Very Opinionated with Soledad O’Brien

Soledad O'Brien

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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."

October 29, 2020 00:46:07

Soft racism is all around us, too often spilling from the mouths of top politicians and advisors determining policies and opportunities for Americans. Special guest is Ruben Gallego, US Representative from Arizona.

October 27, 2020 00:38:40

Easily one of the most visible and impactful groups in the 2020 elections, The Lincoln Project is working to sway Republicans to vote for Democrats. Special guest is Fred Wellman, Senior Advisor for Veterans Affairs to the Lincoln Project.

October 22, 2020 00:23:10

Incumbents are incredibly hard to unseat, but that doesn't stop people from trying. A look at politics of the New South, South Carolina and tight races with special guest Jaime Harrison, Democratic nominee for the US Senate.

October 20, 2020 00:32:05

In the first episode of Very Opinionated, Soledad O'Brien gets into the nuances and differences of voter suppression and voting incompetency. Special guest Jessica Huseman, lead reporter for ProPublica's Electionland project.