Two years after one of the worst natural disasters in history, Oprah travels to Haiti. There, she visits a tent camp run by actor and humanitarian Sean Penn and discovers both heartache and hope among the Haitian people in the wake of a devastating earthquake. Sean Penn arrived in Haiti just days after the earthquake killed more than 300,000 people and left another 1.5 million homeless. He started a nongovernmental organization called J/P HRO and is now running a tent camp that houses 20,000 internally displaced Haitians. During her visit, Sean Penn opens up to Oprah about why he came to Haiti, how he feels personally responsible for the people living in his camp and how the experience has helped him cope with his divorce.
Oprah travels to Skywalker Ranch in beautiful Northern California for an inspiring conversation with visionary filmmaker George Lucas.
George talks about the spirituality behind the Force and why he created an entire belief system for his galaxy far, far away. He also opens up about the creative process, finding bliss, the near-death car accident that changed his life forever and the bold decision that made him a billionaire.
Then, the love of George's life, Mellody Hobson, joins the conversation in an exclusive interview. They live thousands of miles apart, come from different generations and different backgrounds, but George says he's found the perfect partner in Mellody.
Finally, actors Cuba Gooding Jr. and Terrence Howard talk about George's exciting new film, Red Tails, the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African-American fighter pilots who soared to glory during World War II.
Oprah travels to the home of New Jersey's governor, Chris Christie, a man The New York Times calls "one of the most intriguing political figures in America." He's also been called a human bulldozer, "Governor Wrecking Ball" and "the Tony Soprano of politics." Known for his in-your-face style, Governor Christie is a YouTube sensation, a rising star in the Republican Party and the type of leader many see as our next president. Whether he's confronting voters at his infamous town hall meetings or talking tough to teachers' unions, he's a man on a mission to tackle the really big problems facing America.
Oprah rarely interviews politicians, but she makes an exception for Governor Christie because she believes he is a leader willing to go beyond sound bites and canned responses. In a candid conversation, he opens up about his lifelong struggle with weight and the guilt he carries, the best advice his mother ever gave him and why he resisted a run for the White House.
Oprah travels to Houston, Texas, to meet one of America's most influential spiritual leaders, Pastor Joel Osteen, and his wife, Victoria. After attending Pastor Osteen's Sunday service at Lakewood, the largest church in America, Oprah visits the Osteen home to talk faith, marriage, power and ego.
In a revealing and candid interview, Pastor Osteen opens up about the impact of his father's death and explains how he reluctantly became a preacher in his late 30s. Plus, the pastor responds to critics who say his sermons focus too much on material success. Victoria, Pastor Osteen's wife and co-pastor at Lakewood Church, joins the conversation and reveals the secrets of their 25-year marriage.
Finally, our cameras go behind the scenes of the 16,000-seat Lakewood Church. From the 450 choir members to the congregation members, find out how this mega-church reaches millions every week.
In the two-hour series premiere, Oprah visits idyllic Sunapee, New Hampshire, for an intimate conversation with rock 'n' roll icon Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. Interviewed just days after the death of his beloved father, he speaks of his parents' influence on him and his own role as an often-absent father of four. Steven reflects on ex-wives and ex-girlfriends, the feuds with bandmates that almost destroyed Aerosmith, his decades-long struggles with addiction, and what he really thinks of the man he replaced on American Idol, Simon Cowell.