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[01/11/07 - 11:40 AM]
ABC and Harpo Announce the First Ever Primetime "Oprah Winfrey Oscar(R) Special," Airing Thursday, February 22, 2007
The special features interviews with Oscar winners Julia Roberts, George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Jamie Foxx and Sidney Poitier.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC AND HARPO ANNOUNCE THE FIRST EVER PRIMETIME �OPRAH WINFREY OSCAR� SPECIAL,� AIRING THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007

The Special Features Exclusive Interviews with Oscar� Winners Julia Roberts & George Clooney, Nicole Kidman & Russell Crowe, and Jamie Foxx & the Legendary Sidney Poitier

Oprah Winfrey presents her first ever primetime Oscar� special celebrating Academy Award winners in an unprecedented way. Oscar winners Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman and Jamie Foxx have chosen the award-winning actor they most want to talk to, and you�ll see their revealing and intimate interviews only on �The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special.�

Tune in as Julia Roberts meets George Clooney at his Los Angeles home. Then Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe sit down at the famed Beverly Hills Hotel for their first-ever on-camera appearance together, and Jamie Foxx goes one-on-one with the iconic Sidney Poitier on the stage where he won his Oscar for �Lilies of the Field� in 1963.

�The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special� airs THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET), and the 79th Annual Academy Awards air SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25 (5:00 p.m. PT/8:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network.

�The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special� is produced by Harpo Productions. Oprah Winfrey is executive producer.

ABC Entertainment offers quality, award-winning programming that includes many of the most widely viewed series, specials and movies. Primetime Entertainment on ABC crosses various programming genres with hit series like �Desperate Housewives,� �Grey�s Anatomy,� �Dancing with the Stars,� �Lost,� �Ugly Betty,� �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,� �Brothers & Sisters,� �Boston Legal,� �According to Jim,� �George Lopez,� �America�s Funniest Home Videos� and �Jimmy Kimmel Live� in Late-Night.

Harpo Productions, Inc. produces daytime�s number-one-rated, award-winning �The Oprah Winfrey Show,� creates and develops original TV programming, and operates Oprah.com, a premier women�s lifestyle website. Harpo Print, LLC and Hearst Magazines publish the monthly O, The Oprah Magazine and quarterly O at Home publications. Harpo Films, Inc. produces feature films as well as top-rated long form television programs under the �Oprah Winfrey Presents� banner. Harpo, Inc. produces the original cable series �Oprah After the Show,� which airs on the Oxygen Network. Harpo Radio, Inc. produces the content for the �Oprah & Friends� channel (156) on XM Satellite Radio.





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