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Monday, April 14, 2008

Tavis's feud with Obama ... a correction

I received this email message from Andi Sporkin of NPR...

Your April 12 blog posting about Tavis Smiley makes statements about the work he does on NPR. Mr. Smiley has not worked at NPR since Fall 2004. I believe the program to which you are referring is his radio show for PRI, which is unaffiliated with us. I'd appreciate your posting being corrected since its claims about NPR hosts was inaccurate.

Thank you for this correction, Andi. Although the essence of my statements are unchanged regarding the role Mr. Smiley has played in the media, I stand corrected for reporting he is presently an on-air personality for NPR.

Raul Ramos y Sanchez

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