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WHUT
Sep 4, 2009 10:00pm EDT
former heavy weight champion, turned entrepreneur, george foreman. this is his 40th debut, following his performance at the 1968 summer olympics. his book is called knockout entrepreneur. and journalist fred kaplan on the 50th anniversary of the events o 1959. in his critically acclaimed new book, kaplan argues that many changes in american society that we shoshiate with the 60's and beyond began to take place in fact in 1959. heavy weight champion, george foreman and fred kaplan coming up. >> wal-mart is looking forward to building stronger communities and relationships. >> nationwide insurance proudly supports tavis smiley. tavis and nationwide insurance. working to improve financially literacy and the economic empowerment that comes with it. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: george foreman is a two-time heavy weight champion who has been a successful entrepreneur. his latest is called knock-out entrepreneur. he joins us from new york. nice to have you on the program. >> i'm happy to be with yo
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Oct 11, 2014 12:00am PDT
friend, celebrating george duke reached number one on the billboard jazz charts. it pays a tribute to the wonderful artists. glad you joined us for the conversation with al jarreau. ♪ ♪ >>> from contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. ♪ >>> seven time grammy winner,al jarreau. "my old friend" celebrating duke with whom al shared so many wonderful moments. let's take a look at a cut from the cd called "summer breeze." it was originally on duke's love aware album. ♪ ♪ >> what i wouldn't have given just to be in that studio. >> it's all games in there. i call sally clark. i saw paul jackson on guitar. good lord. >> wonderful players. >> you have some friends. >> and people who came to help me do this wonderful record to celebrate the great george duke. >> george was quite an artist. take me back to the beginnings of your friendship. >> there's a record called "al jarreau and george duke live at the half note." my wife says b.c. b.c. don't forget that, al. we were there. >> right. >> people were doing other music than what we were doing. we were sw
PBS
Oct 8, 2009 12:00pm EDT
george carlin, i saw him a few weeks ago in town mples he and mort sahl together. >> and? tavis: i laughed and laughed. i've known dick for years but never saw him in standup. he stopped doing it for a while. but to see him and mort together, it was funny, man. george carlin was your fourth one? >> george, i did, when we lost george i went on david letter mapp and we were talking and -- letterman and we were talking and i look -- took out this list, like 26 albums. i've done one album, been in the business 2 -- 37 years. doing an album is like writing a novel. the hardest thing in the world if it's going to be good. and i would say arguably 0 of them are masterpieces. i remember when we did the mark twain tribute for george in washington and backstage john turner saider, -- oh, that's his 11th greatest bit. it's like some comics -- cosby had noah. guys are known for -- well, george was known for 50 different things. i'd like to share something i've never said in public before because cornell is here and i feel comfortable -- george's daughter kelly called me and said george wanted
WHUT
Jan 25, 2012 8:00am EST
, "red tails, "about the tuskegee airmen. it was produced by george lucas, who has worked on bringing this project to the big screen for over 20 years. a conversation with actor terence howard, coming up right now. >> every community has a martin luther king boulevard. it is the cornerstone we all know. it is not just a street, but a place where walmart stands together with your community to make everyday better. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- tavis: pleased to welcome terence howard back to this program. the oscar nominee heads "red tails," which tells the story of the tuskegee airmen. the film is playing in theaters around the country. here now, a scene. >> your combat record, which to this point -- >> we have done all of that. >> to this point -- >> i do not believe your boys have scored a single aerial strike. >> you have not assigned as a single foreign mission. >> it is hard to shoot down the enemy 100 miles behind
WETA
Oct 8, 2009 12:00am EDT
significance. >> i s your point. beforeou go to george carl, i sawhim a few weeks go in to mples he and mor sahl togeth. >>nd? tavis: i laughed and laughed. i'venown dick for yea but never saw himin standup. he stopped doing ifor a while. but to see hi and mort together, it was funny,man. george carlin was your fourt one? >> george, i did, hen we lost george i went on davidetter mapp and we were talking and - letterman and we wer talking and i look -- took out this list, like 26 lbums. i'veone one album, een in the siness 2 -- 37 years. doing album likewriting a nol. e hardest thing inhe world if it's going be good. ani would say arguly 0 of them are mastereces. i remember when we did the mark twain tribute r george in washington and bakstage john tuer saider, -- oh,that's his 11th gretest bit. it's like some comics -- cosy had noah. guys are kwn for --well, georgeas known for 0 different things. i'd likeo share something i'veever said in pblic fore because rnell is here and i feel comforble -- george's daught kelly called me and said georgeanted his ashes spread in morningside heig
