This week on The Tavis Smiley Show


Noam Chomsky – Influences on World View

Noam Chomsky is internationally recognized as one of the world’s most critically engaged public intellectuals. The MIT professor of linguistics has long been an unapologetic critic of both American foreign policy and the ideological role of the mainstream media.

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Randi Weingarten – Overhaul of No Child Left Behind

American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten shares her views on the role education will play in the 2016 president race, and provides an update on efforts in Congress to overhaul No Child Left Behind, the current iteration of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson 50 years ago this month.

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Robert Kenner – “Merchants of Doubt”

Filmmaker Robert Kenner discusses his new documentary “Merchants of Doubt,” which lifts the curtain on a secretive group of charismatic spin doctors who are paid to manipulate public opinion on issues ranging from tobacco use to climate change.

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Quote of the week

The question is not how'd you come up with that idea, the question is what do you intend to do with it?