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Oprah to Interview Beto O’Rourke

Oprah to Interview Beto O’Rourke

If you wanted to see Oprah on the 2020 trail, you’re in luck. But don’t get too excited. The media mogul won’t be a candidate -- she’ll be interviewing a potential. Democrat Beto O’Rourke will join the Queen of Talk live, one-on-one in NYC on February 5th. The event at the PlayStation Theater in New York City will broadcast on OWN. Aides and friends say O’Rourke is weighing a presidential run, but that he is hesitant to spend more time away from his three young children after a grueling TX Senate campaign. He is likely to decide on a presidential run in February at the earliest, according to sources. The 46-year-old potential presidential candidate won’t be the only one to join Winfrey on stage for the live event. A Star Is Born star and Director Bradley CooperBlack Panther’s Michael B. Jordan, Melinda Gates,and Time’s Up President and CEO Lisa Borders will also be on deck for interviews. Tickets are priced at $200 and go on sale today at 10A EST. The event will be based on Oprah’s successful Emmy-winning SuperSoul Sunday series and will also be available on Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations podcast for those who can’t make it to the Big Apple. More here.

Black Caucus Wants Steve King’s Committee Assignments Stripped Over Racist Comments

Black Caucus Wants Steve King’s Committee Assignments Stripped Over Racist Comments

Diverse Staff Hires on Capitol Hill Slow Down

Diverse Staff Hires on Capitol Hill Slow Down