AWARD-WINNING SERIES "OPRAH'S LIFECLASS" RETURNS MARCH 26 WITH ALL-NEW EPISODES
Series KicksOff with Live Shows in St. Louis (March 26) and New York (April 2) Featuring Special Guests Deepak Chopra, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Tony Robbins and Iyanla Vanzant
Los Angeles, CA - OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today the return of the popular series "Oprah's Lifeclass" with six all-new episodes, titled "Oprah's Lifeclass: The Tour" to premiere Monday, March 26 (8:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET/PT). The first episode kicks off live at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis on Monday, March 26, then heads to Radio City Music Hall in New York on Monday, April 2, with new episodes continuing each Monday throughout April. Two episodes will be taped in each city and a third location will be announced shortly.
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"Taking 'Lifeclass' on the road gives Oprah the opportunity to connect on a whole new level with our viewers in person, on-air and online," said Sheri Salata, president, OWN. "We are gathering the most inspiring teachers to discuss the fundamental life principles that are the keys to unlocking our own greatest potential."
Oprah takes the stage as teacher in one of the world's biggest classrooms alongside hand-picked experts including Bishop T.D. Jakes and inspirational author Iyanla Vanzant at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis, Missouri (March 26). Spiritualist Deepak Chopra and business and life strategist Tony Robbins join her at Radio City Music Hall in New York, New York (April 2). "Oprah's Lifeclass: The Tour" will again engage fans online with live streaming at Oprah.com and feature a digital classroom (www.oprah.com/lifeclass) with all-new course work to accompany episode themes.
During its inaugural five week run last October, "Oprah's Lifeclass" was a true multi-platform experience. Over 1.4 million students from around the world engaged with Oprah online at Oprah.com to view live webcasts of the series and join the Lifeclass digital classroom to participate in the companion course work. "Oprah's Lifeclass" content received nearly 11 million page views and 1.6 million unique visitors on Oprah.com, and users from over 200 countries viewed the "Oprah's Lifeclass" webcasts on Facebook and Oprah.com. The series is produced by Harpo Studios and recently won an NAACP award for Outstanding Talk Series. Follow @OprahLifeclass on Twitter and join the conversation using #OprahsLifeclass.
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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 77 million homes on what was the Discovery Health Channel. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform, Oprah.com.