Tavis Smiley’s and Cornel West’s “Poverty Tour” Airs on PBS
PBS talk show host Tavis Smiley and Princeton professor Dr. Cornel West embarked on a poverty tour in August, taking them through 18 cities and across 11 states to speak with Americans who have been hit hardest by the recession. Beginning Monday and concluding on Oct. 14, PBS will air The Poverty Tour, in which each night’s episode provides a glimpse into the hardships many Americans are forced to endure.
Both Smiley and West, who also host PRI’s Smiley and West show, have spoken out about concerns that President Barack Obama has failed to address the issues facing the nearly 50 million Americans now living in poverty, with African-Americans faring the worst. More than one in four Black Americans is now living below the poverty line.
- A note to Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West, respectfully (artikleblak.wordpress.com)
- Media Decoder Blog: ‘Tavis Smiley’ Show Takes Poverty Tour (mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Tavis Smiley And Cornel West on CNN’s Carol Costello discuss Obama, Poverty Tour (VIDEO) (kismetcoach.wordpress.com)
Posted on October 11, 2011, in Government Trough and tagged African American, barack obama, cornel west, poverty, Public Broadcasting Service, Smiley, tavis smiley, United States. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.