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SEASON 2, EPISODE 216 | AIRED ON 12/09/12

Kerry Washington and Shonda Rhimes

On the set of ABC's hit television series Scandal, Oprah sits down with actress Kerry Washington. Kerry shares what it's like to be the first African-American female lead on a primetime show in almost four decades, and discusses her favorite part about playing Olivia Pope. Kerry also opens up about her vision for her career, her leading men and how her highly anticipated upcoming movie, Django Unchained, impacted her life.

Later, Oprah talks to the creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, the award-winning Shonda Rhimes. Find out why she decided to kill off two of the most beloved characters on Grey's, what she's most proud of in life, and what inspired her to institute a "no a**holes policy."

Finally, Oprah talks to Judy Smith, a public relations/crisis management powerhouse, who is the real-life inspiration for the character Olivia Pope. Judy discusses some of her most infamous clients—including Monica Lewinsky.

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