Tavis Smiley sues PBS for racial reasons. Tavis Smiley is sueing PBS claiming he was fired for racial reasons not sexual harassment. Uh Oh Tavis who worked for PBS for 14 years was fired in December for sexual harassment allegations who Tavis said was consensual with co workers over the years. PBS says his lawsuit is ridiculous, but is it racial after being employed with the company for 14 years??