Oprah travels to Atlanta to sit down with Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina; her sister-in-law and manager, Patricia Houston; and her brother, Gary Houston, for an intimate interview. In this worldwide exclusive, Oprah speaks with those closest to the legendary singer. Bobbi Kristina shares personal memories of her mom and how she would like the iconic superstar to be remembered. The family addresses the rumors and speculation surrounding Whitney's death, including what really happened on the night Whitney Houston died and at the funeral. Also, Patricia and Gary talk about how the family really feels about Whitney's ex-husband, singer Bobby Brown.
It's been nine years since Paula Deen first appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and invited Oprah to Savannah, Georgia. Now, Oprah and her best friend, Gayle King, head down South for a sleepover at Paula's dream home. After a tour of her home, the queen of Southern cuisine takes Oprah and Gayle on some of her favorite backyard adventures.
Paula, Oprah and Gayle also sit down for an intimate interview in Paula's dock house. Paula opens up about her private and debilitating struggle with agoraphobia, the loss of her parents, her tumultuous first marriage and how she found the strength to overcome it all.
Later, Paula introduces her husband, Michael Groover; her brother, Bubba Hiers; her aunt Peggy; and her sons, Jamie Deen and Bobby Deen, as they all enjoy brunch. At the table, Paula's sons reveal what it's like working for their famous mother...and they don't hold back. Paula also talks about her 10-year affair with a married man and preparing herself for love with her second husband.
The New York Times calls life coach Tony Robbins "the high priest of human potential." Oprah and Sheri Salata, president of the Oprah Winfrey Network and Harpo Studios, go inside Tony's sold-out "Unleash the Power Within" seminar to observe his power to help those seeking life-changing breakthroughs. Not only do they absorb Tony's message, but they also experience a few of their own aha! moments as well.
After spending 12 hours at his seminar that hosted more than 4,200 people from 36 countries, Oprah does the unthinkable—she walks across burning hot coals!
The next day, Oprah and Tony sit down for a revealing conversation about the pain he experienced in his childhood. For the first time, Tony reveals how his mother abused him. Tony also reveals what he believes is the secret to success, how anyone can overcome obstacles to achieve the life they want and how he found the love of his life in his wife, Sage.
For the first time ever, Oprah sits down with four Hasidic wives and mothers in Brooklyn, New York, for a no-holds-barred interview about their unusual way of life. No topic was off limits.
In this revealing discussion, Oprah talks to Shterna, Toby, Chaya and Brocha—women who have 32 children between them—about everything from their unique sex practices to the role of women in Hasidic Judaism. These spirited women open up about rules of modesty, ritual baths (called mikvahs) and more. Then, Brocha, a mother of nine, stuns her friends when she reveals she didn't grow up Hasidic and admits that she used to work as a DJ at an alternative radio station. The women also share their pain over the death of Leiby Kletzky, an 8-year-old Hasidic boy who was murdered just blocks away.
Plus, Oprah goes on a rare tour of a mikvah to see why it's the most important part of Jewish life. Also, our cameras go inside stores that are unique to the Hasidic community, including a shop where Hasidic women have their wigs cut and styled.
For the first time ever, Oprah travels to Brooklyn, New York, to meet two Hasidic Jewish families, who lift the veil, revealing the secrets to their usually private and mysterious way of life.
Oprah first visits the Ginsberg family in the insular Hasidic community in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn. As she tours their traditional Hasidic home, Oprah learns why Hasidic women wear wigs and why Hasidic couples don't touch each other for two weeks a month and never touch each other—even to shake hands—outside the privacy of their bedroom. Oprah concludes her visit to the Ginsberg home by sitting down with the entire family for a traditional Jewish meal.
Then, Oprah travels to the Hasidic Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights to meet the Abrahamsons, one of only a handful of black Hasidic families in the world. In an intriguing conversation, Oprah learns about the unique challenges the family faces living as minorities within a minority within a minority.
In Part 2 of her trip to Haiti, Oprah drops in on Ariana, a young American girl who wrote her a letter seven years ago about her dream of opening an orphanage. Today, Ariana and her family are living out that incredible dream by caring for 45 orphans and running a local school in Port-au-Prince. We find out how and why this average American family left the comforts of their Los Angeles home and moved to Haiti to care for the neediest of children. Then, Oprah meets Magalie, a Haitian entrepreneur who is rebuilding her country through art. Lastly, Oprah sits down with designer Donna Karan and talks about her passion for Haiti, creating opportunities for local artisans and what makes her commitment to this country run so deep.