Oprah Winfrey Interviews Author Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor About Her 'Stroke of Insight' on 'Super Soul Sunday'

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August 9th, 2012

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Interview airs August 12 at 11 a.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

“Oprah and Jill Bolte Taylor: A Stroke of Insight” will air on the Emmy® Award-winning “Super Soul Sunday" on Sunday, August 12 at 11 a.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and will simulcast online worldwide via Oprah.com and Facebook.com/OWNTV.


Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, a Harvard-trained neuroanatomist and author of the New York Times bestselling memoir “My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey,” suffered a massive stroke in 1996. It was after her 8-year recovery that she catapulted into the public eye after her 2008 TED talk went viral. To date, it has garnered more than 11 million views on Ted.com and YouTube. As a result, Taylor was chosen as one of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World for 2008. In this interview, Taylor talks to Winfrey about how this life-changing event became her spiritual awakening.


Immediately following the interview will be two special episodes of “The Best of The Oprah Show;” including “The Power of Prayer” at 12 p.m. ET/PT and “Caroline Myss on Discovering Why We Are Here” at 1 p.m. ET/PT. Blending brand-new footage of Winfrey reflecting on these groundbreaking shows, with vintage clips, Winfrey gives never-before-seen insight and reflections on some of the most memorable moments.
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Other upcoming episodes include:

August 19: Oprah and Reverend Ed Bacon: Faith and Spirituality

August 26: Oprah and Llewellyn Vaughan Lee: Sufism and the Wisdom of the Heart

September 2: Oprah’s Book Club 2.0: Oprah and Author of ‘Wild’ Cheryl Strayed

September 9: Oprah and Iyanla Vanzant: Soul to Soul (Premiere)

September 16: Oprah and Ram Dass: Fierce Grace
About Super Soul Sunday

The Emmy® Award-winning series “Super Soul Sunday" delivers a 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. With all-new conversations between Oprah Winfrey and top thinkers, authors, and spiritual leaders, “Super Soul Sunday" features exclusive interviews in studio and on location– from spots as diverse as a serene oak grove at Winfrey’s California home, to a palace in India, and even a garden terrace in Maui. Also featured is short-form content from SoulPancake, the production company co-founded by “The Office’s" Rainn Wilson. Exploring themes and issues including happiness, personal fulfillment, wellness, spirituality and conscious living, "Super Soul Sunday" presents an array of perspectives on what it means to be alive in today’s world. The series is produced by Harpo Studios.


Follow @SuperSoulSunday on Twitter and join the conversation using #SuperSoulSunday.
For more information, and to view the simulcast live stream please visit www.Oprah.com, www.facebook.com/OWNtv and www.facebook.com/SuperSoulSunday

  • Gina Pino

    We are going through the same thing with my stepdad..I cant wait to get her book.The little I have read from it has answered so many questions I have had wondering what is going through his mind and I thank Jill so much. The only difference is its on his right side so I am trying to understand the difference..Thanks, this has giving me so much hope. He has beat the odds twice now and I believe in the power of prayer and believe this is why he is still here…Thanks and God Bless

  • wanda

    I feel so connected to everybody.I feel like I know everybody & we are all the same.My Soul is so emotional. I have seen several accidents & although I can never make myself go up to the vehicles,I pray & cry for the Souls involved.It is as though these beings are a very close part of my family. I see people who appear to have very little emotions & I think how is these possible? I tahnk you for your response to your reasoning as to why I am so in tune with the Universe.ThXS! Wanda

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