By Tavis Smiley
Tavis SmileyAug 12, 2021
Janet Hubert on Tavis Smiley October 22, 2021
Janet Hubert expands on her recent conversation with Will Smith during the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion about her tumultuous time as Aunt Viv and previews her projects including the HBO MAX series Love Life.
Isaiah Washington on Tavis Smiley October 21 2021
Isaiah Washington tells us what really happened behind the scenes of "Grey's Anatomy", in this exclusive conversation with Tavis Smiley.
Anita Hill on Dominique DiPrima KBLA October 19 2021
Gen. Colin Powell tribute on Tavis Smiley KBLA
Tavis Smiley pays tribute to the life and legacy of Gen. Colin Powell with an extended clip from their 2008 conversation, just one day before the New Hampshire primary that catapulted Barack Obama to the White House.
Martin Garbus on Tavis Smiley KBLA October 18 2021
Martin Garbus tells us about the curious case of Steven Donziger, an attorney facing six months in jail for contempt as part of his battle with Chevron on behalf of farmers and indigenous folx in Ecuador.
Jeff Chang on Tavis Smiley October 8 2021
Rep James Clyburn on Tavis Smiley October 5 2021
U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, the highest ranking Black member of Congress, celebrates his John Robert Lewis Lifetime Legacy Award from the March On Washington Film Festival and updates us on the investigation into the January 6th attack on the Capitol.
Xavier Prather on Tavis Smiley October 5 2021
Xavier Prather, the first Black winner of the long-running CBS series "Big Brother", takes us inside his history-making victory.
Touré Reed on Tavis Smiley October 1 2021
Camile Brown on Tavis Smiley September 29 2021
Director, choreographer, and dancer Camile A Brown talks about her historic work at the MET and on Broadway.
Al Oliver and Dave Cash on Tavis Smiley September 28 2021
Baseball legends Al Oliver and Dave Cash reflect on the historic 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates, which fielded the MLB's first-ever All-Black and Latino team one month before they won the World Series.
Danielle Moné Truitt on Tavis Smiley September 27 2021
Danielle Moné Truitt on Law & Order: Organized Crime
Frankie Faison on Tavis Smiley September 27 2021
Frankie Faison on his new film The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain.
Folake Olowofoyeku on Tavis Smiley September 23 2021
Folake Olowofoyeku previews the wedding episode of the CBS hit Bob Hearts Abishola.
Charles Blow on Tavis Smiley September 23 2021
Charles Blow talks about his latest text The Devil You Know.
Robert Kool Bell on Tavis Smiley September 22 2021
Marsha Coleman-Adebayo and Rev Dr Segun Adebayo on Tavis Smiley September 22 2021
Marsha Coleman-Adebayo and Rev Dr Segun Adebayo tell us about their legal efforts to protect a historic Black cemetery in Montgomery County, Maryland.
David Henry Hwang on Tavis Smiley September 21 2021
Playwright David Henry Hwang tells us how getting stabbed in the neck influenced him creatively.
Bernard Purdie on Tavis Smiley September 21 2021
From the Beatles to Aretha Franklin, legendary drummer Bernard "Pretty" Purdie has performed with the best and he's happy to share his stories about them.
Lashrecse Aird on Tavis Smiley September 20 2021
Virginia Delegate Lashrecse Aird, the youngest ever woman elected to the Old Dominion's House, tells us what it's like to be a Black progressive at the epicenter of America's racial reckoning.
Krishna Kaur on Tavis Smiley September 20 2021
Yoga pioneer Krishna Kaur introduces Tavis to her physical, mental, and spiritual practice as he contemplates taking it up.
Dana Rosser on Tavis Smiley September 20 2021
Dana Rosser, wife of famed Black surgeon Dr. Butch Rosser and author of "Thru Thick and Thin: Facing Obesity Thru the Eyes of a Loved One", reveals how their bond of marriage helped him lose 160 pounds.
Geraldo Rivera on Tavis Smiley September 20 2021
Journalist and civil rights lawyer Geraldo Rivera catches up with his old friend Tavis about his registered party (Republicans), their sworn enemies (Democrats), and why he chose one over the other.
Mike Farrell on Tavis Smiley September 17 2021
Mike Farrell is best known for his role on M*A*S*H, but he tells us why his work to end the death penalty is his real passion.
Alonzo Williams on Tavis Smiley September 17 2021
Alonzo "Lonzo" Williams, the Godfather of west coast hip-hop, tells us about the early days of KDAY 1580AM, Dr. Dre, and Ice Cube as well as his newest project, a prostate cancer awareness event.
