Tavis Smiley

Tavis Smiley speaks

The PBS host talks about his Obama problem and Occupy Wall Street

David Talbot
November 7, 2011 5:45PM (UTC)
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I recently turned the tables on crusading talk show host Tavis Smiley, sitting down with him in his dressing room at KCET in Los Angeles. I asked Tavis about his poverty campaign with Cornel West, his criticisms of President Obama, and his reactions to the Occupy Wall Street movement.

David Talbot

David Talbot, the founder of Salon, is the author of the New York Times bestseller “Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years.” He is now working on a book about the legendary CIA director Allen W. Dulles and the rise of the national security state.

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