Oprah Winfrey Network announced an all-new “OWN Spotlight: Oprah and 100 Black Fathers” to air Tuesday, June 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN.
The special will continue conversations surrounding issues impacting Black lives. OWN: features Oprah Winfrey as she speaks with 100 Black fathers about how they are emotionally managing this moment, the urgency of having “the talk” with their children and the dreams they have for their future.
“I am honored to bring this conversation to light so we might better understand the emotional toll Black fathers endure, and how they continue to show up for their children, their family and the community,” said Oprah Winfrey.
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This in-depth special includes conversations with guests Tyler Perry, Courtney B. Vance, Michael Render pka Killer Mike; and Shaka Senghor. They share how they are responding and speaking with their children about the recent murders of Black men and women, and the deep-rooted systematic challenges they face in their daily lives living in a world that too often sees them as criminals instead of their humanity. The virtual audience features fathers who are married, single, gay, parents of trans children, members of the military, the formerly incarcerated, frontline healthcare workers, professional and stay-at-home dads, and those who have faced the death of a child at the hands of the police.
“We are proud to continue curating programming that talks openly about important issues affecting Black lives,” said Tina Perry, president, OWN. “In this special, Black fathers will share their personal stories and feelings in this moment and the hope they have for their families’ futures.”
About OWN Spotlight
“OWN Spotlight” presentations tackle issues and concerns facing Black lives. The programs feature candid and in-depth conversations that create real dialogue to inspire systematic change. OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey’s heart and creative instincts inform the brand and the magnetism of the channel. OWN is a leading destination for premium scripted and unscripted programming from today’s most innovative storytellers. Oprah.com.