Archives for the month of: September, 2010

The Oprah Show staffers know how to blend the perfect week to keep their fans coming back. What I mean by that is, you need equal parts of entertainment and education. Monday was about educating the public about the educational system. The laughter is back on Tuesday with clever Jon Stewart and The one and only iconic singer Liza Minnelli.  So, let me heed their magic and give you some silly videos.

So, here are some fun finds:

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Liza

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September 20 – Waiting for “Superman”

Watching one film in a theater near you could raise much needed dollars for your favorite education project! Find out what movie is pleading for your pledge and how you can get involved. Read the rest of this entry »

Oprah Shows Changing Lives-O-Meter

  • 300 audience members are gifted each a free trip to Australia, and Defy cell phones
  • 6 of those 300 ultimate fans road trip their way right on Oprah’s set during the premiere taping
  • Warrior Mom Monica and family receive their first new home (decorated by Nate Berkus)
  • Lady O wipes out Single Mom Denni’s $75,000 debt (She acquired the debt from her 3 kids college loans)/Plus, the family of four is going to Italy!
  • Centerville Pie Owners from Cape Cod get the ultimate biz deal hook-up from Oprah (Harry & David now carry the Centerville Chicken Pie)
  • Pie to the 2nd Power as the nonprofit company Cape Abilities will receive a percentage from the Harry & David Centerville Chicken Pie profits
  • 50 engaged ladies are showered with love (to be exact each receive their dream Vera Wang wedding gown of choice, $250 Kohl’s gift card, $4,000 in resort credit and 2 airfare tickets to put toward a honeymoon

Marketing Gold: Corporate World Riding The Winfrey Wave

Becoming OCF’s (Oprah Corporate Friends) so to speak with Oprah is where you want to be, especially during her final season. There has been plenty of news circulating about Oprah sticking Australia with a hefty bill to help make the upcoming Ultimate Australia Adventure happen. I’m not sure how many days Oprah is planning to tape during their visit just yet. I suspect at least a week, since the show site has not yet opened audience reservations for Australia. But, I think the Aussie businesses are sure to see a spike in revenue with hundreds and potentially thousands of guests from around the globe. Who wouldn’t want to par-take in regional treats, trinkets and tours when you’re on vacation? If I had the cash flow I would be flocking there myself!

Here’s are list of other OCF’s (Oprah Corporate Friends)

  • Chevy
  • Tourism Australia
  • Qantas Airlines
  • Motorola
  • United Airlines
  • Marriott Hotels & Resorts

Producers Pull Off Surprising Oprah

  • By having Don Johnson show up. (Oprah wanted Johnson to be her first guest on her first national show.It did not happen.)
  • By having her favorite singer Paul Simon sing his custom tribute tune

Celeb Show Appearances

  • John Travolta
  • Don Johnson
  • Paul Simon
  • Wynonna & Naomi Judd
  • Vera Wang
  • Nate Berkus

Show Segments Ripped From The Wires

  • Discovery Communication Hostage Situation
  • Shaquan Duley’s family opens up to the world about their unthinkable nightmare
  • Searching for Kyron Horman

Week 1 Show Breakdown

09/17/2010 Ultimate Wildest Dreams and Oprah’s New Book
09/16/2010 Discovery Headquarters Hostages Come Forward
09/15/2010 23 Years Later – Oprah Returns to Williamson, West Virginia
09/14/2010 Exclusive – How Wynonna Judd Survived the Ultimate Betrayal
09/13/2010 Oprah’s Farewell Season Premiere with Special Guest John Travolta

September 16 Discovery Hostages

Discovery Communication employees talk about their terrorizing experience that could really be turned into a made for TV movie that could air on the Lifetime network. Next, a family tells Oprah they’ve forgiven their own blood relative for allegedly killing two toddlers. In the remaining time during the hour show, Kyron Horman, a missing child from Oregon’s parents share their heartache and hope.

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Two of the three power house Judd women could be the most honest famous guests to appear on Oprah EVER. Wynonna and Naomi lay out their mother-daughter relationship once again on their most recent interview which aired Tuesday, September 14th. I must confess that I’m a HUGE fan of Wy, Naomi and Ashley Judd! So, this post is nothing but a big love fest from this Judd Head!!!

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“The return makes one love the farewell.”

~Alfred de Musset

I’m sure I feel like many Oprah fans who are already hoping for a BIG return from the talk show legend after the completion of her Farewell Season (September 2011.) Although, there are over 100 shows yet to be taped in the final season, I’m hoping, wishing and praying the queen of daytime television will fill a time slot or two on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN.) But until then I will enjoy the ride! Read the rest of this entry »