley pushing for dividends from Obama's victory"

MarketWatch – "JON FRIEDMAN'S MEDIA WEB – Smiley doesn't expect an Obama interview soon"

Playboy – "Welcome to Post-Racial America"

Philadelphia Inquirer – "Exhibit views black experience: The Constitution Center will host the study of four centuries of African American life in the U.S."

The New Yorker – "What He Knows for Sure"

One of the mysteries of television – Media Watch: "PBS' Tavis Smiley is a populist Charlie Rose"

The Washington Post – "Debate No-Shows Worry GOP Leaders"

The Boston Globe – "4 GOP candidates’ decision to skip black forum seen hurting party in ‘08"

Tavis' op-ed on the historical perspective of the All-American Presidential Forums

USA Today - "Smiley: GOP candidates ignore minorities"

"Demme’s Tales of Ordinary Heroes in New Orleans"

"For Tavis Smiley, Promises to Keep"

"Media Man on a Mission: The Whirl of Tavis Smiley"

"Is There Anything He Isn't Doing?"

"Struggle Continues, Even without Defining Moments"

"Smiley Loves Conversations"

Press Releases

Tavis Smiley Announces End Of State Of The Black Union Series

Indiana University to name School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) Atrium in honor of alumnus Tavis Smiley

Tavis Smiley's exhibit 'America I Am: The African American Imprint' comes to L.A.

Tavis Set to Honor 100 Teens as Part of 10th Anniversary Celebration.

Tavis Smiley Has Been Selected as the Recipient of the 2009 Interdependence Day Prize in Istanbul, Turkey.

Tavis Smiley Mourns Passing of Executive Producer Sheryl A. Flowers.
June 8, 2009

PRI’s ‘The Tavis Smiley Radio Show’ and Annie E. Casey Foundation present ‘No Place Like Home’

Time magazine names Tavis one of "World's 100 Most Influential People"

Tavis Smiley on Washington Journal | January 12, 2009 C-SPAN

Smileybooks Releases New 4-CD Set, "ON AIR The Best of Tavis Smiley on the Tom Joyner Morning Show 2004–2008"

Tavis Smiley's State of the Black Union Returns Home to Los Angeles for 10th Anniversary of Conversations

"Tavis Smiley" on PBS Celebrates 1,000th Episode

Tavis Smiley Announces America I AM Exhibition Will Debut At Philadelphia's National Constitution Center In January

Tavis Smiley Launches Tour To Tap Emerging Leaders At Nation’s Historically Black Colleges & Universities

"Tavis Smiley" Will Broadcast Live from Both the Democratic and Republican Conventions, August 25 - September 5

Tavis Smiley Brings 200 Youth Together for Leadership Institute

Tavis Smiley Hosts Nationwide Sneak Preview of Upcoming America I AM Exhibition

Tavis Smiley to Host Nationwide Sneak Preview of Upcoming America I AM Exhibition via Live Webcast on June 17

Tavis Smiley Commentary on the Tom Joyner Morning Show Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tavis Smiley Statement Regarding His Decision to Leave the Tom Joyner Morning Show

Tavis Smiley and Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company Announce Exclusive Three-Year Partnership, includes 2008 five-city tour and 2009 State of the Black Union sponsorship

Tavis Smiley in Memphis for Week-Long Tribute to 40th Anniversary of King Assassination

State of the Black Union 2008 Examines Role of African Americans in Presidential Elections

Wal-Mart Partners with Tavis Smiley to Launch Exhibit to Celebrate the Impact of African Americans on America

Hillary Clinton Calls for Party Unity at 2008 State of the Black Union

NAACP Honors Tavis Smiley’s Achievements in Broadening American Conversations with Image Awards

Season Premier Marks Tavis Smiley’s 5th Anniversary on PBS

Tavis Smiley’s 2008 Symposium to Focus on Democracy & Engage 1,000 Volunteers to Rebuild Post-Katrina New Orleans

Media Pioneer Tavis Smiley Hosts New York Reception to Celebrate Smileybooks' New Authors

The "All-American Presidential Forums on PBS” Moderated by Tavis Smiley Featuring Republican Candidates to Take Place September 27th in Baltimore

TV One to air Tavis Smiley’s Eighth Annual State of the Black Union Symposium Exploring The African American Imprint On America Beginning Sunday, August 12, 2007

“Tavis Smiley” on PBS Devotes One Week of Programming to Jonathan Demme’s Stirring Documentary Footage on Post-Katrina New Orleans, Airing Nationwide on PBS

Tavis Smiley to Host Two Presidential Forums

Health Is on the Way! Road to Health Expo Heads to Oakland

City of Los Angeles Joins Tavis Smiley on Road to Health

PBS's Tavis Smiley Wins 2007 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Television, News, Talk or Information (Series or Special)

In Partnership With Jamestown 2007, Tavis Smiley Commemorates America's 400th Aniversary and Releases Companion Book to the Bestselling Covenant With Black America

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