Oprah Winfrey Ties up with Apple for a New Talk Show — Learn about It Here
The iconic TV host has been very active from her home and headquarters during the novel coronavirus pandemic and she is ready to release a lot of new content on Apple’s streaming service.
Oprah Winfrey discussing her book club selection, "Olive, Again" on "CBS This Morning" in 2019. I Photo: Getty Images.
The series, titled “The Oprah Conversation” will be entirely filmed remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s safety measures and it will premiere on July 30.
With the new talk show, Winfrey is reportedly aiming at discussing urgent topics and to invite leaders and thinkers of the world to the conversation. As the iconic host tweeted:
“I’ll be joined by fascinating guests to have conversations that unite us – not divide us.”
Winfrey’s first guest on the upcoming series will be bestselling author Professor Ibram X. Kendi who will discuss the topics of racism and social injustice. The episode is titled “How to Be an Antiracist” and will be available for streaming beginning July 30.
Other guests in future episodes of the show include athlete and activist Emmanuel Acho and bestselling author Bryan Stevens.
The show is not the only content from Winfrey that will be debuting in the streaming service. “Oprah Talks COVID-19” and “Oprah’s Book Club" will also be premiering on the same date.
COVID-19 has changed everyone’s lives in the past five months and Winfrey is not an exception. But as careful as she has been about the pandemic, she is not one to stay at home doing nothing and she has worked on several projects while in quarantine.
Back in May, Winfrey launched “Oprah’s Your Life in Focus: A Vision Forward – Live Virtual Experience,” a virtual extension of her national wellness tour comprising a series of 90-minute experiences she hosts via Zoom.
Winfrey has also used her wealth to give back to those most in need during this health crisis, donating $10 million for COVID-19 relief, joining the likes of Rihanna and Dolly Parton.