Apple TV+ orders two-part Oprah Winfrey biographical documentary

Apple TV+ has ordered up a two-part Oprah Winfrey biographical documentary. Academy Award-winner Kevin MacDonald is re-teaming with Emmy-nominated producer Lisa Erspamer and her banner Happy Street Entertainment on the project.

“The Oprah Conversation” is Oprah Winfrey’s newest series on Apple TV+, following “Oprah Talks COVID-19” and “Oprah’s Book Club.”
“The Oprah Conversation” is Oprah Winfrey’s newest series on Apple TV+, following “Oprah Talks COVID-19” and “Oprah’s Book Club.”

Tom Grater for Deadline:

The pair previously made Whitney Houston biographical doc Whitney.

Winfrey was known to be a fan of that film, having tweeted at Erspamer back in 2018 calling the movie “fearless.” Winfrey and Erspamer also have a long-standing relationship from when the latter produced The Oprah Winfrey Show for a decade between 1999 and 2009.

The project joins a growing list of unscripted shows Apple is working on with Winfrey’s Harpo after the two companies inked a multi-year deal back in 2018.

Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app in over 100 countries and regions, on over 1 billion screens, including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung, LG, Sony and VIZIO smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices, PlayStation and Xbox consoles, and at tv.apple.com, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. For a limited time, customers who purchase a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free. This special offer is good for three months after the first activation of the eligible device.

MacDailyNews Take: Oprah Winfrey productions that are currently streaming on Apple TV+ include The Oprah Conversation, Oprah’s Book Club and Oprah Talks COVID-19.

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    1. At one point, as many as 15 million Americans watched The Oprah Winfrey Show nearly every day. About 2.5 million subscribed to O Magazine. I assume that many of those people would care. Apple has chosen to pitch TV+ as a big tent with a broad variety of programing for children and adults, men and women, G-raters and M-raters. It is not focused on a specific narrow audience, so there is no expectation that all of the subscribers will watch all the shows. If you don’t care for Oprah, fine, but don’t assume that nobody else cares.

      1. Intellectual disability affects about 2–3% of the general human population.

        Source: Identification and Evaluation of Mental Retardation, University of Kansas Medical Center.

        U.S. population: 330,819, 584.

        Source: U.S. Census Bureau Population Clock.

        2% of 330,819, 584 is 6,616,391.68.
        3% of 330,819, 584 is 9,924,587.52.

        Average of (6,616,391.68 + 9,924,587.52) ÷ 2 = 8,270,489.60

        8,270,489.60 of the U.S. population is mentally retarded.

        Source: Basic mathematics.

        Conclusion:

        At one point, more than half of Oprah’s audience was officially mentally retarded. The other 6,729,510.40 were firmly ensconced on the left side of the bell curve. The far left side.

        2.5 million retarded people at one point subscribed to O Magazine. The print edition of which is now defunct.

        Smirk.

  1. One of the most overrated talking heads on TV. The typical woke content that Timmy is puking onto the world.

    Have used Apple products since 512k mac and because of the quality issues (apple id being locked or forced to enter password on each devise 2x a day for months) and meaningless changes in the various OSs we are examining changing to another platform.

    Timmy’s Apple is now more concerned on a political agenda.

  2. It can be argued, and it has, that this horrid woman with the perpetual weight problem is emblematic, in fact even partly responsible for horse shit we have to wallow through daily in this country. Horse shit that will soon again grow Marianas Trench deep with Biden (and long as he lasts, before they off him literally or figuratively) and Harris spewing victimhood far and wide. Victimhood excuses all (unless you are a Republican or, God forbid, a Conservative).

    The Oprahization of America is in full effect.

    So, of course, Tim Cook loves her and can’t give her enough of Apple shareholders’ cash, as if she needs it.

    May God have mercy on the U.S.A.

    Oh, by the way:

  3. Moooooooo!

    Instead of watching a celebration of a devil who’s so emotionally and mentally weak that she can’t lose the 80+ extra pounds she’s been trying to lose for the last 5 decades (the black outfits ain’t hiding it, honey), watch some truth for a change with a real man, Adam Carolla and a former man, Jimmy Kimmel, who’s long since been castrated by the disease of liberalism and turned into what now looks and acts like a pudgy, painfully unfunny bull dyke.

  4. What’s Tim Cook gonna do next, chop off his joystick and announce his “transition?”

    F-cking give it a rest, man.

    We get it. You know you’re ridiculously overpaid and obviously feel very guilty for it (and likely feel guilty for being gay after being raised a strict Baptist and geez, with all of this “you’re all systemic racists!” shit you keep pumping out*, you might have bullied some blacks back in the day down in ‘bama and are trying to make up for it), but all of this public self-flagellation and virtue-signaling you feel compelled to do is already so very old and tired. And sad.

    You’ve already done three pieces of shit with this woman, bottom three of the Apple TV+ ratings, I’m sure, yet you keep throwing her cash for more of this unwatchable shit.

    Just stop, Tim.

    Focus on getting all of the Macs upgraded to Apple Silicon instead since nobody in their right mind is buying EOL’ed Macs with hot, slow Intel crap jammed inside.

    *Pinning “Racial Justice” to the top of Apple News and not allowing it to be removed by users and subscribers for MONTHS (until very recently – must have finally heard the complaints or been threatened with lawsuits).

    1. Its not Just Tim.. Big Tech is well in the territory of abuse of power and information control on idiosyncratic whims of the handful who are in control.
      Power is seductive .. Power corrupts! And i believe Big Tech is now corrupt! Politically!
      God Complex in Full Swing.

      Sad and very dangerous times !
      God help us all.. ( opps i said God.. how dare i.. please don’t censor or ban me.. i did not intend to Incite Violence)

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