My Conversation With Aretha Franklin

03/12/2011 02:46 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Tavis Smiley PBS talk show host, PRI radio host, NYT bestselling author

I recently sat down with the Queen of Soul, the legendary singer Aretha Franklin, on my syndicated radio show, The Tavis Smiley Show from PRI, to discuss her 50th anniversary in show business, life -- including the latest details of her health, and a new album by Columbia Records.

During our conversation, Ms. Franklin gave me an exclusive preview of her new song, "The Way We Were" with Ron Isley.

You can listen to a snippet of our conversation below.

The entire conversation airs this weekend on public radio stations nationwide or you can visit to listen to the program in its entirety.