Oprah Winfrey: “We want to honor the Black Kings who stand firm and proud in their role as a father.”

OWN to air special on black fatherhood

Oprah Winfrey Network announced today the network’s first-ever Father’s Day special “Honoring Our Kings: OWN Celebrates Black Fatherhood.”

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Hosted by Oprah Winfrey and award-winning actor and producer Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”), it will premiere on June 15 and is a two-hour OWN Spotlight featuring conversations with everyday dads, special messages from celebrity fathers and musical performances to celebrate Black fathers everywhere.

“We want to honor the Black Kings who stand firm and proud in their role as a father and celebrate the love and joy they bring to their families and communities,” said Oprah Winfrey.

“The greatest role of my life happened 10 years ago when I became a father for the first time,” said Sterling K Brown, co-host and Executive Producer. “I am honored to celebrate these exceptional men who are my ‘Brothers in Fatherhood’ and continue to shift the national perception of Black fathers.”

The two-hour OWN spotlight special on black fatherhood premieres Tuesday, June 15 at 9pm ET/PT and is produced by Hudlin Entertainment and The Gurin Company. Executive produced by Reginald Hudlin, Byron Phillips, Phil Gurin, Oprah Winfrey, Sterling K. Brown and Tara Montgomery.

By Samantha Ofole-Prince

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