PBS
Apr 28, 2011 12:00pm EDT
tavis: good evening. from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. this evening, george soros. his organization helped democracy around the world and made him a leading voice on the world stage. despite all of the talk of a debt crisis, george soros believes the u.s. could absorb more debt if it made improvement in the struggling u.s. economy. we are glad you have joined us. our interview with george soros is coming up right now. james, and he needs extra help with his reading. >> i am james. >> yes. >> to everyone making a difference -- >> thank you. >> you help us all live better. >> nationwide insurance supports tavis smiley. with every question and every answer, nationwide insurance is proud to join tavis in working to improve financial literacy and remove obstacles to economic empowerment, one conversation at a time. nationwide is on your side. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: george soros is, of course, a very successful businessman and chairman of open society foundation, whic
PBS
Oct 1, 2014 12:00am PDT
winner, jazz master, george benson. he's recorded with every one from frank sinatra to stevie wonder and written down] those experiences in a new memoir titled "benson the autobiography." a conversation with the great george benson coming up right now. ♪ >>> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you, thank you. ♪ >>> ten-time grammy winner george benson began his career at the tender age of 8 playing in nightclubs in his native town of pittsburgh and making some $40 a week and we'll find out how he got away with that in just a minute. played with some of the greats including miles davis and frank sinatra and jazz master. he's chronicled his life, finally, in a memoir titled "benson the autobiography." we'll look at the artery from his nat king cole project.g ♪ if you ever plan to move travel my way it's the highway that's the best ♪ ♪ get your kicks on route 66 ♪ well, now you go to st. louis joplin, missouri and oklahoma city looks mighty pretty ♪ ♪ you'll see amarillo and gallop, new mexico. flagstaff, arizona ♪ ♪ kingsmen >> you sound so go
PBS
Oct 23, 2014 11:30pm EDT
music, george clinton. after nearly 40 years of touring, he swears this is his last. he's written about his life and career. you'll love the title -- "brothers be like, yo, george, ain't that funking kind of hard on you? a memoir." glad you joined us. those conversations coming up right now. ♪ ♪ >>> and by characteristics to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. ♪ >>> just over a year ago, the u.s. supreme court struck down a key provision of the voting rights act of 1965, opening the day for states to implement restrictive measures about who can and cannot vote including new voter i.d. laws. a bill to address the supreme court striking down those laws is pending in the state and is blocked in the house. it would require that all changes to the vogting laws be reviewed by the department of justice. joining us, the author of the bill, senator patrick leahy, democrat of vermont. he is, of course, chair of the senate judiciary committee. senator leahy, good to have you back on the program, sir. >> it's good to be with you. >> i understand you have a bit of laryngit
PBS
Mar 24, 2017 6:00am PDT
you. this book gives us a new way of seeing george washington. tell me more. >> it does. it was my goal when i wrote this book to tell a story about the founding of the nation, but through the eyes of the enslaved. not through a typical founding fathers. so ona judge's life gives us the ability to do that. she moves throughout the new nation and gives us a portal into the south, the mid-atlantic, and the north. >> i wasn't whispering to you but saying to you when you came on the set. it was fascinating to me to see the extent to which george washington told on himself with the almanac, the copious notes he was taking every day about his life and his goings and comings. i thought about all the historians over the years who have pored over these same notes and didn't find what you found. tell me about ona judge. >> i'm glad that george washington left so many notes. it helped with this book. and it allowed me to sort of read between lines. i think all of us who do african-american history and women's history, we have to do that. the archives are not spaces in which we find ourselves
PBS
Aug 15, 2017 6:00am PDT
