Tavis Smiley Honored With Award
September 16, 2009 at 4:40 AM (PT)
PBS and PUBLIC RADIO INTERNATIONAL host and former NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO host TAVIS SMILEY has been named the recipient of the 2009 Interdependence Day Prize at the Seventh Annual Interdependence Day Forum and Celebration in ISTANBUL, TURKEY. The award was presented on SATURDAY (9/12) by CIVWORLD, an international project of DEMOS, a non-partisan public policy research and advocacy organization based in NEW YORK.
CIVWORLD Pres. BENJAMIN R. BARBER calles SMILEY a "fearless television broadcaster, intrepid interviewer and ardent humanitarian, who has become a voice for all humankind by putting honesty before interest, civil discourse before polemics and integrity before advantage...."