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[05/09/13 - 08:35 AM]
New Season of "Super Soul Sunday" Kicks Off on Mother's Day May 12 with Oprah Winfrey and Her Mentor. Dr Maya Angelou
Upcoming guests include Dr. Brian Weiss, Karen Armstrong, Phil Jackson and India.Arie.

[via press release from OWN]

NEW SEASON OF "SUPER SOUL SUNDAY" KICKS OFF ON MOTHER'S DAY MAY 12 WITH OPRAH WINFREY AND HER MENTOR DR. MAYA ANGELOU

Season Also Features Champion Basketball Coach Phil Jackson and Multi Award-Winning Singer India.Arie Among Others

Chicago, IL- In the first of a special two-part event, Oprah Winfrey sits down with her beloved mentor and internationally acclaimed writer, author and poet Dr. Maya Angelou on the Emmy(R) Award-winning series "Super Soul Sunday" premiering Mother's Day, May 12 from 11 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

In this candid conversation, the luminary who Oprah calls her 'mother-sister-friend' opens up about forgiveness, family, and the rich relationship they've shared for more than thirty-five years. Discussing her latest book "Mom & Me & Mom," Dr. Angelou delves into one of the deepest personal stories of her life: her relationship with her mother, Vivian Baxter. Dr. Angelou also reveals intimate stories from her childhood, including how her nurturing, yet fiery, mother challenged her to find strength in the face of adversity. Plus, find out how a few loving words from her mother changed young Maya's life forever.

A true Renaissance woman, Dr. Angelou has traveled the world, speaks seven languages, and is one of our greatest and most cherished poets. She has been a dancer, singer, artist, professor, director, and activist. Her most notable work, "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings," was recently named by TIME Magazine to be one of the 'All-Time 100 Nonfiction Books.' Now, with more than 30 bestselling titles and countless honors and awards, Dr. Angelou is hailed as one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time.

This season's "Super Soul Sunday" line-up continues with all-new inspirational episodes airing every Sunday (from 11:00-12:00p.m.) on OWN, including:

May 19- "Oprah & Dr. Maya Angelou, Part Two"

Oprah's heart-to -heart conversation continues with acclaimed author, Dr. Maya Angelou. Discussing her latest book, Mom & Me & Mom, Dr. Angelou reveals how her tough, but tender-hearted mother transformed her life. Plus, she shares her insights on aging brilliantly, and how love can liberate you.

May 26- "The Bigger Picture with Oprah, Rev Ed Bacon, Elizabeth Lesser & Mark Nepo"

Join Oprah and three dynamic thought leaders for the first installment of 'The Bigger Picture,' a Super Soul Sunday panel discussion about today's top global headlines, bringing unique and thoughtful perspective to world news topics ranging from prescription drugs to terrorism, gun violence, and our fascination with celebrity culture.

June 2- "Oprah & Dr. Brian Weiss: Reincarnation, Past Lives and Miracles"

Groundbreaking psychiatrist and best-selling author of "Many Lives, Many Masters" tells Oprah of how he came to practice past life regression therapy.

June 9- "Oprah & Karen Armstrong, Part One"

Former Roman Catholic nun and best-selling religious historian Karen Armstrong, who created TED's Charter for Compassion, reveals her life story and why she is on a mission to build greater compassion in the world.

June 16- "Oprah & Coach Phil Jackson"

Widely considered one of the greatest American basketball coaches in history, 11 time NBA Championship coach Phil Jackson opens up to Oprah like you've never seen him before, talking about his strict upbringing, his coaching philosophy as it relates to life lessons and his battle with cancer.

June 23- "Oprah & Grammy-Award Winner India.Arie: Spiritual Awakening"

Grammy Award-winning musician and songstress India.Arie sits down with Oprah for a truly spiritual and heart-opening conversation where she reveals her downward spiral after being shut out of her first Grammy nominations. Arie talks about what was holding her back and how she broke through. Plus, Arie performs a very special song from her new album.

June 30- "Oprah & Grammy-Award Winner India.Arie: How to Break Through"

The India.Arie conversation continues as she addresses a recent controversy that landed her in the headlines. She explains her spiritual awakening in Hawaii, talks about love relationships and why she chose to trust her intuition.

About Super Soul Sunday:

"Super Soul Sunday" is the multi-award winning daytime series that delivers a timely thought-provoking, eye-opening and inspiring block of programming designed to help viewers awaken to their best selves and discover a deeper connection to the world around them. Recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with a Daytime Emmy(R) award, the Alliance of Women in Media Foundation with a Gracie award and the Religion Communicators Council with a Wilbur award, "Super Soul Sunday" features all-new conversations between Oprah Winfrey and top thinkers, authors, visionaries and spiritual leaders. Exploring themes and issues including happiness, personal fulfillment, spirituality and conscious living, guests who have appeared include Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, Wayne Dyer, Gary Zukav, Debbie Ford, Marianne Williamson, Ram Dass, Eckhart Tolle, Sarah Ban Breathnach, Daniel Pink, and Thich Nhat Hanh. Home to Oprah's Book Club 2.0, the series has helped surge book sales of best-selling author Cheryl Strayed and debut novelist Ayana Mathis. The series also frequently presents Rainn Wilson's collection of uplifting short films created under his SoulPancake banner. A truly unique television experience, this ground-breaking series has attracted one of the most loyal, active and engaged social communities in television. Every episode has ranked in the top ten most social shows in broadcast television and cable, spiking to number one more than twelve times (source: Bluefin Data). Produced by Harpo Studios, Super Soul Sunday presents an array of perspectives on what it means to be alive in today's world.

About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey's heart and creative instincts inform the brand - and the magnetism of the channel. Winfrey provides leadership in programming and attracts superstar talent to join her in primetime, building a global community of like-minded viewers and leading that community to connect on social media and beyond. OWN is a singular destination on cable. Depth with edge. Heart. Star power. Connection. And endless possibilities. OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications. The network debuted on January 1, 2011 and is available in 85 million homes. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com.

To find OWN in your area, visit www.oprah.com/findown





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