detail and provides a look at george washington's relationship to slavery. i'm delighted she did it and honored to have her. thank you, thank you, thank you. >> thank you. >> this book gives us a way of seeing george washington. tell me more. >> it does. with my goal when i wrote this book to tell a story not through typical founding fathers and ona jude's life gives us the ability to do that. she moves through the nation and gives us kind of portal into south. >> i was whit perring to you that i was -- it was fascinating for me to see the extent to which george washington told himself with the almanac or note, i thought about all the historians over the years who have poured over these same notes and didn't find what you found. so it's a great testament to you. tell me about ona. >> i'm glad that george washington left so many notes. we have to read between the lines. in someways we did that but ona gave us her voice. she left two interviews at the end of her life so i could use her interviews and the words of others to put together her life and she was representative of one of the
PBS
Oct 13, 2010 2:00pm PDT
, "george washington." following acclaimed books like alexander hamilton, his latest bestseller is called "washington: a life." and also tonight the remarkable story of liz in youry -- liz murray and her journey from being homeless to harvard. her story is the basis for the acclaimed new memoir "breaking night." we're glad you joined us. biographer ron chernow and liz murray. coming up right now. >> his name is james and he needs extra help with his reading. >> james? >> yes. >> to everyone making a difference. >> thank you. >> you help us all live better. >> nationwide insurance supports "tavis smiley" with every question and every answer, nationwide insurance is helping to improve financial literacy and remove obstacles to economic empowerment one conversation at a time. nationwide is on your side. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- tavis: ron chernow is an acclaimed author and biographer whose houses include "house of morgan" and biographies of alexander hamilton and john
WHUT
Feb 8, 2013 8:00am EST
." i love george, i don't want to call him old. you are a longtime friend, george do. -- and george duke. >> this was my first solo record. the record company was like, we should move on and try this and that. it has been awhile since we worked together. probably look 1987, that was the last time we did a record together. doing this kind of project, i would not want anyone else but george. i know that george is just an incredible producer, a musician. he is kinda scary because he has perfect pitch. he is scary to beround. but musically, i knew that if i had george there, all i had to do was just walking in and sing, and he would surround my voice with just incredible music. it was wonderful to get back together with george. i have been talking about doing this record for years. when you sign with companies, most of them said they want original tunes. now i am at the. in a career where it is starting to wind down a little bit, so i can do what i want to now. tavis: i talked to a number of artists on this program who have had great success doing the standards. rod stewart, glenn frye,
WETA
Nov 10, 2010 12:30am EST
winning george dohrmann and his expose on youth basketball. he pulls back the curtain on the often troubling way we treat young athletes with an acclaimed new book called "play their hearts out." we're glad you've joined us. >>>> all i know is his name is james, and he needs extra help with his reading. >> i am james. >> yes. >> to everyone making a difference, you help us all live better. >> nationwide insurance supports tavis smiley. tavis and nationwide insurance, working to improve financial literacy and remove obstacles to economical empowerment that comes with it. >> nation is on your side. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: andrew young is the former u.s. ambassador to the united nations and an atlanta mayor who was a legendary figure in the civil right movement, led by his abiding friend, dr. king. his book is called "walk in my shoes." he joins us tonight from atlanta. mr. ambassador, an honor, sir, to have you back on the program. >> it's always good to be with you. tavi
PBS
Jan 26, 2011 2:00pm PST
the bush administration, george w. bush, they come out of this history not looking at all good, particularly in the preamble to 9-11. they were preoccupied by iraq, by anti-ballistic missile defense which does nothing to stop terrorists and received a lot of warning about al qaeda as a threat. george w. bush took the longest parfittal vacation in three decades during the summer of 2001 despite all this information in the system that something was going to happen. condoleezza rice claimed that the administration was a battle station during this period but there's almost nothing to substantiate that. and they were enormously surprised on 9-11. they overreacted in many ways. some of the more egregious overreactions were corrected over time whether it was the coercive interrogation of detainees. the biggest overreaction of course was the invasion of iraq which would deserve a whole other discussion because it's such a large issue. and then president obama, i think, has -- there's a lot of -- there's a great deal of continuity between the second bush term and president obama's term.
