Smiley with rapper Lupe Fiasco on the ‘Tavis Smiley Show’

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Congratulations to Tavis Smiley!

S&A is reporting that his popular PBS program The Tavis Smiley Show  has been extended for two more years. The news was confirmed this week by PBS Beth Hoppe, PBS Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming.

“Tavis Smiley continues to be an important asset for PBS,” said Hoppe. “Tavis and his colleagues produce shows that bring an intellectual richness to our audience with the mix of news and entertainment. Tavis’ tremendous curiosity, passion and understanding are clear in every interview he takes on – PBS is proud to be his television home.”

The show, which is currently in its 10th season, can be seen in more than 200 markets including New York City, LA, Washington D.C., Atlanta and Chicago.

“I am excited to continue with such a strong broadcasting platform as PBS,” said Smiley. “My team and I are proud of what we’ve accomplished over the past 10 seasons and look forward to bringing our loyal viewers more in-depth conversations as we head into the 11th season. I want to thank Walmart for its generous and long-standing support.”

2014 is already shaping up to be a banner year for the Smiley. Not only will he be celebrating 20 years in the broadcasting business but he will also receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 24, 2014.

Kudos once again!

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