Doing What's Right
How to Fight for What You Believe--And Make a Difference
By Tavis Smiley
(Anchor, Paperback, 9780385499316, 160pp.)
Publication Date: December 26, 2000
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In Doing What's Right, Tavis Smiley shows how each one of us can battle complacency and fight for the causes we support. Smiley is the host of "Black Entertainment Television Tonight with Tavis Smiley," a one-hour nightly talk show that reaches fifty-five million households, and his political and social commentary is heard daily on "The Tom Joyner Morning Show," a national radio program with a listenership of seven million. "The Smiley Report," his monthly newsletter, has a circulation of three to four million readers.
Smiley's career was inspired by his lifelong determination to make a difference. Through the media, he has helped to galvanize public opinion and initiate national grassroots campaigns on everything from corporate responsibility to voter turnout. In Doing What's Right, Smiley urges everyone to become involved and presents a practical and motivating gameplan for making it happen.
Travis Smiley is the host of BET Tonight with Travis Smiley, a nightly television talk show that reaches sixty million households. He has interviewed everyone from Bill Clinton to Pope John Paul II, from Fidel Castro to Bill Cosby. In addition, Smiley's political and social commentary is heard twice weekly on The Tom Joyner Morning Show, a national radio program with a listenership of seven million. The Smiley Report, his quarterly newsletter, has a circulation of three to four million readers. The author of Hard Left, On Air, and, most recently, How to Make Black America Better, Smiley is one of the most celebrated commentators in America. He lives in Los Angeles.
"Travis Smiley writes like he talks... Clear, passionate, and to the point... he gives you the impression he's a friend talking directly to you."- Detroit Free Press