PBS
Oct 14, 2010 12:00pm EDT
, prince georges county, two of the largest jurisdictions that maryland has in our area. so i want to ask each of you to tell us one thing that you would do as governor over the next four years that would specifically benefit montgomery county, and then separate one thing that would specifically benefit prince georges county residents. governor o'malley, please begin. >> only one, huh? >> only one. just something you prompt to do that would really help montgomery county residents and something that will help prince georges county. >> i can't talk about protecting record investments and public education and record investments. >> reporter: that's right. you can't. >> you can if you want. >> if i have to choose only one, and i can't pick those things for making college more affordable, i would say moving forward with a better balance and manassas moving forward with the purple line which will benefit both montgomery county and prince georges and prince georges county specifically is finding and forging the partnership that allows us to create a world-class hospital at prince georges county
WETA
Oct 24, 2013 6:00pm EDT
after yesterday's christening of prince george. the picture of the queen with three future monarchs. her son, her grandson, and her great grandson. it is the first image of its kind since the days of queen victoria. windsor nst, and a scale -- dynasty, on a scale we have not seen before. the official photographs were taken shortly after george's baptism yesterday at the chapel royal in st. james's palace. here is the family group. the immediate members of the two families. on one side, the windsors. on the other side, the middletons. the most eye-catching picture is this one of george with his arms in the air and his parents at their most relaxed. from all of them, a sense of relief that the formalities are over. but is this one, the four monarchs, which continually be said to have historic significance. willing for the queen, who have a sense of who will follow her so far into the future, and tangible proof of the continuity that a system of hereditary monarchy offers. the only other comparable photograph was taken more than a century ago. it showed another long-lived queen, victor
WHUT
Feb 22, 2012 7:00pm EST
want to be? >> they did -- the gop did an unusual thing in 2008 and 2009. the george bush presidency was widely regarded as a failure. should bush was on popular. -- george bush was not popular. you have the collapse of wall street and the bailout of wall street. this was extremely unpopular. the pundits in washington across the board were saying the republican party had to become modern. it had to put the conservative days of george bush behind it and they did the opposite. they took a hard turn to the right. george bush was not conservative enough for them. the real answer was to reach out for this kind of free market utopia. that is with the tea party movement was about. here is the strange thing. that strategy worked for them. fantastic, sweeping victory. what has happened is they have learned a lesson. i do not think it is a good lesson. they have learned always moving to the extremes is the way to win. and they seem to be able to criticize one another from a perspective of conservative authenticity. you look at romney and santorum fighting against the other. they acc
PBS
Mar 4, 2010 12:00pm EST
a book, i wrote the speech that george bush should and could have given, ordering airplanes down, saying to the american people, this is why we need international law, this is why we need to collaborate with other countries. instead, what we heard from the beginning was, we will go after these people and kill them. the problem is these people were already dead. none of the people who committed those crimes were afghan spree they were egyptians and saudis. they trained in florida. none of them went to flight school in afghanistan. they went to flight school in minnesota. we went to war with the country across the world from us because we could, because it looked like justice, and it really was about vengeance. it was designed, i think, to lay the political basis for the war that would come later, and iraq. but it was not a war of necessity then, and it is certainly not a war of necessity now, especially since president obama promised, "i will end the war in iraq and expedite afghanistan." the problem is there is a huge contradiction between that promise, which he has kept, but the
PBS
Feb 5, 2010 12:00pm EST
business. i didn't leave, you know. just within the last year, i mean, i played you something. george benson. tavis: let me tell the story before you tell it. if you have not picked up the latest record from george benson, you to do it. george was on this show and i asked him how he got you out of semiretirement if you will, to write that song for him. he said he wanted bill withers to write a song for him so bad. the song that you wrote for george benson, "just a telephone call away" is some beautiful stuff. it's beautiful. >> thank you. tavis: i know you did do that for george benson. >> you don't know about the other stuff i did. tavis: what else did you do? >> the most fun i had, jimmy buffett called me up. he said i'm making a country album and i'm going to do duets with all of these great country artists and people. i said what did you call me for? he said you're about as country as anybody i know. i thought like, man. this would be fun. jimmy's, you know, got a good sense of humor. i got to write stuff like "when you find out things about yourself and you hadn't ought to know a
