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PBS Suspends Distribution Of IU Alumnus Tavis Smiley Show

Tavis Smiley is a graduate of Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

PBS says it has indefinitely suspended distribution of Tavis Smiley's talk show after an independent investigation uncovered "multiple, credible allegations" of misconduct by its host.

Smiley grew up in Indiana and is a graduate of Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA).

PBS said in a statement Wednesday it had engaged an outside law firm to investigate "troubling allegations" against the host. It said it interviewed witnesses and Smiley and uncovered charges of conduct "that is inconsistent with the values and standards of PBS."

A representative for PBS declined to specify the nature of the allegations against Smiley.

Smiley has maintained close ties with the university since he graduated in 2003. He was the featured speaker for commencement at IU Bloomington in May 2007, and also received The President's Medal for Excellence. He funds a scholarship program for African American students at SPEA. Smiley worked with faculty at SPEA to publish a book in 2016 on the plight of black Americans. An atrium in the school is named after him.

SPEA representatives are directing questions to IU Communications. Spokesperson Chuck Carney declined to comment on what he said is "an ongoing situation."

"Tavis came to IU in the 1980s with nothing but a suitcase. He left as an accomplished debater and public speaker, eventually building a successful business of media programs, best-selling books and motivational seminars," said WTIU General Manager Perry Metz. "We're sad to learn of these accusations and have been notified that PBS will no longer distribute the program."

In a statement Wednesday on Facebook, Smiley said he has never "groped, coerced or inappropriately exposed myself to any workplace colleague" in a 30-year broadcast career. He said PBS declined to identify his accusers in an interview with him.

"Put simply, PBS overreacted and conducted a biased and sloppy investigation, which led to a rush to judgment, and trampling on a reputation that I have spent an entire lifetime trying to establish," Smiley said. " This has gone too far. And, I, for one, intend to fight back."

His nightly program has aired on PBS and WTIU since 2004. WTIU is in the process of exploring alternate content.

Last month, PBS made the decision to part ways with Charlie Rose after multiple women came forward accusing him of sexual misconduct.

The Associated Press contributed to this story. This post has been updated.Â

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