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My Conversation on Hip-Hop With Geraldo Rivera

02/24/2015 10:34 am ET | Updated Apr 26, 2015

Last night I was joined by Geraldo Rivera, one of the most recognizable and respected figures in investigative journalism. He has recently found himself in some hot water, however, after making some controversial remarks about the impact that Hip-Hop has had on minority communities. In a recent interview on HuffPost Live, he said, "Hip-Hop has done more damage to black and brown people than racism in the last 10 years."

​​In the clip below, Geraldo explains his position but concedes that in describing Hip-Hop in general as being harmful to young minorities, he may have painted with too broad a brush.

For more of our conversation, go to our website: pbs.org/tavis. Be sure to tune in to Tavis Smiley tonight on PBS. Check your local TV listings.