02/03/2015 09:46 am ET Updated Apr 05, 2015

My Conversation About 'Ghettoside' With Jill Leovy

On Wednesday night I'm joined by award-winning crime reporter Jill Leovy, who has just published her first book, Ghettoside. ​In the text, Leovy argues that we need to direct national attention to what she describes as a profoundly troubling "plague" of black-on-black murders.

In the clip below, I ask Jill why she thinks there has been such enthusiasm from non-black authors and critics for her book's framing of the issue.

For more of our conversation, be sure to tune in to Tavis Smiley on PBS. Check our website for your local TV listings: