Tavis Smiley announces deal for new show

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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) (1/8/2018) - Less than a month after PBS dropped Tavis Smiley's talk show because of inappropriate relationships with subordinates, Smiley is going back to work.

He announced a deal Monday for a new series about inspirational stories titled, "The Upside with Tavis Smiley." It will be distributed digitally and also will be shown on The Word Network, a cable and satellite network with religious programming aimed at an African-American audience.

Smiley also said he would do a series of "town hall" style meetings to discussion appropriate workplace conduct.

He's characterized his relationships as consensual, but PBS investigators reportedly found women made uncomfortable by them.

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1/8/2018 3:00:42 PM (GMT -5:00)

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