Oprah to address COVID-19 impact on black America for Apple TV+


Oprah special on COVID-19 and its impact on black America to air on OWN and Apple TV+ for free.
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Oprah Winfrey is set to host a conversation about how COVID-19 has impacted black America during an Apple TV+ special that will be available for free.

The special, “Oprah Talks COVID-19 – The Deathly Impact on Black America”, will air Tuesday, April 14, at 11 p.m. and stream on AppleTV+ and OWN.

Check out the teaser:

During the special, Oprah will speak with multiple people from the black community about COVID-19. The coronavirus has affected African-Americas at a disproportionate rate. Chicago’s mayor recently revealed that 72% of COVID-19 deaths in the city were black people, even though they only make up about one-third of the population.

Some of the guests during the special will include CNN host Van Jones, Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot, New York Times staff writer Nikole Hannah-Jones and Dr. Aletha Maybank, Chief Health Equity Officer at the American Medical Association. Additional guests will join the special remotely with Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson set to give a musical performance.

The special is part of Oprah’s series focused on COVID-19. For the first episode, she interviewed movie star Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina Dhowre after Elba tested positive for the coronavirus.

Worldwide there are over 1.97 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 with more than 125,700 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. In the U.S., there are over 603,000 confirmed cases and more than 25,570 deaths.


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