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Tavis Smiley Reports

Dudamel: Conducting a Life (#104)

An extraordinary look into the life and artistry of the L.A. Philharmonic's charismatic conductor. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: This landmark series will showcase Tavis' unique perspective on the issues facing Americans today.

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  • One On One with Hillary Clinton (#101)

    In the first of four primetime specials that examine some of the country's defining moments, noted broadcaster Tavis Smiley accompanies Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on a diplomatic mission abroad, to meetings on Capitol Hill and within the State Department itself, to give the American public a candid and incisive view of the inner workings of U.S. diplomacy and international relations. [56 minutes]

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  • MLK: A Call to Conscience (#102)

    Delve into Martin Luther King Jr.'s great 1967 speech, "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence." [56 minutes]

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  • New Orleans: Been in the Storm Too Long (#103)

    Tavis and director Jonathan Demme visit New Orleans on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. [56 minutes]

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  • Too Important to Fail (#201)

    A disturbing aspect of the education crisis, the dropout rate of black teenage males, is examined. [56 minutes]

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  • Education Under Arrest (#301)

    This program looks at the efforts by those on the frontlines of juvenile justice reform and what programs are successful in breaking the school-to-prison pipeline. Tavis Smiley travels to Washington state, Louisiana, Missouri and California, meeting the educators, law enforcement, judges, youth advocates and the at-risk teens themselves who are working together to get kids out of the juvenile justice system, back into high school and through to graduation. [56 minutes]

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