Farewell, Oprah: 5 Possible Replacements for the Talk Show Queen

With the end of The Oprah Winfrey Show, a new crop of promising African American TV personalities are set to carry the torch


The talk show host, author, and activist’s resume boasts a range of media highlights, including host of BET’s top-rated Tonight with Tavis Smiley; host of NPR’s The Tavis Smiley Show, where he interviewed President Barack Obama, among other notable figures; and commentator on radio’s top-syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show. Today, Smiley continues building his brand as host of a PBS late-night show that bears his name, and with his company Smiley Radio Properties, which recently teamed up with Public Radio International in a deal for weekly broadcast of Smiley and West, his radio program with Princeton professor, Cornell West.

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