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Tavis Smiley: The Poverty Tour Preview

By Michelle Michalos
Friday, October 7th, 2011
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Photo courtesy of Earl Gibson III/Tavis Smiley

Next week (October 10-14), Tavis Smiley will be featuring highlights from his August 2011 poverty bus tour with his co-host on PRI’s Smiley & West radio show, Princeton professor Dr. Cornel West.

Crossing 18 cities in nine states, Smiley spoke with Americans about their struggles in today’s harsh economy. Smiley will also interview leading anti-poverty advocates, including: Princeton professor Dr. Cornel West, Feeding America CEO Vicki B. Escarra, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, economist Jeffrey Sachs and ethics and religion commentator Jim Wallis.

Tavis Smiley airs weeknights at midnight on THIRTEEN.

Get a closer look at The Poverty Tour, with featured stories, videos, and a slideshow.

Watch a preview:


  • michael Blaze
  • David M. MANN

    Mr. Smiley’s so-called “Poverty Tour” leaves so much to be desired. I’m wondering if he could interview me live from WTTW studio in Chicago, via an Open Circuit between that PBS station and his, and actually open it up to ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN, the Big 4 Commercial Networks TOO! OK? Here’s my Personal AND Presidential Web-Site, MR. Smiley: https://sites.google.com/davidmmannsplace! It all comes together–doesn’t Mr. Smiley. I AM Always Your Dedicated, Devoted Henry George Friends In Peace, David M. MANN