Two longtime best friends, Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King (shown here), will be back-to-back on Tuesday.
By switching channels, viewers can catch their takes on the current racial crisis. That includes:
– 9 p.m.: Winfrey hosts “Where Do We Go From Here?” That’s on her own Oprah Winfrey Network and on others – Discovery, HGTV, TLC, Food, etc. – in the Discovery cable group.
– 10 p.m.: King hosts “Justice For All,” on CBS. It will also be on BET and CBSN, the news streaming service.
Winfrey’s special starts a two-night, two-hour event. On Wednesday, the first hour reruns at 8 p.m., followed by the new hour at 9 and then a rerun of Winfrey’s Michelle Obama interview at 10.
King has been reporting on the crisis from “CBS Morning News,” but now getss to primetime hour.
Norah O’Donnell, the CBS News anchor, will interview Joe Biden. Also interviewed will be Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Attorney General William Barr.
Other CBS reporters will include Jeff Pegues, Jericka Duncan, James Brown, Jim Axelrod and Ed O’Keefe. Also, King will connect events separated by decades.
In 1999, Christian Cooper joined his father in protesting the police shooting of Amadou Diallo. This year, he was the birdwatcher who asked a woman to obey the law and leash her dog; she responded by saying she would phone police and say “there was an African American man threatening my life.”
King will interview Cooper … and will also interview Diallo’s mother.