Tavis talks with filmmaker Ken Burns, one of the most acclaimed documentarians in the business.
Tavis talks with Grammy-winning country music artist Rosanne Cash about her latest CD.
Former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold discusses the peace deal he brokered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in his new role as special envoy to that region. Jesuit priest Father James Martin explores both the humanity and divinity of Jesus Christ in Jesus: A Pilgrimage. Dr. Michael Roizen, chief wellness officer at Cleveland Clinic, joins us with “Five Things You Should Know About…Managing Stress”.
Legendary singer and composer Philip Bailey shares the story of his life and career in his new memoir, Shining Star: Braving the Elements of Earth, Wind & Fire. Former Houston mayor Bill White shares his new text, America’s Fiscal Constitution: Its Triumph and Collapse.
Journalist Elizabeth Kolbert examines the shrinking diversity of life on Earth in her new book, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History. Dr. Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looks at the recent sharp increase in the nation’s autism rate. Saxophonist Craig Handy shares his new CD, "Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith". Listen Now
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