Pubcaster Tavis Smiley is chosen by Time for its top 100

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Tavis Smiley, host of talk shows on PBS and Public Radio International, is one of “The World’s Most Influential People” as chosen by Time magazine. The list of 100 includes individuals in politics, business, arts, science, media and more, each considered to have transformed the world in some way. This year’s honorees include President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, champion golfer Tiger Woods, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, rapper M.I.A., media mogul Ted Turner and actor Brad Pitt. Smiley is also the author or editor of 14 books and created of the traveling museum exhibit, America I AM: The African American Imprint.