Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Oprah Decides to Turn Her Legacy Into a Classroom

oprah winfrey, black women, african american women

by Shani K. Collins, Your Black World 

The Oprah Winfrey Nework (OWN) launches a new series, “Oprah’s Lifeclass,” which takes the 4,561 recorded Oprah shows, and uses them as ”teachable moments” for audiences, instructing them on living their best lives.  Ms. Winfrey had originally decided to air all of her shows on OWN as encore performances, but was reminded of a news story that discussed having the “world’s biggest classroom.”  Oprah states that she “kept the ’world’s biggest classroom’ idea on her agenda, and that the Lifeclass series is an extension of that idea.”

To promote the new series, Winfrey has launched an online sweepstakes where fans and viewers can enter for a chance to meet her on October 15 in Atlanta, GA at the annual O You! event, and win a limited edition Oprah’s Lifeclass journal.  The O You! event is scheduled to be a day designed to empower attendees with the skills to recognize their unique strengths, and live their best lives.  Notable speakers such as Donna Brazille, Gayle King, Suze Orman, Nate Berkus, and Dr. Oz are scheduled to attend. Fifteen lucky winners will receive an all-expense paid trip to the O You! event in Atlanta, and will join Oprah on stage as her first Lifeclass students.  Oprah’s Lifeclass premieres on October 10 at 8:00 p.m., and will air each week night at the same time.  For more sweepstakes details visit www.oprah.com

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