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PBS renews ‘Tavis Smiley’ talk show for 2 seasons

This undated image from video released by PBS shows host Tavis Smiley, right, during an interview with Hillary Rodham Clinton on “Tavis Smiley Reports.” PBS is renewing the late-night talk show “Tavis Smiley” for two years. (AP Photo/PBS, File) by Lynn ElberAP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tavis Smiley says PBS is renewing his late-night talk show for two years. That will keep the “Tavis Smiley” show airing through 2015 on public TV stations nationwide, Smiley said Wednesday. The program is in its 10th season.

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Gates charts 5 centuries of African American history in new PBS documentary

This Aug. 7, 2013 photo provided by Rahoul Ghose/PBS shows Henry Louis Gates Jr. during PBS’ “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates Jr.” session at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Rahoul Ghose/PBS) by Frazier MooreAP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) – Slavery in the United States was once a roaring success whose wounds still afflict the country today. So says Henry Louis Gates, Jr., who examines both its success and shame in “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross,” his new PBS documentary series that traces 500 years of black history. “Slavery is a perfect example of why we need limits on the more unfortunate aspects of human nature,” he says. “Slavery was capitalism gone berserk.”