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Root For Tavis Smiley on 'Dancing With the Stars'

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    ABC released their long anticipated celebrity cast list for season 19 of 'Dancing With the Stars' and there's one name on the list that actually might get me to watch the show for the first time. Longtime talk show host Tavis Smiley will be joining the cast this season and I can't help but root for him to go all the way.

    Smiley has a long and impressive resume. He is a staunch liberal who uses his radio and television shows to discuss some of the toughest issues facing our country; specifically race, ethnicity, and diversity. He has long used his platform to challenge America's first black President to discuss these types of issues that impact black Americans in a disproportionate number and it is of no surprise that the two share a strained relationship.

    His relationship with the President will not be what I worry about when I decide to tune into the show for the first time this season. The show doesn't tend to have many political personalities that I follow on a consistent basis, so it is rather exciting to have someone on the show that I can root for.

    You can see the full list of the stars by clicking the link below:
    http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/dancing-stars-2014-season-19-celebrity-cast-revealed/story?id=25215335

    Is anyone planning on watching the show this season? Will you be rooting for Tavis Smiley or for one of the other personalities?