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.

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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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