From his celebrated conversations with world figures . . . to his work to inspire the next generation of leaders . . . broadcaster, author, advocate, and philanthropist <b?Tavis Smiley</b> continues to be an outstanding voice for change. Smiley is currently the host of the late-night television talk show <i>Tavis Smiley</i> on PBS, and <i>The Tavis Smiley Show</i> distributed by Public Radio International (PRI).<br>
Smiley has authored or edited 14 books including his memoir, <i>What I Know for Sure: My Story of Growing Up in America</i>, which became a <i>New York Times bestseller</i>. The book he edited, <i>Covenant with Black America</i>, became the first nonfiction book by a Black-owned publisher to reach #1 on the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller list. His latest book, <i>Accountable: Making America As Good As Its Promise</i>, examines hard-hitting truths about the issues our country faces; and addresses how our political leaders, corporations, and finally, American citizens themselves, can enforce accountability and effect change.