ADDITIONAL NOTES: a show on hiatus for longer than 12 months - without any news about its future - is assumed to be canceled
DESCRIPTION: (from OWN's press release, August 2011) Prison mediation programs currently exist in almost every state across the country. The new OWN docu-series, "Confronting," takes viewers inside the mediation process as a victim and offender come together, face to face, for the most important conversation of their lives. "Confronting" debuts on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Saturday, September 17 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Each one-hour "Confronting" episode follows an emotional story that begins with a crime. It brings together victim and offender, documenting their powerful, painful and transformative journey, as they both try to come to terms with the terrible event that links them. The mediation process culminates in a no-holds-barred in-person meeting in prison. During the emotional confrontation, the offender learns of the pain and suffering caused by his misdeeds and is offered the opportunity to apologize and ask for redemption. Meanwhile, the victim has a chance to express his/her feelings and must ultimately decide whether or not forgiveness is a possibility.