On the heels of Wednesday's celebration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, "Piers Morgan Live" invited Tavis Smiley to offer his perspective on today's ceremony as well as Dr. Martin Luther King's famous "I have a dream" speech.
"It was a great day, there is no doubt about it," Smiley exclaimed. "But, Dr. King, in his life talked about the triple threat - the three evils - of racism, poverty and militarism. I said the other day if you're not going to talk about racism, poverty and militarism then why stand where Martin stood if you're trying to do justice to his legacy."
Smiley questioned our celebration of Dr. King while looking ahead to possible action in Syria:
"Are we going to honor Dr. King today in Washington with our words and then dishonor him tomorrow or in the days to come in Syria with our deeds?"
Watch the clip for more of Morgan's interview with Tavis Smiley as he explains what he saw in Barack Obama's speech, and for the next edition of "Piers Morgan Live," watch CNN every night at 9.
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