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Awards Shows

Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards airing on OWN

Almost every year around Oscar nominations time, the question tends to be asked about where the black filmmakers and actors are among the nominees. Women of color in particular seem to be left out of the Oscar conversation on many occasions. I’m not sure if the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards were created as a response to real or perceived snubs from the Academy, but, now in its eighth annual installment, the ceremony does a good job of recognizing top African-American women in the entertainment industry. This year’s ceremony will air in a taped presentation Feb. 21 at 10pm […]

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Documentary

Oprah To Re-air Episode For 70th Anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation

 In Commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz Concentration Camp, OWN will re-air a memorable episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show on Friday, Jan 30 at 10pm ET/PT. In the episode, which originally aired in 2006, Oprah and and Nobel laureate, New York Times bestselling author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel travel to Auschwitz, Poland to speak about the relevance of the Holocaust today. In A Special Presentation: Oprah and Elie Wiesel At Auschwitz Death Camp, close to 61 years after he left the concentration camp, Wiesel returned to Auschwitz to see what remains, what it means to […]

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Documentary

OWN airing monthlong celebration honoring civil rights legends

Throughout January, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will be airing a month of programs honoring civil rights legends as the 50th anniversary of the historic Selma to Montgomery marches led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. nears. On Jan. 4, at 9pm ET/PT, Oprah will host a special episode of Oprah Prime, celebrating the life of Dr. King and the Selma marches. The episode features a conversation with David Oyelowo, who portrays Dr. King in the new movie Selma, along with the film’s director, Ava DuVernay. The episode also looks at stories of those impacted by the march and their reflections on that time […]

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Documentary

OWN debuts Michael Sam documentary, followed by new interview

He made history as the first openly gay player drafted into the NFL, and while Michael Sam hasn’t yet become the regular player he had hoped to be, and is currently a free agent, his story remains an inspiration, and a new documentary called Michael Sam, debuting tonight at 9pm ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, tells that story. (Originally planned as a multi-part series, Michael Sam was transitioned into a 90-minute documentary after shooting was postponed to allow Sam to focus on football.) Following the film, Oprah will speak exclusively to Sam in his first TV interview since being cut […]

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Lifestyle

Group From “Operation Change” In Matt Nathanson Video

I know several people with hearing loss, so any time I see a link for a video of a person hearing for the first time, I watch. It is amazing and inspiring to witness someone’s joy when experiencing something that I take for granted. Around the world, hearing loss is a sentence to silence; in the developing world, something as simple as a trip to an audiologist is an unaffordable expense. Singer Matt Nathanson traveled with the Starkey Hearing Foundation to give the gift of hearing to impoverished people in Lima, Peru. His experience was recorded and became the music […]

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Interview

We talk Help Desk on OWN with Gotham Chopra!

In keeping with its self-empowerment roots, Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network presents an exciting new advice show hosted by Dr. Deepak Chopra’s son Gotham Chopra. Help Desk features world-renowned inspirational leaders including Deepak Chopra, Gabrielle Bernstein,  OWN star Iyanla Vanzant (Iyanla, Fix My Life), Panache Desai, Wild author Cheryl Strayed and Gary Zukav sharing insight and advice from a simple desk set up in random public places around the country such as New York, Washington D.C. and San Francisco. Gotham explains that the show’s producers sent out notices that they would be in town through local organizations and the experts’ social […]

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News & Current Events

“Iyanla: Fix My Life” airs a special report from Ferguson

The shooting and killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, has been the focus of much of the nation’s attention, especially in the wake of protests that arose over the situation. Among the many media personalities who converged on the town to cover the story was Iyanla Vanzant, the ordained minister and life coach who hosts her own series on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network called Iyanla: Fix My Life. A special episode of the series premiering Aug. 26 and called Iyanla: Fix My Life — Special Report: Healing in Ferguson, follows Iyanla’s trip […]

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Drama

Fall TV shows 2014: New drama series premiere dates, times and previews

If you’re a fan of the more serious side of television, Fall 2014 is a great time to be you, delivering a feast of fascinating storylines and compelling characters fleshed out by tried-and-true TV veterans and award-winning crossovers from the world of film. Below we round up premiere dates and times, previews and more for the new drama and dramedy series debuting now through December. Click on highlighted titles for more information. The Affair (pictured above) Showtime Premieres: Oct. 12 Airs: Sundays at 10pm ET/PT Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson star in this drama that tracks […]

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Documentary

OWN Premieres “Operation Change” Tonight

Tonight, OWN begins its 10-part documentary series, Operation Change, which follows philanthropists Bill and Tani Austin and their son Steven Sawalich, who are joined by celebrities as they tackle challenges facing the world today. The Austins are the founders of the Starkey Hearing Foundation, a nonprofit organization that gives free hearing aids to impoverished people around the world. Each week, the family travels to some of the world’s most remote, dangerous and poverty-stricken places, where they are joined by notable figures like President Bill Clinton, Sir Elton John, Harry Connick Jr. and Marlee Matlin. Throughout each episode, the team immerses […]

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Interview

La Toya Jackson tells us about a new season of Life with La Toya on OWN

“This season, I am really letting people into my life and I’m just putting it out there,” says La Toya Jackson of the summer return of her quirky docuseries, Life with La Toya, which premieres with back-to-back episodes Saturday, June 7 on OWN. “You really get to see that I’m not afraid and I’m not holding anything back.” So while the fifth child of the legendary Jackson family continues to work through some long-repressed issues, she’s  excited to bring her fans along as she enjoy the fruits of her flourishing confidence — including a recent guest stint in NEWSical the […]