Tavis Smiley speaks

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

Published November 7, 2011 12:45PM (EST)

Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
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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.

By David Talbot

David Talbot, the founder of Salon, is the author of New York Times bestsellers like "Brothers," "The Devil's Chessboard," and "Season of the Witch." His most recent book is "Between Heaven and Hell: The Story of My Stroke."

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