Tavis Smiley

Tavis Smiley is an internationally renowned broadcaster, author, and
philanthropist, as well as host of the late-night PBS television show
Tavis Smiley and The Tavis Smiley Show distributed by Public Radio
International. He is the first American to simultaneously host signature
talk shows on both public television and public radio. Smiley also is
the author of eleven books, including the New York Times best-selling
memoir What I Know for Sure: My Story of Growing Up in America. An
advocate for young people and especially people of color, Smiley’s
non-profit Tavis Smiley Foundation has provided training workshops and
conference opportunities to more than 5,000 black youth.