This week on The Tavis Smiley Show


Year in Review – Segment A, Hour 1

Our Year in Review panel discussion begins with Michael Fauntroy, Deroy Murdock and Connie Rice discussing how Republican candidates soundly defeated Democrats in the midterm elections. They also look ahead to the GOP’s agenda as it prepares to take control of Congress in 2015.

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Year in Review — Segment A, Hour 2

Our panelists begin the second hour of our 2014 Year in Review discussion with a look at the unexpected rise of the Islamic militant group ISIS in the Middle East and debate whether the U.S. should negotiate for the release of American hostages.

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Year in Review – Segment B, Hour 1

In this segment, our panelists discuss President Obama’s executive order on immigration and the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the use of torture by the CIA.

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Year in Review – Segment B, Hour 2

In this segment, our panelists discuss foreign affairs, including the Ebola outbreak, aggressive actions by Russian President Vladimir Putin, North Korea's involvement in the Sony hacking incident, and the kidnappings of schoolgirls in Nigeria by Boko Haram militants.

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Year in Review – Segment C, Hour 1

The first hour of our discussion concludes with conversations about the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder, the U.S. Secret Service lapses that led to security breaches at the White House, and the spate of controversial incidents that led to the deaths of unarmed African Americans at the hands of police officers.

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Year in Review – Segment C, Hour 2

We conclude our Year in Review panel with a conversation about the sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby, and reflections on the lives, careers and legacies of Maya Angelou and Ruby Dee.

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George Johnson – Sports Drill

In his final regularly scheduled commentary, George Johnson reflects on the top sports events of 2014, and on his decade-long relationship with our program.

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Quote of the week

Real love is deliberate.