Black people in America are being disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. According to reports, blacks make up for about half of the confirmed cases and deaths related to the virus. As lawmakers and medical professionals call on the government to release racial data related to the coronavirus, Apple TV has called on Oprah Winfrey to cover COVID-19’s deadly impact on black America.
Winfrey is known for being able to gain access to people who are often overlooked and receive answers to questions others forget to ask. For those reasons and more, Apple TV teamed up with Winfrey as she sheds more light on the adverse and devastating effects the coronavirus pandemic is having on black people across the country.
The special presentation, Oprah Winfrey Talks COVID-19 – The Deadly Impact on Black America, is set to premiere Tuesday, April 14 at 11:00 pm ET/8:00 pm PT on Apple TV+ for free without a subscription, with a special airing on OWN.
Through a series of intimate remote conversations, Winfrey explores how black America and the country can move forward during the international crisis.
During the presentation, Winfrey speaks with leaders, families, journalists, and politicians in the black community.
She also sat down with Van Jones, CNN host & CEO of Reform Alliance; Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot; Dr. Aletha Maybank, Chief Health Equity Officer at the American Medical Association; and Nikole Hannah-Jones, New York Times staff writer and founder of 1619 Project, 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 people can support those most in need; and hear personal experiences from those on the frontline fighting this pandemic. Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson gives a heartwarming and inspiring musical performance.
Oprah and Van Jones
Tune in to the special presentation for free and hear from experts and people facing challenges that provide insight, meaning, and tangible advice for the human spirit.
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