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‘OPRAH TALKS COVID-19 - THE DEATHLY IMPACT ON BLACK AMERICA’ AIRING TUESDAY APRIL 14 AT 11 P.M. ET/PT

Oprah Winfrey Hosts Virtual Conversations with Guests Including CNN Host Van Jones, Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Dr. Aletha Maybank and a Special Performance by Oscar Winner Jennifer Hudson

April 13, 2020

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April 13, 2020

APPLE TO PREMIERE SPECIAL PRESENTATION ‘OPRAH TALKS COVID-19 - THE DEATHLY IMPACT ON BLACK AMERICA,’ FREE ON APPLE TV+, WITH SPOTLIGHT AIRING ON OWN, TUESDAY, APRIL 14 AT 11 P.M. ET/PT

Oprah Winfrey Hosts Virtual Conversations with Guests Including CNN Host Van Jones, Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Dr. Aletha Maybank and a Special Performance by Oscar Winner Jennifer Hudson

Los Angeles, CA – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Apple announced a special conversation featuring Oprah Winfrey as she discusses the dramatic effects the COVID-19 pandemic is having on African-Americans across the country, speaking with leaders,  doctors, journalists and real people suffering under this enormous threat. The special will air Tuesday, April 14 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on OWN and stream on AppleTV+.  

In the special, Oprah speaks with Van Jones, CNN host & CEO of Reform Alliance; Nikole Hannah-Jones, New York Times staff writer and founder of 1619 Project; Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot; and Dr. Aletha Maybank, Chief Health Equity Officer at the American Medical Association, with additional guests joining in from their respective remote locations around the country to share what Americans need to know about how COVID-19 is impacting certain regions, how we can support those most in need and hear personal experiences from those on the frontline fighting this pandemic. Then, Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson gives a heartwarming and inspiring musical performance. 

The special is part of Apple’s "Oprah Talks COVID-19,” a new series offering timely conversations around the global health crisis, available to watch for free on Apple TV+ at apple.co/-oprahtalks.  In "Oprah Talks COVID-19,” Oprah Winfrey explores how can we mindfully move through a crisis while holding on to ourselves and our humanity. Oprah has remote conversations with experts and people facing challenges to provide insight, meaning, and tangible advice for the human spirit.  

Click here for a link to the promo, with embed code available upon request. https://twitter.com/OWNTV/status/1249042084314529792

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