This week on The Tavis Smiley Show


Harry Belafonte

On the show this week, we’re marking the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech. First, Hollywood legend and activist Harry Belafonte discusses his friendship with Dr. Martin Luther King, patriotism and the inspiration behind Dr. King’s "Beyond Vietnam" speech.

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Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr

Reverend. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr talks about the backlash his friend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr faced after his “Beyond Vietnam” speech.

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Jeremy Scahill

Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill looks at Dr. King’s thoughts on American militarism, as outlined in “Beyond Vietnam”.

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Marc Lamont Hill, Ash-lee Woodard Henderson and Rashad Robinson

Professor and author Marc Lamont Hill, Co-Executive Director of the Highlander Research and Education Center Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson, and Color of Change Executive Director Rashad Robinson, look at the future of the Civil Rights Movement.

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Quote of the week

Be strong enough to withstand projection.