PBS
Oct 6, 2009 12:00pm EDT
the republican party we're supposed to think about the profamily party. tom delay, george w. bush. that's why i chose this title. it contradicts the imthadge the republican party is trying to put out as a pander to the christian right. tavis: you have a book here that answers this question in greater detail. what happened? >> well, the republican party was top-heavy for a long time. it sought to increase its grassroots base in elections throughout the west. it couldn't win before but what they did is brought a radical movement into the fray that wound up substantially taking over the party so that the big tent party has turned into the wandering circus of sarah palin. tavis: tell me more about how of all the constituents and they are not as vast, of course as the democratic party is in terms of the varying people they serve, how and why they can concede this much power and control to the conservative republican party? >> they comprise only about 12% of the population but they exerted disproportional influence. they are active at the local and state and national level and have had
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Nov 6, 2013 12:00am PST
people. i've got 30 seconds. of our dearlys department friend, george duke. >> we celebrate george every night since he went back to the from which he came from. tavis: i love it. al jarreau is welcome on this show any time. first guestas my from my first show. we didn't want this to end without him paying a visit. him in town.ught >> tavis for president. isis: the latest project called " al jarreau and the metro orchestra live." i love you. give my best to susan. that's our show for tonight. as always, keep the faith. >> for more information on today's show, visit tavis smiley at pbs.org. tavis: hi, i'm tavis smiley. join me next time for a conversation with dennis haysbert and dilbert creator scott adams. that's next time. we'll see you then. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> be more. pbs. >> welcome to "film school shorts," a showcase of the most exciting new talent from across the country. experience the future of film, next on "film school shorts." "film school shorts" is made possible by a grant from maurice kanbar, celebrating t
WHUT
Nov 13, 2009 10:00pm EST
a letter from george washington where he credits the success in the revolution to the same god who freed the israelites. here is moses in the middle of the revolution. i kept saying ben franklin recruiting moses. harriet tubman all the way through to dr. king comparing himself to moses. i was shocked by the number of references and i said i should go through this journey and retrace influenced more americans. his name is moses and he is our true founding father. tavis: you write about him and i am stunne about the parallels. what is the connection between these americans and moses? >> the connection is america is about to leading them out of a difficult and challenging place and taking them to a new and better place. we live in troubled times now. the word egypt means a constricted place. anybody who spent time in a constricted place, it was the pilgrims. there were living in england and holland. they crossed the sea and went to an untested wilderness, set out to create a promised land and alter their lives, was the story of moses. they quoted the moses on the mayflower and it offe
WHUT
Feb 25, 2011 8:30am EST
book called "a simple government. and a conversation with creator george schlatter. it features highlights from the ground breaking comedy series. we are glad you joined us for mike huckabee and george schlatter coming up now. >> all i know is his name is james, and he needs extra help with his reading. >> i am james. >> yes. >> to everyone making a difference -- >> thank you. >> you help us all live better. >> nationwide insurance supports tavis smiley. with every question and every answer, nationwide insurance is proud to join tavis in working to improve financial literacy and remove obstacles to economic empowerment, one conversation at a time. >> nationwide is on your side >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- tavis: mike huckabee is the former governor of arkansas that mounted a bid for the white house back in 2008. he is the host of his own weekly show on the fox news channel and author of a text, 12 things we need f
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Jan 29, 2011 12:00am PST
severe stammer, and he used to listen to keene george vi on the radio -- king george vi on the radio. that was his boyhood hero. he grew up wanting to write about this guy. he thought he could write his passion project, and he attracted the middle son and got the papers of his father but needed permission from the palace. he wrote to the palace and the queen mother broke back, please, not in my lifetime, the memories of these are too painful. he waited, not realizing the queen mother would live till 102. it was almost 30 years later that he was able to sit down and write it. what a sweet about the story, there is this great act of respect from david towards the queen mother's wishes. was it his grandson who exposed to? >> when david wrote the script, he was living in california. these papers went undiscovered. nine weeks before our shoot, we tracked down the grandson of lionell, living in london 10 minutes from where i lived. he had the papers and a filing cabinet, which turned out to be a hand written diary account of the relationship between lionell and the king of england, which n
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May 4, 2011 2:00pm PDT
