Oprah Winfrey Speaks With First Openly Gay NBA Player Jason Collins and his Family on 'Oprah's Next Chapter'

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May 1st, 2013

Jason Collins

via press release:

OPRAH WINFREY SPEAKS WITH FIRST OPENLY GAY NBA PLAYER JASON COLLINS, HIS TWIN BROTHER JARRON AND THEIR PARENTS IN FIRST INTERVIEW TOGETHER

 

Special “Oprah’s Next Chapter” Airs This Sunday, May 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

 

Los Angeles – Oprah Winfrey will speak with NBA player Jason Collins, his twin brother Jarron and family for their first interview together on the heels of Collins’ public announcement as the first openly gay active pro athlete in a major American sport. The special episode of “Oprah’s Next Chapter” will air this Sunday, May 5 from 8-9 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

 

Collins reflects on the worldwide reaction following his decision to reveal that he is a gay man and how he hopes his story will further the conversation around equality. Oprah and Collins are joined by his twin brother, former NBA player Jarron Collins, his parents Portia and Paul Collins, his sister-in-law Elsa Collins and aunt Teri Jackson, a San Francisco Superior Court judge and the first family member he came out to.

 

For more information please visit: http://www.oprah.com/own-oprahs-next-chapter/First-Look-Oprahs-Next-Chapter-with-NBA-Player-Jason-Collins

 

About “Oprah’s Next Chapter”

“Oprah’s Next Chapter” is the award-winning primetime series featuring Oprah Winfrey as she steps outside of the studio for riveting, enlightening and in-depth conversations with newsmakers, celebrities, thought leaders and real-life families. “Oprah’s Next Chapter” is produced by Harpo Studios. Join the conversation on Twitter using #NextChapter.

 

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.

 

For more information, please visit www.oprah.com/own and www.press.discovery.com/us/own.

 

 
  • AppleStinx

    He’s been scoring more points off the court than he ever will as a pro, but this may be worth watching just to hear how the family reacted when they learned that he was black.

  • groove365

    *snare hit*

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