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CLIPS FROM 'OPRAH’S SUPERSOUL CONVERSATIONS' PODCAST FEATURING FORMER MAYOR OF NEW ORLEANS MITCH LANDRIEU

Interview Available on Apple Podcasts and Other Podcast Platforms Beginning Monday, August 6

August 1, 2018

Contact - Gemma Bauer
Specialist, Communications
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LOS ANGELES – “Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations” podcast features an interview with the former mayor of New Orleans Mitch Landrieu. The interview will be available on Apple Podcasts (ApplePodcasts.com/OprahSuperSoul) and other podcast platforms beginning Monday, August 6. The second part of the podcast interview will be available beginning Wednesday, August 8. Full video from the podcast interview will be available on Sunday, August 5 via Facebook Watch on the SuperSoul Facebook platform at 8 a.m. PT / 11 a.m. ET. O, The Oprah Magazine will also run a feature on Landrieu in the September issue, which is on stands August 7.

 

About the Interview

Oprah Winfrey spoke with former mayor of New Orleans Mitch Landrieu earlier this summer as his time in office serving the public for 30 years came to a close. The candid conversation highlights race, politics, history and where he thinks America should go from here. Landrieu discusses his controversial, headline-making decision to remove four prominent Confederate monuments from the city of New Orleans that had stood in the city for over 100 years. Landrieu documents the historical removal of the monuments in his New York Times bestselling memoir “In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History.” Landrieu and Winfrey also discuss the importance of forgiveness and how acknowledging the mistakes of the past is the only true path to healing.

 

Following are video clips from the conversation (with embed code):

 

Former New Orleans Mayor on Removing Confederate Monuments: "They Had to Come Down"

http://www.oprah.com/own-supersoulsessions/former-new-orleans-mayor-on-removing-confederate-monuments

 

The Backlash New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Faced After Removing Confederate Monuments

http://www.oprah.com/own-supersoulsessions/the-backlash-mitch-landrieu-faced-after-removing-confederate-monument

 

About “Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations”

“Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations” delivers insight and inspiration from renowned thought leaders to awaken viewers to their best selves and discover a deeper connection to the world around them between Oprah Winfrey and top thinkers, authors and spiritual luminaries. The network’s podcast debuted in August 2017 at #1 on Apple Podcasts and can be found at ApplePodcasts.com/OprahSuperSoul and other podcast platforms. Since launch, the podcast has been downloaded over 63 million times. Recent podcast interviews have featured Amy Schumer, Tom Brady, will.i.am, Maria Shriver, Jordan Peele, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Trevor Noah, Salma Hayek Pinault, and Stephen Colbert.

 

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Media Contacts:

 

Kristin Silady

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

Kristin_Silady@own.tv

323-602-1734

 

Gemma Bauer

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

Gemma_Bauer@own.tv

312-739-5444