what you learned from james brown. what did you take away from hanging out with george clinton all of these years? what did you learn from that? we know what you brought to the party. he could not have made it without you. what did you learn from a guy like george clinton? >> towards clinton actually extended everything i thought in the first place. dodge george -- george clinton actually extended everything i thought. there are no walls behind the sky. he gave me a belief in myself that i needed. as a young man, coming up without a father and a home, he gave me the freedom to experiment with myself, experiment with my music. like, right there, he kind of said go ahead and do it. if you wanted to it, go ahead and do it. he opened up the door for me and let me do it. he trusted me. anyone that trusted you back in the day with their worth, we called our drugs our works. anyone who trust you with that, trust you with their life. tavis: how did you survive? drugs took out some repeople. you had your own issues. you are still here and putting it up. you were still doing this thing and you
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Apr 30, 2014 12:00am PDT
the hunt. and as for the fan, george will, a wonderful writer, i asked george -- george, how important is baseball to you? and he said, if the headline in "the washington post" read george will's secret sex life revealed, i would first turn to the cubs box score. [laughter] yous: let me congratulate on the second year in a row you getting a webbie nomination? >> i am new to the world of the internet. i did the first national radio show on a network in 1978. i did the first cable worldwide cnn.on the satellite on and now i am carrying on on the internet partnered with carlos slim, doing an internet show. we hit 4 million viewers in march. it is a whole world, but it is new to me. if you came to me and say you are nominated for a webby. an emmyinute, i have and this is the thrill of my life. i've got a webby nomination. i went to the webby awards. it is a wonderful organization. they are all 21 years old. [laughter] and there are 7000 shows. the titles are lma" nominated for "what we build in the garage." i like to win. you always want to win. so i am numb and -- so i am honore
WHUT
Nov 1, 2013 7:00pm EDT
-- i'm sure you don't need my encouragement to go see it. coming up, speaking of comedians, george wallace. stay with us. tavis: here is a fascinating statistic. children laugh on average 400 times a day. adults only laugh 13 times a day. comedian george wallace has done his best to ratchet up the adult laughter portion. he has so many credits in his career. if we listed them all, we would be here all night. he is putting down what he has learned about comedy and laughter getting through difficult times in a new book called "laugh it off." >> that is the proper way to spell laugh. did you pronounce it right? i think you did. to spell when you get the word out. the most important thing is laugh. it is a different way of looking at life. laughter is healing. laughter is comforting and you need to laugh no matter the situation. angelesned to me in los . if people cut you off on the freeway. you are on a big hurry to get up there and give them the finger. confront them. let them go and laugh it off. tavis: some things aren't funny, george. >> you should make everything funny. even joke
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Oct 23, 2012 8:00am EDT
would discuss the passing of a liberal lion over the weekend, george mcgovern. a conversation with adam nagourney of the new york times coming up right now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: adam nagourney is the l.a. bureau chief for the new york times following years as the paper's chief national political correspondent. good to have you back on this program. we finally arrive at a day i thought would never come. the debates are finally over. it just two weeks from election day. it has been a perennial campaign. let me start with a question that has been on my mind a lot. what do you make of the perennial, never-ending campaign? if you like mitt romney and lose four
WETA
Jan 13, 2010 12:00am EST
. i told people she wathe executiv producer. she produd george lopez. tting a hispanic on primetime >> he's spanic? [laughter] tavis: you know, he got h late night show. i sayou onhere not long ago. take me back sincee're talking about race and tell me what you had to do, how ttappened for you to get thishow in primetime? >> i know that vase something that is here and it is powful -- race is something that is here a it is perful. i wasaised in a family of artists. the people in my house. tavis: your mom was an opera singer? >> eveone under our roof was the because they were brilliant at what theyid. so i fortunately didn't come out of the womb in the womb othe house with a gau on who was better and who was not. i knew who i lovednd there were all theolors of the inbow within that love so when i approached the "george lez show" we sawis comedy act and the man's brillnt. anyone who c make you genuinely laugh anmoved and cry and tell a story a by himsel onhat stage deserves to have aorum to d so and he just blew me away. he was better than any idea we came up with. said the idease have
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Sep 3, 2009 7:00pm EDT
