Oprah Winfrey (shown here) is entering the national discussion of racial issues, just when she’s needed the most.
Winfrey’s special – “Where Do We Go From Here?” – will sprawl over two nights and 19 cable networks. It will be 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday (June 9-10) on her own Oprah Winfrey Network and others (including Discovery, HGTV, TLC, ID and Food) in the Discovery system.
People who don’t have cable can stream it via the OWN or Discovery Family apps, or on OWN’s YouTube, Facebook and Instgram channels.
Winfrey said the idea came after talking with friends and thought leaders about the current crisis. She decided, she said in a statement, “to bring their ideas, concerns and comments into a national spotlight.”
Some of the people may be familiar to viewers, including Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Georgia politician Stacey Abrams and filmmaker Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo, both known for “Selma.”
Others – authors, journalist, historians, etc. – include Charles Blow, Jennifer Eberhardt, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Ibram Kendi, Rashad Robinson and the Rev. William Barber II.