Tavis talks with actress Angela Lansbury about her rise to fame, including her iconic role in TV's Murder, She Wrote.
Tavis talks with Oscar-winning actress-director Anjelica Huston, a third generation of Hollywood talent.
Tavis talks with one of the most visionary and influential architects of our time, Frank Gehry.
Reuters columnist David Rohde looks ahead to the important foreign news stories of 2014. Our two-part conversation with Federal Appeals Court Judge Damon J. Keith continues. And, jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut shares his quartet’s new CD, "Soul Brother Cool". More
Princeton religion professor Jeffrey Stout highlights the success stories in the struggle for justice, as laid out in his latest text, Blessed Are the Organized: Grassroots Democracy in America. Plus, Professor Stout joins Smiley and West in the Hot Stuff as they look back on the unproductive year in Washington. And a listener from Florida takes Smiley and West to task for making him depressed. More
Tavis Smiley has come a long way from his humble beginnings in Gulfport, Mississippi (PDF).
America I AM: The African American Imprint lecture series is a two-hour discussion with the museum exhibition's presenter and two distinguished scholars sharing the extraordinary impact of African American contributions to our nation and the world.
Through a dramatic 400-year storyline presentation, museum-goers will discover rare and never-before-seen artifacts on loan from domestic and international private collections. Featured items include original documents, iconic objects, compelling photographs, historic artifacts, music, video, and other items from the popular culture tells the American story through the African American experience showcasing strife, expansion, democracy, innovation, artistic expression, and cultural exchanges. America I AM is a 15,000-square-foot traveling museum exhibition for all Americans.
Read some of the press coverage:
The Atlanta Journal Constitution – “America I AM” exhibit includes Michael Jackson finds”
CNN – Tavis sits down with CNN anchor T.J. Holmes to discuss America I AM
Rolling Out Online: “The Great Escape: 6 Cultural Activities to Enjoy This Summer”
The Atlanta Journal Constitution – “Imprint on History”
The New York Times - "Fragments Tell a Story of Pain and Pride"
The Philadelphia Inquirer - Editorial
The Philadelphia Inquirer - "Our Story"
The Press Republican