Last night's (November 8) Tavis Smiley show did it for me. I'll never watch it again. His guest was a lovely black actress. At one point, there was a brief clip from her latest movie in which she kisses her white lover passionately. After the clip, Tavis remarked with disdain, "You kissed a WHITE GUY???" Racism is inappropriate, no matter who were talking about. Tavis needs to apologize to the audience. We need a program host who is an advocate for humanity: Everyone in, no one out. Dr. Rousseau
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Tavis Smiley & BB King
Posted: September 11, 2013
by Name Withheld
Program: Tavis Smiley
One of the best interviews I've ever seen -- most especially the interviewer was so excited and yes, prepared with interesting questions) to be interviewing the King of the Blues. A few years ago, I thought BB King was 'done.' Boy was I wrong! He's as good as ever and Tavis brought out lots of interesting conversational points. Well done.
CPT12 Response: Thank you for your email. We are glad you enjoyed the interview.
I saw BB King perform in Rome years ago. The only Italian he knew was “Gracias”, but the audience loved him. They kept shouting “BeBe! BeBe!”
He is an awesome entertainer and a national treasure.
All the Best,
Posted: December 3, 2012
by john roehling
Program: Tavis Smiley
Monday, I was ready for Tavis Smiley to follow Amy Goodman. Instead there was ???!!!!????#. I too used to love Upstairs Downstairs back in 1974, but what was this?!# Is It going to be something at a regular time slot displacing Tavis or fund a fund raiser test pilot? I'll wait to see I guess. Please excuse me, I hear an opera playing on my RCA. Thanks, John Roehling Its Puccinni
CPT12 Response: Thank you for your email. We appreciate your feedback. Tavis Smiley was not on the schedule to air on Monday. You are right a pledge program was in its place. You should be able to watch it at 6:30 tonight. It is scheduled to air at the regular time. See the schedule below:
Tavis Smiley Tuesday, December 4 at 6:30 pm on Channel 12.1 Tavis Smiley
Wednesday, December 5 at 6:30 pm on Channel 12.1 12.2 12.3 Tavis Smiley
Thursday, December 6 at 6:30 pm on Channel 12.1 12.2 12.3 Tavis Smiley
Friday, December 7 at 6:30 pm on Channel 12.1 12.2 12.3 Tavis Smiley
Tuesday, December 11 at 6:30 pm on Channel 12.1 12.2 12.3
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