11:30am PT by Rick Porter
Oprah Winfrey to Discuss Race in America in Apple TV+ Series
Oprah Winfrey has set up a third interview series at Apple TV+, with its first few episodes focused on race in America.
The Oprah Conversation will kick off Thursday on the tech giant's streaming platform with an episode titled "How to Be an Antiracist." Ibram X. Kendi, author of the book with the same title, will be Winfrey's guest.
The series will feature Winfrey engaging in discussion about impactful and relevant topics with thought leaders from around the world. The Oprah Conversation grows from Winfrey's multiyear content partnership with Apple, which has thus far yielded Oprah's Book Club and Oprah Talks COVID-19 for TV+.
Winfrey also recently hosted a two-night town hall on racism in America for OWN, which was simulcast on other Discovery networks and saw 11 million people tune in for at least a few minutes.
Episodes will be filmed remotely and feature audience engagement. In the first episode, Winfrey and Kendi will speak with white readers who have confronted their racist beliefs. Following the episode featuring Kendi, Winfrey will speak with athlete and activist Emmanuel Acho (Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man) in a two-part interview that will discuss his web series and take questions from viewers.
Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson, whose story and memoir inspired the film Just Mercy, will also be a guest on a future episode.
The first episode of The Oprah Conversation will be available for free on Apple TV+. Subsequent episodes are behind the service's paywall.