The Nation Speaks Upcoming Special Series, ‘COVID-19: A Reckoning,’ Premieres This Weekend

“We’re at a turning point—our actions now will determine the future.” The Nation Speaks upcoming special “COVID-19: A Reckoning,” gives a comprehensive picture of what happened after two years of aggressive lockdowns, masks, and mandates. The new two-part series will start this weekend, on June 11, broadcasting on the platforms of NTD Television and EpochTV.

“It’s clear that COVID changed us, and the world of December 2019 isn’t coming back,” says Cindy Drukier, host of The Nation Speaks.

The series features new interviews with top COVID-19 researchers and thinkers, including experts in medicine, public health, economics, and the media, such as Jeffrey Tucker, Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, Dr. Steve Templeton, Paul Fritjers and Gigi Foster, Naomi Wolf, Jordan Schachtel, and Scott Morefield.

“The direction we chart for the future will largely depend on how we collectively judge and learn from the past two years,” says Drukier.

Tune in to hear what the experts have to say!

Broadcast Date and Time

Part 1—The Pandemic’s Wake: June 11, at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. (PT/ET)

This part focuses on the many facets of what’s new about our post-COVID world, from how we view liberty and risk, to our treatment of children; from the suppression of non-conforming views, to how we evaluate costs and benefits.

Part 2—Charting the Future: June 18, at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. (PT/ET)

This part focuses on reckoning with the past two years. What went wrong? What are the big unanswered questions? And how should we move forward?

Where to Watch the Upcoming Series

On TV: Click here to find NTD on local TV channels in your area

On Streaming Devices: Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, and Sony Smart TV

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On the Go: Free app from Apple Store and Google Play

List of interviewees

Jeffrey Tucker, Brownstone Institute founder and president, and prolific author, most recently of “Liberty or Lockdown.”

Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, professor of medicine at Stanford University, Brownstone Institute senior scholar, and co-author of the Great Barrington Declaration.

Dr. Steve Templeton, associate professor of microbiology and immunology at Indiana University School of Medicine, in Terre Haute.

Paul Frijters and Gigi Foster, co-authors of “The Great Covid Panic: What Happened, Why, and What To Do Next.” Fritjers is an emeritus professor of wellbeing economics at the London School of Economics. Foster is an economics professor at the University of New South Wales in Sydney.

Naomi Wolf, bestselling author and tech company CEO. Her new book just came out: “The Bodies of Others: The New Authoritarians, COVID-19 and The War Against the Humans”

Jordan Schachtel, independent investigative journalist and author of “The Dossier” substack.

Scott Morefield, Townhall columnist, and former reporter at Daily Caller and BizPac Review.

About The Nation Speaks

The Nation Speaks is a current affairs show on NTD Television and is hosted by senior journalist Cindy Drukier. By talking to experts and newsmakers—and to regular Americans—this show presents how today’s issues affect real people. (

About NTD Television

NTD Television is a New York-based television network founded in 2001. It aims to bring the world uncensored and truthful information—no matter what it takes. We are going back to the foundation of news—pure, honest reporting. As a fast-growing TV network, NTD broadcasts nationwide in the United States and UK through cable, satellite, over-the-air, and the Internet. (

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