Prince, Tavis SmileyStevie Wonder, Carole King and Etta James are just a few of the music icons who will be featured on the 2,000th episode of "Tavis Smiley" that will celebrate its 10th season on PBS Friday.
Smiley, who has interviewed a diverse range of guests from President Barack Obama to filmmaker Quentin Tarantino to Academy Award winning actress Sally Field, has managed to continuously produce compelling content without succumbing to the salacious reporting that has become commonplace in the media.
"I'm interested in the humanity and the complexity of my guests, the stuff I don't know. Not the gossip that I've been over-saturated with. I think our audience wants new and fresh, not old and stale," he said in a statement released to Yahoo! Music.Read More »from Prince, Stevie Wonder and Esperanza Spalding, Tavis Smiley Show’s 2,000th Episode Highlights