Tavis Smiley

About Tavis Smiley

Tavis Smiley is an author, publisher, social justice advocate, and host of the late-night PBS television talk show, Tavis Smiley, and the public radio program, The Tavis Smiley Show. He has written or edited eighteen books, including The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto, co-authored with Cornel West; My Journey with Maya, a memoir of his friendship with Maya Angelou; Death of a King, an account of the final year of Dr. Martin Luther King’s life, and Covenant with Black America, a collection of essays from a variety of authors addressing economic and social disparities. He is the founder of a nonprofit foundation committed to providing leadership training to young people and alleviating endemic poverty across all sectors of our society.

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