Oprah Winfrey is returning to the world of talk shows with a new series on Apple TV+.
“The Oprah Conversation” will debut July 30 and will feature Winfrey and Ibram X. Kendi, author of the best-selling book “How To Be an Antiracist,” speaking with white people about racism. Apple and Winfrey said in a statement: “It’s time to bring humanity back to the conversation,” Winfrey, one of the most influential women in the United States, said on Twitter. Winfrey said she hoped to have “conversations that unite us – not divide us.”
The first episode will be free to stream on Apple TV+. The new series will “explore impactful and relevant topics with fascinating thought leaders from all over the world,” the statement said. The second episode of “The Oprah Conversation” will be streamed on Aug. 7 and will feature a two-part interview with former football player Emmanuel Acho, the host of “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man.” The episode will include questions from white and Latino guests.
The episodes will be filmed remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic, but will include audience engagement.
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