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  • Join Oprah for an urgent and necessary conversation about COVID-19’s devastating impact on Black America. In the special, Oprah speaks with Van Jones, CNN host & CEO of Reform Alliance; Nikole Hannah-Jones, New York Times staff writer and founder of 1619 Project; Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot; and Dr. Aletha Maybank, Chief Health Equity Officer at the American Medical Association, with additional guests joining in from their respective remote locations around the country to share what Americans need to know about how COVID-19 is impacting certain regions, how we can support those most in need and hear personal experiences from those on the frontline fighting this pandemic. Then, Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson gives a heartwarming and inspiring musical performance.

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

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