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Chaz Bono Documentary "Becoming Chaz" Airs on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Tuesday, May 10 Followed by "The Doc Club With Rosie O'Donnell"
The film will now air at 9:00/8:00c with the one-hour follow-up special at 10:30/9:30c.

[via press release from OWN]



Los Angeles, CA - The world television premiere of the highly anticipated Chaz Bono documentary "Becoming Chaz," the story of Chaz Bono's transformation from a woman to a man, will launch the OWN Documentary Club on Tuesday, May 10 (9-10:30 p.m. ET/PT) on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Immediately following the film, OWN Documentary Club collaborator Rosie O'Donnell will host a one-hour special event, "The Doc Club with Rosie O'Donnell" (10:30-11:30 p.m. ET/PT). A forum for further thought and discussion about the documentary "Becoming Chaz," this one-hour special with Chaz Bono will discuss the extreme lengths people will go in order to become their authentic, best self.

"Becoming Chaz," the story of Chaz Bono's emotional and physical gender transition, is produced and directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, World of Wonder Productions.

"The Doc Club With Rosie O'Donnell" will be executive produced by Hud:sun Media for OWN. Michael Rourke is the executive producer.


A joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications, OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK is a multi-platform media company designed to entertain, inform and inspire people to live their best lives. OWN debuted on January 1, 2011, in approximately 80 million homes on what was the Discovery Health Channel. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform, Oprah.com.

About OWN Documentary Club:

The OWN Documentary Club aims to engage audiences in the same manner that Oprah's Book Club significantly changed the reading habits of the country, and was created to spotlight cinematic documentaries that inspire and entertain. Rosie O'Donnell is a collaborator for the OWN Documentary Club, selecting key films and hosting specials that inspire deeper conversations.

About World of Wonder:

Award-winning and innovative production company World of Wonder was founded by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato in 1991. It has created award-winning films and documentaries such as "Inside Deep Throat", "The Eyes of Tammy Faye", "Party Monster" and "Monica in Black and White", and is the creator of such entertaining hit series as "RuPaul's Drag Race" (Logo) and "Million Dollar Listings" (Bravo). In addition to producing twenty three films for HBO they have also been official selections at the Sundance film festival seven times. Their documentary, "The Last Beekeeper" (Planet Green), recently won an Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Nature Programming. They are currently producing "Finding Sarah", a documentary series featuring Sarah the Duchess of York (OWN).

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