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Tavis Smiley and Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart and Tavis Smiley

Jon Stewart and Tavis Smiley

A couple of days ago I was hanging out with two great guys and great friends of mine, Jon Stewart and Tavis Smiley. These two men just delight me. I hang out with them all the time. I love people who are bright, fun and intelligent and who have big hearts. Whether it’s their wit and brilliance, their passion, their unique and vibrant interests or their secret smiles, I just love them. They are in my home all the time and I am so glad to have them in my life.

Now, Jon Stewart is releasing his new film, “Rosewater,” and Tavis Smiley just released his new book, “Death of a King.” They both have a unique brilliance that becomes a gift to us all. And they have such versatility!

Jon Stewart can come into my home any time! He can talk about anything! He can interview almost anyone and still keep his wit, humor and wisdom about him. You know where he stands and still, he is honoring of those he interviews even when he disagrees with their point of view. He does ask them great, poignant and fun questions and brings the humor or irony or absurdity into the conversation. That is genuine generosity. In this world, that is amazing!

Tavis Smiley brings his passion and joy into my home. I love this guy’s laugh. You can see that his joy and heart drive him. His eyes light up. When he interviews artists, you can see their soul shine and you can see how much Tavis loves the arts and the artists. Of course, he is politically astute, brings forward brilliant perspectives and he also introduces a deep passion for those who deserve to be acknowledged. Continue reading