. now you have people like george will who are saying that conservatives, it is time to get out. talk about the intersection on this issue of policy and politics. >> it is an interesting dynamic. you have a president whose policy on afghanistan right now is supported by roughly 70% of republicans, only 30% of democrats. it is not his party that is behind him right now, it is republicans to residually support the afghanistan picy because that was something started under the last president, president bush. as those conservatives begin to lose patience, there is less incentive for them to remain behind this president than they might have the last one. you will see people like george will and other conservatives say, well, i am not sure this will and well. maybe it is time to begin to disengage. tavis: how much of what president obama is dealing with has to do with the previous administration, it to your earlier point, taking its eye off the ball in afghanistan? >> that is the argument that president obama made as a candidate, in large part as a juxtaposition from iraq. the democrat posit
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Sep 6, 2012 2:30pm PDT
work. did we saw george bush have major tax cuts for the rich. we have fewer jobs after those bushwhacks cuts, and the median wage started to drop, ending in the crash of 2008. what we have seen in the clinton administration, of which are was very proud to be secretary of labor, that when we raise taxes at the top, when you expand infrastructure, when you build the economy from the bottom, you get a sustained recovery is, and you get a larger middle class with an upward mobility. >> "the new york times" did a story about the clinton administration when you were secretary of labor, and they found now 15 years later more women and children are falling into poverty than ever before, primarily because that program did not work so well, and peter was right about stepping down because he disagreed with that approach. your thoughts about about welfare program, since we are hearing so much about welfare once again. >> i was very much against the president's signing the bill. ihought it was the third bill the republicans sent. i thought he should hold out for a much better bill. the pr
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Dec 15, 2011 8:30am EST
is outed from mi5, mi6. he is an a comic character. his name is mr. george smiley. you are probably on this journey one of two smileys i will meet. there is another man called franks miley who is the show who is -- frank smiley for the show runner for conan. my character is george smiley. tavis: the tree like the short run around here so what is the difference? -- they treat me like the show runner around here so what is the difference. >> i would never have dreamed, i am from that school, i am a little bit of a snob. i like film. when a film is projected, it breathes a little in the gate. that is the magic for its -- of it for me. this jumper generation can watch movies now and focus on the screen that is the size of a cell phone. they get a quicker. tavis: you mentioned your sons, but for those who do not know, what is carre's work, th the movie about? >> it is -- we meet george smiley who is the chief deputy to the guy in the british secret intelligence service, control. they're both added by the new school, the new regime coming in. then they discover there is a mole, an informe
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Jan 3, 2011 7:00pm EST
who passed away at the age of 47, but george had a mantra, i want to make "good fellows." he wanted to bring a new energy. he and i met abramoff in prison before we started shooting. and we both discovered that this was a remarkably charming guy and very funny guy. >> you could actually see why at the peak of his power, he could own a room, he was the most successful republican lobbyist in the history of d.c. so you're trying -- to a certain degree -- i made a film called "recount" for hbo. you can hear the yawning across the country. but the choices that these characters make, the outrageousness of the situation. you can't write this stuff. and i think therefore it is inherently funny. there are some parts of it, you laugh because you cannot believe that this stuff is really going down. tavis: if my research is correct -- >> and it probably isn't. tavis: in this meeting that you had with mr. abramoff in prison. the story is that he tries to talk you out of doing the film. >> it's true only that i wasn't there for that particular one. when george sat with him he apparently did spend
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Feb 10, 2012 12:00am PST
it is a fine line, because george lucas, at the same time we are celebrating your wonderful performances, and george lucas has made a lot more money in hollywood than us. george lucas cannot get a money about black male heroes made. we can get the made nate, but he cannot get a studio -- we can get maids, but he cannot get a studio to make it. he has to beg somebody to distribute it. they still tell him no, and he has to put up his own money to distribute it. it is the industry that wears me out. i talked to people every night. >> it wears me out on a different level, because to me there are not enough multifaceted roles for women who look like me. they are roles when i open up the script and the character goes on a journey, where i see a balance, where i am not always dignified, i know everything, i see everything, i am this straight black woman friend, all knowing, what ever. i am talking about a multifaceted human being that actually lives and breathes. i have a problem and with that. i have a problem without having more roles that are lead roles. i have issues with that,
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