New OWN Original Series 'Oprah: Where Are They Now?' Premiering October 2

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September 25th, 2012

via press release:





Never Before Seen Interviews with Rodney King, Kato Kaelin, Mary Jo Buttafuoco,

the Pregnant Man and the First Female Cadet at the Citadel





Los Angeles – Their stories made headlines across America, and now the all-new original series “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” tracks down the Oprah show guests who made you laugh - made you cry.  Find out where they are now, plus see what happened to the biggest newsmakers of all time and how their lives have changed after sudden fame and notoriety turned their worlds upside down.  Featuring never before seen interviews with Rodney King, Kato Kaelin, Mary Jo Buttafuoco, the Pregnant Man and the first female cadet at The Citadel, the series premieres on Tuesday, October 2 from 10-11 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.


Following is an overview of the episodes.


Tuesday, October 2 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT) *PREMIERE “The Children Oprah Never Forgot”

On “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in 2006, Winfrey met Kris and Daisy, a young brother and sister whose mother abandoned them seven years prior.  Now 20 years later, Winfrey travels to Texas for a painful and emotional reunion between the mother, incarcerated in a Texas prison, and the children she left behind.


Tuesday, October 9 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT) “Mary Jo Buttafuoco & The Woman Addicted to Plastic Surgery”

In 1992, Mary Jo Buttafuoco was shot by her husband’s teenage mistress Amy Fisher, “the Long Island Lolita.” Now Buttafuoco opens up like never before about her unforgettable story of survival and what she thinks about her assailant and ex-husband. Buttafuoco also talks about forgiveness and finding a new love later in life. The episode also visits with memorable Oprah show guest Jenny Lee, the woman addicted to plastic surgery.


Tuesday, October 23 (10-11 pm. ET/PT) “Rodney King’s Last Interview and Kato Kaelin & Shannon Faulkner, the First Female Cadet at The Citadel”

Rodney King made headlines in 1991 when he was beaten by police, and again in 1992 with the acquittal of the officers, which incited the race riots in Los Angeles.  In his final interview taped only two weeks prior to his untimely death, King, who is joined by his fiancé Cynthia, opens up about his alcohol addiction and how he felt 20 years later about the cops who beat him and the incident that made him famous. Later Kato Kaelin, infamous houseguest of O.J. Simpson, reveals his thoughts on Simpson today and what he said to Simpson on the day of the murders.  Also, updates with Shannon Faulkner, the first female cadet at The Citadel who won admittance into the all-male military college.


Episodes airing in November include: an update with the Pregnant Man, Thomas Beatie, on his headline-making divorce, new girlfriend and life as a single father of three children; pop group sensation Hanson talk about life now that they are all married with children; revisit one of the most talked about Oprah shows, the single Alaskan men.



About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

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 on what was the Discovery Health Channel and is in approximately 85 million homes.  The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform,  For more information, please visit and Follow on Twitter at @OWNTV

  • AppleStinx

    Is it me or is Oprah still wearing yellow stuff?

  • Steven

    The Kris and Daisy episode is still one of my favorite moments from the Oprah Show. I still have the episode on DVD. However, the show aired in September 2007, so I’m wondering if the 2006 info is a mistake?

    Can’t wait to see this follow-up!

  • Bob

    Oprah should have stuck with the daytime show. It was kicking butt in the ratings and she only had to fill five hours a week. This network seems like a ton more work with a lot less return…

  • jRobnyc

    She ran out of ideas. This “where are they now” is not original and not interesting in anyway. This channel will soon become like TLC , filled with reality shows.

  • jRobnyc

    Oops it already is like that.

  • Ben

    “Biggest Newsmakers of All Time”. Hardly the words I would use to describe the people metioned in the article. Sure they are all people almost everyone has heard about, but; ‘the biggest newsmakers of all time’? Not quite. More like Kardashian type of fame. Famous for being famous instead of being famous for achievement and real notable sucess, that inspires other people to do better and achieve more with their lives. Other individuals that are similar to Ms. Winfrey.

  • JC

    They are doing shows like this because the top rated shows on OWN are ones the Oprah stars in so we will be seeing her more and more on the network. Honestly, I love where are they now updates.

  • AppleStinx

    Who is going to do an episode on Oprah?

  • Bob

    Thought the episode was good, happy to see Gary Neuman on the episode, he did a great job in 2007, one of the best Oprah episodes I’ve ever seen. Wish they could have let him speak a little more. Show was good!

  • Sharon

    Would LOVE to se “Bonez” aka Kevin John from I Love NY. Where is he now? What is he up to? He was so positive and motivating.

  • Mary Kajstura

    OPRAH OPRAH OPRAH….. SECULAR SECULAR SECULAR. Faith was so left out in this interview… Prison, children, heartache. Come on now. We ALL are on different spiritual levels. Being a women of Faith you so missed the main issue. GOD BLESS!

  • Anna B

    Love this show! Always wondered what happened to various guests on the Oprah Show, so glad for the follow up! Thanks OWN!

  • Lena

    I always loved KT Oslin’s music have most of it downloaded on Ipod I wonder where she is?

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