Savion Glover on Tavis Smiley September 17 2021
Savion Glover is helping to bring Broadway back with his world-famous tap dancing skills.
Dr Anna Lembke on Tavis Smiley September 16 2021
Dr. Anna Lembke tells us how America's growing search for pleasure and passion leads to pain and addiction, as laid in her new book Dopamine Nation.
Harriet Michel on Tavis Smiley September 16 2021
Groundbreaking leader Harriet Michel tells us how her work helped thousands of Black businesses and entrepreneurs succeed.
Lillie Head and Joyce Christian on Tavis Smiley September 16 2021
Lillie Head and Joyce Christian, daughters of Tuskegee Syphilis Study victim Freddie Lee Tyson, tell us about their family's struggle with this unethical experiment and why they trust Covid-19 vaccines.
Russell Hornsby on Tavis Smiley September 15 2021
Russell Hornsby tells us about his starring role in the new Starz series Black Mafia Family and remembers the last time he was inside the building where KBLA now lives - to meet Minister Louis Farrakhan.
Margaret Kimberley on Tavis Smiley September 15 2021
Margaret Kimberley, co-founder of the Black Agenda Report, remembers the fierce life of her colleague Glen Ford and delves into her text Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents.
Smokey Robinson on Tavis Smiley September 15 2021
Smokey Robinson tells us what it was like to survive Covid and previews his new show at the Greek Theatre.
Maryum Ali and Ilyasah Shabazz on Tavis Smiley September 14 2021
Maryum Ali and Ilyasah Shabazz, daughters of Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X, reflect on Blood Brothers, the new Netflix documentary about their fathers' unique friendship.
Dr Oz on Tavis Smiley September 14 2021
Dr Oz previews his 13th season which premiered on Tavis' birthday and reflects on working with the Trump Administration.
Gray Davis on Tavis Smiley September 14 2021
Former California Governor Gray Davis weighs in on the potential recall of Gavin Newsom and whether the Golden State's unique system needs reform.
Clayborne Carson on Tavis Smiley September 13 2021
Clayborne Carson reflects on his decades-long mission as the sacred keeper of Martin Luther King's legacy.
Ruben Navarrette on Tavis Smiley September 13 2021
Ruben Navarrette returns to discuss the recall election and his conversation with their former colleague and question two front runner Larry Elder.
Catherine Fisk and Veronica Barnes on Tavis Smiley September 13 2021
UC Berkeley Law Professor Catherine Fisk and Gig Workers Rising activist Veronica Barnes take us behind the scenes of their successful efforts to have the controversial Prop 22 blocked as unconstitutional.
Terence Blanchard on Tavis Smiley September 10 2021
Composer and trumpeter Terence Blanchard tells us about his newest 9/11 project with Spike Lee and his historic Metropolitan Opera debut.
Michael Chertoff on Tavis Smiley September 10 2021
Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff shares his 9/11 experience and answers the question "Are We Safer Today?"
Anthony Whitaker on Tavis Smiley September 10 2021
Anthony Whitaker tells us how he captured the iconic 9/11 photograph "Steel Standing".
Medea Benjamin and Nihad Awad on Tavis Smiley September 10 2021
Medea Benjamin and Nihad Awad honor the victims who died during the 9/11 attacks as well as those victimized by America's response.
Rukia Lumumba on Tavis Smiley September 9 2021
Rukia Lumumba, founder of the People's Advocacy Institute, tells us why she moved back to Jackson, Mississippi after living in New York City.
Cory Wong on Tavis Smiley September 9 2021
Cory Wong tells us his cross-generational working relationship with Dave Koz and how he learned the Minneapolis sound.
Howard Dean on Tavis Smiley September 9 2021
Howard Dean, former Vermont governor and 2004 presidential candidate, gives us his diagnosis of the current political climate.
Nikki Giovanni on Tavis Smiley September 8 2021
Nikki Giovanni joins Tavis for a conversation about her friend Jimmy aka James Baldwin and her remarkable life.
James Fugate on Tavis Smiley September 8 2021
James Fugate, co-owner of Eso Won Books, delivers his fall reading list including the new Will Smith text and Nikole Hannah Jones' highly-anticipated book The 1619 Project.
Randall Kennedy on Tavis Smiley September 8 2021
Winona LaDuke on Tavis Smiley September 7 2021
Winona LaDuke reports on the struggle to stop Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline from poisoning the pristine waters of northern Minnesota and beyond.
Ben Crump on Tavis Smiley September 7 2021
Civil rights attorney Ben Crump tells us about a new case of racial discrimination on Rodeo Drive by members of the Beverly Hills police department.