Oprah viewers are making history! In November 2005, Ricky Martin and CNN's Christiane Amanpour gave an up-close view of what's been called the ugliest, most preventable man-made disaster in the world—the trafficking and prostitution of children, a $10 billion industry.
At the end of the show, Oprah asked viewers to take action. Thousands and thousands of you sent letters to Washington, urging your congressional representatives to acknowledge this tragedy and make stopping child sex trafficking a top priority. Oprah is gratified to announce the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act—a bill that will provide support for victims as well as help prosecute sex trade customers and traffickers—has been signed into law by President Bush!