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'The Tavis Smiley
Report,' four hour-long specials, to premiere next month on PBS
3, 3009) Tavis Smiley and PBS will expand their relationship in 2010
with the January premiere of THE TAVIS SMILEY REPORT, a series of four
hour-long primetime specials that will air throughout 2010. Smiley will
leave his studio chair in Los Angeles and go on the road to examine some
of the country's defining moments through those who have helped to shape
history -- from going behind the scenes with Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton to the streets of New Orleans with director Jonathan Demme to
mark Hurricane Katrina's 5th anniversary.
"The REPORT will take a look at the country's most important people and
recent events, from perspectives that are rarely portrayed," says host
Tavis Smiley. "I will be talking to the people and traveling to the
places that have transformed us as a nation, often in ways we don't even
"For years, Tavis Smiley has explored topics by engaging his guests in
thought-provoking discussions, and we're eager to see him take his
award-winning approach outside of the studio," says John F. Wilson, PBS
Senior Vice President and Chief TV Programming Executive. "These
primetime specials allow Tavis to seek out the stories and individuals
that are a driving force in today's world."
The first THE TAVIS SMILEY REPORT, premiering Wednesday, January 27,
2010, at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on PBS, focuses on Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton as she completes her first year as America's chief diplomat and
looks ahead to the challenges of the next three years. Smiley has been
granted exceptional access to Secretary Clinton and will accompany her
on diplomatic missions abroad, to meetings on Capitol Hill and within
the State Department itself to give the American public a candid and
incisive view of the inner workings of U.S. diplomacy and international
The second REPORT, premiering Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at 8:00 p.m.
ET/PT on PBS, will delve into one of Martin Luther King Jr.'s greatest
speeches, "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence," which Dr. King
delivered on April 4, 1967, at Riverside Church in New York City. The
speech, delivered exactly one-year prior to the date of his
assassination, is considered pivotal but often under-appreciated. King
challenged the morality of the Vietnam conflict and urged a national
discussion about the role of America in the world. Smiley will examine
the context of Dr. King's words on liberty, responsibility and freedom
against the backdrop of the fight for civil rights and an increasingly
unpopular war, and examine the implications of his words today,
particularly in light of President Obama's decision to increase U.S.
troops in Afghanistan.
For the third THE TAVIS SMILEY REPORT, Smiley will team with Academy
Award-winning director Jonathan Demme to revisit New Orleans on the
fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The REPORT will offer a uniquely
personal look at the resilience of the citizens of the Ninth Ward
through their efforts to rebuild their lives. Smiley will present a
portrait of a city still reeling from the aftermath of the natural
disaster and the political neglect that followed, and explore the
lessons to be learned from post-Katrina New Orleans.
The topic of the fourth REPORT will be announced later in 2010.
THE TAVIS SMILEY REPORT is produced for PBS by The Smiley Group, Inc./TS
Media, Inc. and KCET Los Angeles. Executive producer is Jacoba Atlas.
Funding provided by Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS and Public
Smiley returns to his late-night PBS talk show, TAVIS SMILEY, on January
11, 2010, for a seventh season of insightful conversations with
politicians, actors, artists, athletes and newsmakers.