Tavis talks with four-time Grammy winner Annie Lennox in the first of a rich two-part conversation.
Tavis continues his conversation with award-winning singer-songwriter Annie Lennox.
The Tavis Smiley Show takes a look back at the events and issues that made news in 2014 in our annual Year in Review roundtable discussion. Our panelists are: Michael Fauntroy, associate professor of political science at Howard University; Deroy Murdock, Fox News contributor and contributing editor with the National Review Online; and civil rights attorney Connie Rice, co-founder of the Advancement Project. And George Johnson, who has been a valued talent on our radio program since its inception, delivers his final regularly scheduled Sports Drill. Listen Now
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