Oprah Winfrey is launching an interview series with Apple’s streaming service, Apple TV Plus. “The Oprah Conversation,” which will feature timely discussions between Oprah and “newsmakers, thought leaders and masters of their craft” across a range of topics. The first few episodes will focus on conversations around race, given recent events like the BLM protests.
The show, filmed remotely, will debut Thursday, July 30th at 7 p.m. ET with an episode titled “How to Be an Antiracist.” In that installment, available to stream for free on the streaming service, author/professor Ibram X. Kendi will join Winfrey to speak with white readers confronting their own racism. Guests in subsequent episodes will include Emmanuel Acho, host of video series Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man, and Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson.
The Oprah Conversation marks Winfrey’s third Apple+ series, joining Oprah Talks COVID-19 and Oprah’s Book Club as part of a multi-year content partnership she signed in 2018.