Archives for category: October 2010

Air Date: October 28, 2010

Reminiscing with the 5 time Oscar-winning cast The Sound of Music

Actress Julie Andrews

  • Julie Andrews was just 28 in the movie.
  • Julie started studying at age 7
  • 1997 Julie loses her gifted singing voice
  • Julie has co-authored over 20 books with her daughter

Actor Christopher Plummer

  • Christopher started at the Montreal Repertory Theater
  • Christopher appears in more than 100 since The Sound of Music
  • Book: Inspite of Myself
  • He is 80 years at the time of the show

Insider Info.:

  • First scene taped was favorite things
  • Filmed for 6 months
  • Rehearsal took 3 months
  • Greti (actress Kym Karath) did not know how to swim
  • The kids from the cast are currently collaborating on book about their experiences and memories from the movie

Surprise to all audience members as they took home the latest box set of the movie.

Oprah Shows Changing Lives-O-Meter

  • A couple from Yosemite gets Oprah’s wheel’s and camper used during Oprah & Gayle’s Yosemite adventure

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 a list of other OCF’s (Oprah Corporate Friends)

  • Chevy
  • Coleman (Camping Gear)
  • REI

Producers Pull Off Surprising Oprah

  • This Week: none

Celeb Show Appearances

Show Segments Ripped From The Wires

  • Car Crash kills their 3 children

Week 7 Show Breakdown

10/29/2010 Oprah and Gayle’s Big Yosemite Camping Adventure – Part 1
10/28/2010 For the First Time in 45 Years – The Sound of Music Cast Reunites
10/27/2010 Legendary Icon Jane Fonda – Her Life, New Love and Working Out
10/26/2010 America’s Worst Cooks Get Rescued by Jessica Seinfeld
10/25/2010 The Worst Days of Their Lives and the Miraculous Twist of Fate


Air Date: October 29, 2010

An Inspiring Camping Trip

First things first, you need to gear up for your camping trip. Discovering REI for the first time, Gayle likes to look at all the options while Oprah just relied on the knowledge of the sales guy. Why do these two besties take a camping trip? According to Yosemite Park Ranger Shelton Johnson, African-Americans make only 1% of the population who visit national parks each year.

Here are a couple of places Oprah and Gayle visited the first day of their trip:

The Grizzly Giant

Tunnel View

The Camping Happy Hour (Oprah makes Moscow Mules)

  • 1 Ounce Vodka
  • 1/2 Cup Ginger Beer
  • 1 tsp. Simple Syrup
  • 1 Sprig Fresh Mint
  • Fresh Lime Juice

Oprah surprises a couple she met in Yosemite by giving away the Chevey Hybrid Tahoe and her Coleman Camper.

I can remember visiting Yosemite as a young girl with family and our family friends. What a fun time, I agree with Oprah that everyone should see and experience the beauty of Yosemite 🙂

Get caught up on Part 2 of the trip here.

AIr Date: October 27,2010

72 and rocking IT! Jane cops to having her under eye bags done as well as her skin under her chin. She is dating music producer Richard Perry. “I’m standing on my own two feet.” She tells Oprah that she would rather be on her own two feet instead of falling in love.

It’s a toxic desire to be perfect. “The challenge is not to be perfect its to be whole.” Oprah agrees with Jane when she says it takes works to be whole.

Jane breaks down life stages:

  • Pre 30 = Your First Act – (Oprah says you think you know everything but you know nothing.)
  • 30-59 = Your Second Act – Building & Creating (Jane says, the hardest of all.)  (Oprah points out what would the world be like if everyone thought –How do I become more whole instead of thinking having the idea of getting more, being successful or getting ahead.)
  • 60+ = Your Third Act – Coming Home

Jane talks about how her mother was sexually abused. She she found out from her medical records after her death.

Stats on abuse:

  • 1 in 3 women is abused as a child
  • 1 in 6 boys is abused as a child

The conversation moves on as Jane talks about not being able to show up for her children while they were growing up. Jane shares how she now makes for that lost time with connecting more with her grandchildren.

Jane’s Blog

Jane’s New Workout Videos

  • Prime Time Walk Out
  • Prime Time Fit & Strong

I love how Jane and Richard say they try to dance every night for as long as 1 hour or as little as 15 minutes.  What a fun couple!

Air Date: October 26, 2010

Jessica Seinfield is on the show to promote her new book Double Delicious.

Jessica’s Must Have Spices:

  • Peppercorn
  • Oregano or Italian Seasoning
  • Garlic Powder
  • Bay Leaves
  • Cinnamon

Air Date: October 25, 2010 – Current week

Surviving Your Multiple Family Member Tragic Deaths’

May 4, 2007 will be a day one couple will never forget. Their 3 children Kyle, Katie, Emma all died after a big rig slams into their family car. Lori and her mother were also in the car at the time. Oprah talks to the camera and says “It is possible no matter what you are facing right now, somehow you can keep going.” Lori and Chris Coble are talking to Oprah 3 years after the worst day of their life. Their kids were all under 6 years old.

How do you move forward?

  • The couple talks about making a pack and promised to never leave each other alone so the other person would not end their own life.
  • Chris says, they started going to counseling right away.
  • “Hold on to your love ones tight.”

What a blessing the couple gave birth to triples nearly one year after the accident. Get this they have 2 girls and 1 boy again! The couple also honors their first 3 children by giving each of their new triplets a middle name from a sibling that has past.

