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Tavis Talks To TJMS Audience About Leaving

As usual, the brother has the gift with words and will take you to where he wants you to go. He opens by saying he was shocked that Tom Joyner came on the air and discussed their private conversation. Tavis then states that he accepts Tom’s apology.

I waited to hear Tavis address Tom’s accussation that he is leaving because of his commentary directed at Obama. It never came directly… the only thing Tavis said was that he can take the heat but prefers the light. To me, that is as political a response as you can get. Tom plainly said that Tavis cannot take it so he quit.

I can appreciate the long list of things that Tavis is leading or co-leading. In my opinion, he made a good choice by stepping aside to focus on the other things. He only one person and has only so many hours in the day. The timing of it isn’t perfect, but when is there ever a perfect time.

Click here to hear Tavis on the TJMS 4.15.08.

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Tavis’ Statement On Leaving TJMS

Posted on the tavistalks.com website

Friends and Supporters:

There is no way to put into words the love and respect that Tom Joyner and I have for each other, or the love affair that I’ve had with TJMS listeners for almost 12 years now.

Due to the overwhelming amount of phone calls and e-mails I have received from listeners and other media, I wanted to briefly clarify a few issues that I will address more fully in my regular TJMS commentary on Tuesday morning, April 15, at 8:20 a.m. ET.

I did not “quit” the Tom Joyner Morning Show effective immediately. In July, I will celebrate my 12th anniversary with the show, and as I discussed with Tom, it is my intention to take on the issues of the day in my commentary twice every week with the same energy, passion and commitment until the end of June.

Contrary to what has been suggested, I have decided to clear some things off my plate so that I can devote my time and attention to some exciting and empowering projects that The Smiley Group, Inc. and other divisions of my company have underway this summer, this fall, and beyond.

I look forward to continuing the dialogue on Tuesday and in the coming months.