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In 1987, The Oprah Winfrey Show visited the small town of Williamson, West Virginia. The town was thrust into the national spotlight when Mike Sisco, a local man with AIDS, jumped into a public swimming pool. It was a lightning rod for anger and fear about AIDS and homosexuality in 1987.

Look back at that show

For Season 25's premiere week, Oprah and her team decide to revisit their landmark 1987 town hall episode. "Williamson was one of those seminal shows for us in that you were able to talk to real people regarding the most important health issue affecting our country," Oprah says.

Senior producer Jack is assigned to the show. As his team prepares to go on location, they must face critics in the town who aren’t ready to lay out the welcome mat a second time.
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