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Tavis Smiley to speak at GSU
Radio, TV host part of MLK Jr. observance
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Tavis Smiley
    Television and radio host Tavis Smiley will speak at Georgia Southern University’s Performing Arts Center on Thursday, January 15th  at 7 p.m. as part of the University’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance Program.  Smiley will speak about diversity, politics, current events and urging  oung people to become the leaders of tomorrow.
    Smiley is host of the late night television talk show “Tavis Smiley” on PBS and the radio program “The Tavis Smiley Show” on Public Radio International.
    Smiley was the first American to ever simultaneously host signature talk shows on both public television and public radio.
    Smiley also offers political commentary twice a week on the “Tom Joyner Morning Show.”  “Newsweek” profiled him as one of the “Twenty People Changing How Americans
Get Their News.”  
    Seating for Smiley’s appearance is limited. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Free tickets will be available at the Performing Arts Center to anyone with a Georgia Southern ID on Wednesday, and to the public on Thursday.
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