Tavis Smiley and Cornell West…Charlie Rose (PBS)

It was a treat (even though I didn’t see all) to see most of an interview of up and coming talk show host Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornell West, professor of Religion at Princeton on the Charlie Rose show on PBS tonight.

Items that struck me included…

Tavis cited a philosophy of… You can’t lead people if you don’t love people, you can’t save people if you don’t serve people.

The 2008 election in light of that philosophy, left many in both main parties looking like hollow, “pretzel”-like transformer typical politicians….

Tavis noted several “empty podiums” in recent debates (Republican) and that the “empty podiums” would likely come back to haunt these candidates later in the election cycle. One of these situations was a Republican Forum that Tavis moderated at Morgan State University.

Dr. West went on to admonish candidates from both parties to “find your voice” and”be who you are”.

Tavis agreed and cited a hunger in the voting public looking for “authenticity” in a candidate.

I didn’t realize that Tavis had a radio show on PRI that airs on some NPR stations in addition to his PBS talk show. Dr. West is a long time friend and appears on his show and has a current book with SmileyBooks company.

http://www.charlierose.com

http://www.pbs.org/kcet/tavissmiley/

.

___________________________________

Thanks for checking out my posting. Check out the latest at https://mrobvious.wordpress.com

.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: