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Media mogul Oprah aims to keep people informed and connected with her new offering, “Oprah Talks COVID-19.” (Credit: Oprah Facebook page)
Media mogul Oprah aims to keep people informed and connected with her new offering, “Oprah Talks COVID-19.” (Credit: Oprah Facebook page)

As the coronavirus continues to spread, and we adjust to staying home long-term, Oprah is striving to find one more way for us to stay connected.

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That’s why she launched a new series over the weekend, “Oprah Talks COVID-19,” which can be found on Apple TV+ for viewers with or without a subscription to the streaming service. New episodes will become available on a weekly basis. Its debut features a video call with actor Idris Elba — who recently tested positive for COVID-19 — and his wife, Sabrina Dhowre.

Through the show, she hopes to offer viewers some insight and guidance into how everyone is navigating life at present.

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“Like millions of people all over the world, I’ve been staying safer at home for over a week now,” she wrote in a tweet. “I know a lot of people are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, & uncertain. Bc [sic] of that, I want to offer some hope & gather thought leaders & people going through it to add some perspective.”

So far, two episodes are available. The second features Pastor Wintley Phipps, with whom she will be “exploring the spiritual meaning of this moment” and offering “words of wisdom, peace and strength,” according to the episode’s description.

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