9:30am PT by Rick Porter
Megan Rapinoe to Host HBO Interview Special
Megan Rapinoe will host a special for HBO Sports — but the discussion won't necessarily center on athletics.
The soccer star and 2019 Women's World Cup outstanding player will be joined by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and Patriot Act host Hasan Minhaj for Seeing America With Megan Rapinoe. The half-hour special is set to air Saturday on HBO.
"It is an honor to host a show with a critical conversation between some of America's most innovative thought leaders," said Rapinoe. "I am so thankful to HBO for providing such a powerful platform for this important dialogue."
Rapinoe will lead a discussion with Ocasio-Cortez, Hannah-Jones and Minhaj that will aim to help shape the ongoing cultural conversation that's taking place. Rapinoe has a history of activism in support of LGBTQ+ and social justice issues.
"We are grateful Megan Rapinoe would choose HBO as home for this conversation and look forward to more opportunities with her to continue this dialogue," said Peter Nelson, executive vp HBO Sports. "Megan is fearless in speaking out on issues. Joined by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Nikole Hannah-Jones and Hasan Minhaj, this conversation embraces the challenges we collectively face."
Seeing America is currently a one-off special, but sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that more episodes could follow, pending Rapinoe's soccer schedule and COVID-19 restrictions.
Rapinoe executive produces Seeing America with HBO's Nelson and Bentley Weiner.