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Air Date: November 8, 2010 – Talking To Michael Jackson’s Mom

After Oprah shares her once upon a time crush to Ms. Jackson’s son Jackie, the interview turns toward Michael. The interview quickly turns to tears when Ms. Jackson looks at a childhood picture of young Michael. He would always tease and play jokes on his brothers.

Oprah talks about how her and Michael disagreed on showing his adolescence pictures. Oprah says, Michael did not want them shown during their 1993 interview while Oprah felt  it was a good idea. Ms. Jackson recalls how Michael felt about his physical appearance prior to any plastic surgery, “I’m just so ugly.” Oprah asks, “What did you think?” This question is in reference of Michael getting his nose job. She says, the nose would make him happy.

What did you think when Michael said he was marrying Lisa Marie Presley? Ms. Jackson says, “It was a surprise to me.” Lisa Marie never met Ms. Jackson prior to getting married. When Oprah mentions her recent interview with Lisa Marie Presley, Oprah says she really understands now how Lisa loved Michael. Ms. Jackson agreed Lisa Marie really did love him. (Clearing the rumors from years past that the couple’s marriage just might have been a PR stunt.)

June 25th was a shock and the worst day of her life. The day Pop Icon Michael Jackson passed away. Ms. Jackson says, the doctor told her that Michael was gone after she arrived at the hospital. (She also says, Michael had already passed before she had received the call from the hospital.) While sitting across from Oprah Ms. Jackson’s eyes fill with tears as she talks about this tragic day.

Oprah asks about the kids since Ms. Jackson says Michael’s three children were in a separate room at the hospital when she found out about her son’s death. My eyes soon began to swell as Michael’s mom reveals the moments and actions of Michael’s only daughter Paris. Ms. Jackson shares Paris wanted to go with him.”Daddy I can’t make it without you. I want to be with you.” Ms. Jackson tells Oprah this was the first she had heard he was taking propofol.

For a brief segment conversation turns to the days of Michael Jackson’s highly publicized trial in 2005 where Michael was facing accusations of molesting a child. Ms. Jackson says, “He used to trust people. His problem was he trusted too much. And after that trial he did not trust anybody.”

“Why didn’t he take care of my child. Why did he leave the room. You know. And why did he give that to him? It’s very dangerous -why did you do it?” These are the words Ms. Jackson says, she would want to tell Doctor Conard Murray.

Ms. Katherine Jackson & Joe Jackson with Oprah

  1. The couple says they are not divorced.
  2. Ms. Jackson says Joe did use a strap to discipline Michael.
  3. Mr. Jackson points out that he does not regret using the strap as his nine kids have never been in jail.
  4. Ms. Jackson says, she knew Michael was special at a very young age. She recalls how Michael used to keep the beat to their old washing machine around 1.5 years old.

The Next Jackson Generation

  1. Prince says, he likes video games and sports. He would like to produce movies and direct.
  2. Paris says, she wants to be an actress when she gets older.
  3. All the grandchildren say they are interested in show biz.

Oprah Shows Changing Lives-O-Meter

  • Doing an amazing show with 200 men who brave the TV cameras to talk about their childhood sexual abuse

    Producers Pull Off Surprising Oprah

    • This Week: Jackie Jackson Oprah’s Teen Dream Crush

    Celeb Show Appearances

    • Portia De Rossi
    • Ellen
    • Ricky Martin
    • Jose Stone
    • Gayle
    • Jackie Jackson
    • Shaun Cassidy
    • All 5 Backstreet Boys
    • Peter Frampton
    • Tyler Perry

    Show Segments Ripped From The Wires

    • Ricky Martin Is Out Of The Closest

    Week 8 Show Breakdown


    11/05/2010 A Two-Day Oprah Show Event – 200 Men Who Were Molested Come Forward
    11/04/2010 Teen Heartthrob Surprises
    11/03/2010 Oprah and Gayle’s Big Yosemite Camping Adventure, Part 2
    11/02/2010 First Television Interview – Ricky Martin Coming Out as a Gay Man
    11/01/2010 Portia de Rossi and the Secret That Nearly Killed Her



    Air Date: November 2, 2010

    Ricky Martin is ready to reveal to the world his inner most thoughts about his life and his sexuality. Beside promoting his book on Oprah, the hot latin pop singer talks about being gay and his twin boys. Sadly, for many years Ricky says he felt his emotions were evil. He says he felt as he was not enough. Oprah points out to her viewers that feeling is universal. Everyone feels feel “I’m not good enough.”  Oprah says, “I think if everybody who’s gay would come out, it would change the world!” The audiences applauds as Ricky agrees.

    Ricky is parenting his two twin toddlers, and I think a lot of his coming out had to do with them. In his book he writes, “I want to open my heart to them fully and absolutely so that in the future they will never be afraid to do the same.”

    Don’t miss Ricky & Joss Stone sing their latest tune  “The Best Thing About Me Is You”

    Get Ricky’s new book Me

    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 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 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.