via press release:
August 24, 2012
OPRAH WINFREY AND TV GUIDE MAGAZINE COUNT DOWN THE MOST ICONIC AND MEMORABLE OPRAH SHOW MOMENTS
‘TV Guide Magazine’s Top 25 Best Oprah Show Moments’ Features New Behind-the-Scenes Commentary by Oprah Winfrey
Series Premieres August 28th at 9 p.m. on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network presents “TV Guide Magazine’s Top 25 Best Oprah Show Moments” counting down some of the most famous and memorable moments from “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” The six episode series premieres Tuesday, August 28 with two back-to-back episodes airing at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET/PT, before moving to its regular time slot Tuesdays at 10pm ET/PT on OWN.
Featuring new commentary from Oprah and TV Guide Magazine Editor-in-Chief Debra Birnbaum, the series “TV Guide Magazine’s Top 25 Best Oprah Show Moments” reveals never-before-seen, personal reflections of the most unforgettable interviews, guests, performances and milestones in the history-making show.
TV Guide Magazine meticulously went through over 4,500 episodes of footage from the 25 years of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” from 1986 to 2011 and selected the top 25 moments that defined the show. Winfrey reveals what she was thinking back then and what she feels watching the shows now while Editor-in-Chief Debra Birnbaum reflects on the significance of these moments and the impact “The Oprah Winfrey Show” had on the viewers.
“The way Oprah related to and connected with people on The Oprah Winfrey Show allowed for highly compelling interviews and episodes that captured viewers far beyond her general audience,” says TV Guide Magazine Editor-in-Chief Debra Birnbaum. “These moments made such an impact that they are a part of television history that will forever be remembered as part of our culture.”
The countdown reflects on favorite moments including; Tom Cruise’s infamous couch jumping moment, Mattie Stepanek, the eleven-year-old poet and peacemaker who inspired the world with his courage, author of “A Million Little Pieces” James Frey’s controversial interview, “The Sound of Music” cast reunion, and many other celebrity surprises and firsts in American entertainment culture.
Episode airdates and descriptions follow:
Tuesday, August 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
TV Guide Magazine’s Top 25 Countdown: Moments 25-22
Oprah and Debra look back at Oprah’s most unforgettable guests; The Sound of Music cast reunion, Mattie Stepanek, and an emotional reunion with Oprah’s favorite childhood teacher.
Tuesday, August 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
TV Guide Magazine’s Top 25 Countdown: Moments 21-18
Oprah and Debra look back at the show’s most captivating moments, including interviews with author James Frey and members of the Little Rock Nine.
Tuesday, September 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
TV Guide Magazine’s Top 25 Countdown: Moments 17-14
Oprah and Debra look back on Oprah’s road trip with Gayle King; her 50th Birthday bash and an emotional interview with Michael Jackson’s children.
Tuesday, September 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
TV Guide Magazine’s Top 25 Countdown: Moments 13-10
Oprah and Debra look back at the historic interview with President Barack Obama and the First Lady. Plus, Oprah’s Favorite Things!
Tuesday, September 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
TV Guide Magazine’s Top 25 Countdown: Moments 9-6
Oprah’s dreams come true on stage with Tina Turner. Plus, the Sarah Palin interview.
Tuesday, September 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (Finale)
TV Guide Magazine’s Top 25 Countdown: Moments 5-1
Oprah and Debra recall “The Top Five Moments of All Time” from “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” including love-struck Tom Cruise, Oprah’s weight loss story and the great Car Giveaway. TV Guide Magazine‘s number one pick for the top moment in “The Oprah Winfrey Show” history is revealed!
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About TV Guide Magazine
TV Guide Magazine is one of the most popular weekly magazines in the country with nearly 13 million weekly readers. From behind-the-scenes looks at broadcast, cable, and syndicated shows to sneak peeks at television’s most intriguing plotlines, TV Guide Magazine has every corner of the television medium covered. TV Guide Magazine is the premier source for entertainment news, guidance, and information about America’s most popular leisure time activity. For more information, please visit tvguide.com/magazine and www.facebook.com/tvguidemagazine. You can also get the latest updates on Twitter from TV Guide Magazine, @TVGuideMagazine, and Debra Birnbaum, @TVGMDebra.