Surviving The Virgina Tech Shooting

The final segments include an interview with a young adult who survived the Virgina Tech Shootings. Colin Goddard was shot four times. Colin says, the sooner you can accept what happens the sooner you can move on. Living for 32 is a documentary on how Colin goes to gun shows and just buys guns.

Oprah Shows Changing Lives-O-Meter

  • Hopefully anyone who is living with the secret of being sexually abused

Producers Pull Off Surprising Oprah

  • This Week: none

Celeb Show Appearances

  • Tyler Perry
  • Lisa Marie Presley
  • Susan Boyle
  • Debby Boone

Show Segments Ripped From The Wires

  • Teen Boy Lives With Killing His Molester
  • The Youngest Opera Singer Jackie Evancho
  • Female convicted killers

Week  6 Show Breakdown

10/22/2010 When Your Own Mother Is a Notorious Killer
10/21/2010 Lisa Marie Presley Speaks Out About the Death of Michael Jackson
10/20/2010 First TV Interview – Tyler Perry Speaks Out About Being Molested
10/19/2010 Susan Boyle, Jackie Evancho, Debby Boone – The Next Big Thing
10/18/2010 Exclusive: The 16-Year-Old Boy Who Killed His Molester

Air Date: October 22, 2010

Diane Downs

Diane Downs in the early 80’s shoots her 3 children. She gets life plus 50 years, 2 of the children are alive today. Her youngest daughter (4th child) Becky Babcock talks about her convicted murder mother. “She’s not a mother. She is a monster.” She says, she regrets writing to her biological mother. Becky wanted to relate to someone after she gave one of her children up for adoption. Becky thought connecting with Diane would help her heal from the pain. She now knows her adopted family is all she needs. Diane would not share the name of Becky’s biological father after Becky asked her in letters.

Pamela Smart

Lisa Ling interviews Pamela Smart in New York at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. Her 15 year old then lover Billy Flin kills her husband Greg Smart. She tells Lisa that she did nothing and was not in any way involved in the killing. She is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole. Lisa asks what would you say to Billy? Pamela says, “Tell the truth. Tell the truth. But I know he doesn’t care. He’s going home. It’s like he killed somebody and got a way with one way or another.” Lisa ask what about Greg? “I’m sorry.”

Pamela’s mother Linda Wojas sits with Oprah. The jury was not sequester during her daughters trial and says there were 1200 news articles out. She believes her daughter did not get a fair trial. During Pamela’s time in prison she has earned 2 master degrees and helps others. Dr. Eleanor Pam is Pamela Smart’s mentor says she believes absolutely she is innocent. “I think she was punished for sin not the crime.”

One of the jury members Alec Beckett talks to Oprah over WebEx on the show. Alex says, he was out of the country before the trial and did not know about anything from the media. He says the jury did not know the sentence was life.

Dean Smart (Greg’s brother) sent a statement to the Oprah show saying they believe she is guilty and the boys found guilty along with Billy. Pam did not cut a deal and that is why she is serving life.

Air Date: October 21, 2010

Oprah lands an exclusive interview with Lisa Marie Presley. They talk in England without a studio audience about Michael Jackson and her famous father Elvis.

Lisa and Michael were married for 1.5 years and she did not have contact with him for a decade before his death. Although, Lisa is very guarded she does share a few intimate details.

Oprah asks the questions we all wanted to know.

  • The marriage union between Lisa and Michael was true love not a PR stunt.
  • Lisa says she never saw Michael abuse any children in her presence.
  • Lisa is trying to make sense of why she had to go through her fathers death and Michael’s. She wonders what is the higher power trying to teach her. It was painful the first time and then she says she had to go through it again.
  • Lisa says, Michael want to have kids with her but she was cautious.
  • She explains during the relationship with Michael she experienced her highest highs and lowest lows.
  • She also shares at the end of their marriage she felt Michael was taking drugs.

Honoring Michael:

Lisa and Michael

Air Date: October 20, 2010

An amazing hour with the talented Tyler Perry. It’s like no other hour of reality television because Tyler shares the most intimate details of his abuse. What a gift this show is for those who have been sexually abused. It really shocked me what comes out of his mouth. Bless Tyler.

After his mother’s death Tyler Perry is talking about his tormented childhood, and the sexual abuse he had to endure.

The physical abuse came from his father. “It’s hard for me to look at those pictures. I feel like I died as a child.” His aunt Jerry talks about pointing a gun at his father after his father beat him with a vacuum cord. Tyler would escape in his mind to a park. At one point Tyler says, he was suicidal (he slit his wrists.)

Today he is 41 years old, talking about a male neighbor molesting him. There was a man he describes in his past he knew from church. This man from church was his first sexual experience (he performed oral sex on Tyler as a boy.) Another incident happens at age 10. This time it is a female neighbor. “This is so disgusting what these people did to this little boy.”

“My mother was not strong like my aunt.” Tyler talks about loving his mother.

What helped him along the way was he learned “What you feed will grow in your life. And what you don’t will starve.”

Oprah tells the audience that his father is still alive. Tyler provides for his father today by sending him monthly checks, and he pays for his father’s housing. Tyler says, I don’t care what he thinks about this show.

On November 5th, Oprah and Tyler will have a much need discussion with a mostly male studio audience. Together they will help others confront their own truth of sexual abuse.