TV host Tavis Smiley giving IU commencement address

Full story: Chicago Tribune
Tavis Smiley, an Indiana native who is the host of national television and radio talk shows, will give the commencement address at Indiana University on May 5. Smiley is host of programs on public television ... Full Story
JPB

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Apr 6, 2007
So why not? He's on TV. And he's a real snappy dresser. However I'd say in all honesty that he is a rather mundane interviewer. He's about like Rose on PBS. They both have great guests. And tend to ask the same old questions.

In my humble opinion, the days may very well be numbered for these same old/look-alike talks shows. One guest. Sparse set. Heavy key lighting. Two shot, CU, Wide shot, Over Shoulder. Nothing new is every learned.

I'd rather see Hoagy Carmichael as a speaker. Native sun. Great songs. Alas, he has passed away!
johnnie williams

Nashville, TN

#2 Oct 5, 2007
why do everyone takes things out of portion the track star is only a human she not perfect am sorry she had to let the devil over power her life ,but god is in control,you know we all do thing wrong,it don't come out like people who have lots of money .gods loves all his children and he knows were are giong to make mistake.the news men and women make it sound so bad.especially our black people.i think god he don't look down on us about the color of our skins

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