Very Opinionated with Soledad O’Brien

Soledad O'Brien

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December 4, 2020 00:45:17

The Trump administration is pushing through an unprecedented number of federal executions, despite waning national support for the death penalty. Special guest is Sr. Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking and anti-death penalty advocate.

December 1, 2020 00:40:42

For months, religious leaders and state and federal government agencies have been debating about how to take care of Americans. Last week, the US Supreme Court and Pope Francis weighed in. Special guest is Reverend Dr Jamesetta Ferguson, senior pastor at St Peter's United Church of Christ in Louisville, Kentucky and CEO and President of the MOLO Village Community Development Corporation.

November 27, 2020 00:42:16

In light of President-elect Joe Biden's new Cabinet nominations, Soledad takes a deeper dive on white supremacy, the number one security threat in the U.S. Special guests are author and ageism activist Ashton Applewhite, and Free Radicals Project founder, author and former white supremacist Christian Picciolini.

November 24, 2020 00:45:17

Health care is expensive in the U.S., and the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed how vulnerable all Americans are. Special guest is Dr. Juliet Widoff, internist and co-founder of Healthcare for the People.

November 20, 2020 00:39:19

Schools across the country are grappling with how to deliver quality education during a pandemic, but disabled students are falling behind the most. Soledad gets personal about her son with special guest Shanice Lyons-Linares, mother of a disabled child.

November 17, 2020 00:34:08

Positive cases and deaths from COVID-19 are spiking across the United States, meaning more stress on essential workers. Special guests are Brian Castrucci, president and CEO of the De Beaumont Foundation, and Mark Anthony Espinoza, a cleaner at a Long Island City, Queens public school and shop steward for 32BJ SEIU.

November 12, 2020 00:34:57

President Trump continues to refuse election results, and many GOP leaders are following along. Special guest is Republican Strategist Bruce Mehlman.

November 10, 2020 00:46:14

Soledad and her panel break down what major news outlets did right -- and wrong -- in their coverage of the 2020 elections. Special guests are Vice News reporter Alexis Johnson and Eric Boehlert, founder and editor of

November 5, 2020 00:53:14

With the exception of the Latino American vote, most polls in the US were wildly off. What went wrong? Special guests are Author and American University Professor W. Joseph Campbell, Washington Post Contributing Columnist Lizette Alvarez and Washington Post Reporter Arelis Hernandez.

November 3, 2020 00:43:21

Black women voters are a force at the polls, yet they're routinely discarded by candidates who need their votes to win. Special guest is Martha S Jones, professor at Johns Hopkins and author of "Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote and Insisted on Equality for All."