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08/30/2013 10:14 am ET

Soledad O'Brien's 'Black In America' Special Airs August 30 (VIDEO)

Soledad O'Brien was back on morning television on Friday, this time as a guest on CNN's "New Day," to discuss her latest "Black In America" documentary.

The special, which airs Friday, August 30 at 10 p.m., examines the education gap for children of color in America. It is the sixth latest installment of O'Brien's "Black In America" series.

"That achievement gap is actually massive in most major cities between black students and white students," said O'Brien, who called education the "next front in civil rights."

O'Brien's regular hosting duties on CNN ended earlier this year, but the former "Starting Point" anchor continues to produce documentaries for the network. She is also a special correspondent for Al Jazeera America, which launched last week, and a visiting fellow at Harvard's Graduate School of Education.

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