WNET/Thirteen and The Smiley Group, Inc./TS Media, Inc.
TAVIS SMILEY and TAVIS SMILEY REPORTS

TAVIS SMILEY is in his eighth season on PBS with conversations featuring politicians, actors, artists, athletes and newsmakers. TAVIS SMILEY is a unique hybrid of news, issues and entertainment. In 2009 Tavis Smiley was named to TIME’s list of 100 “Most Influential People in the World.”

TAVIS SMILEY is produced by The Smiley Group, Inc. / TS Media, Inc. in association with WNET/Thirteen in New York. The 30-minute program airs weeknights on PBS.

Pogo is in its third year representing this outstanding show. TAVIS can be viewed by over 96% of the country.

TAVIS SMILEY REPORTS, a series of hour-long primetime specials is airing throughout 2010 and 2011. 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 delving into one of Martin Luther King Jr.’s greatest speeches, “Beyond Vietnam,” to the streets of New Orleans with director Jonathan Demme to mark Hurricane Katrina’s 5th anniversary. The fourth special offers a candid look into the world of Los Angeles Philharmonic's star conductor Gustavo Dudamel. Episode 5, Too Important to Fail, examines the education crisis in America - the increased dropout rate among Black teenage males.

TAVIS SMILEY REPORTS is produced by The Smiley Group, Inc. / TS Media, Inc. and WNET/Thirteen. Pogo is working with the specials in station relations.


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