Tavis Smiley To Begin New Program Despite Allegations

Less than a month after P-B-S dropped Miami County native Tavis Smiley’s talk show after claims of inappropriate relationships with subordinates, Smiley has announced plans for a new series.

“The Upside with Tavis Smiley,” will be streamed online and shown on The Word Network, a religious-oriented cable and satellite channel.

Among those caught up in sexual misconduct cases the past few months, Smiley has been most aggressive in fighting back and is the first to publicly announce plans to resume his career.