Super Soul Sunday
Sundays at 11 a.m. ET/PT
Posted: Fri 12/07/2012 08:00 AM
Professor Elie Wiesel finds his Breathing Space among the beauty and books of the New York Public Library. Take in the sights while listening to his favorite music.
Posted: Thu 12/06/2012 08:00 AM
Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel is one of Oprah's personal heroes. In 2006, Oprah traveled to Auschwitz death camp in Poland to learn firsthand from Elie—a Holocaust survivor—about the horror he recounted in his book, Night.
This Sunday, Oprah is sitting down once more with the man "who's lived through hell without ever hating." At 11 a.m. ET/PT, Oprah is sitting down for an all-new conversation with Elie Wiesel about life after emergency open heart surgery.
At 12 p.m. ET/PT, stay tuned for an encore presentation of their trip to Auschwitz. It's a show you'll want to watch again and share with others.
Before then, watch as Oprah opens up about lessons we can all learn from that sobering visit.
Plus, Oprah shares why visiting Auschwitz with Elie was a "life-fulfilling moment."
Posted: Wed 12/05/2012 08:00 AM
The wait is over! Today, Oprah is proud to announce her second Oprah's Book Club 2.0 pick—The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis. "The first chapter, it just floored me," she says. "I'm telling you this book touched me so deeply. The spirit of just sacred truths just leaped from the pages."
Watch the video above to get more of Oprah's thoughts on this groundbreaking novel (by a first-time author, no less).
Then, we've got two assignments for you:
1. Start reading! Get everything you need to read along with Oprah at www.oprah.com/bookclub
2. Mark your calender. Oprah's interview with Ayana Mathis airs February 3, 2013, on "Super Soul Sunday"!
Posted: Wed 12/05/2012 08:00 AM
June 16, 2011
"It's your heart," says the gastroenterologist after performing an endoscopy on me.
I am surprised: "Not my stomach?"
For some time now, acid reflux has been one of my nightmares. My longtime general practitioner also feels it has contributed to the various health problems that have afflicted me for the past several years.
My wife, Marion, and I have just returned from Jerusalem, where, every year, we spend the holiday of Shavuot with close friends. In keeping with the tradition to which I have remained faithful, friends and I spent the night in a yeshiva in the Old City studying biblical and Talmudic laws and commentaries dating from the Middle Ages.
This time, in Jerusalem, it had all gone well. No terrorist attacks. No border incidents. Even my cursed migraines seemed to respect the sanctity of this night, of this city unlike any other. But now, back in New York, suddenly my body revolts. The new piercing pain in my shoulders rises all the way to my jaw. I swallow a double dose of Nexium, the medicine I take for acid reflux. This time without success.
"No, neither the stomach nor the esophagus," replies the doctor after a moment of silence. "It's certainly the heart." Ominous words, inducing fear and the promise of more pain. Or worse.
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Posted: Tue 12/04/2012 08:00 AM
Oprah says sitting down with Nobel Prize winner and human rights activist Elie Wiesel was a "privilege of a lifetime." This Sunday, Elie opens up to Oprah about his emergency heart surgery. "We get an opportunity to talk about those moments of him being on the operating table and his thoughts about who he was and all the things he had left to do, which was really surprising to know that at 82 years old he still felt like he had so much undone," Oprah says.
Watch as Oprah reflects on the moments from the interview that most resonated with her. Then, tune in Sunday at 11 a.m. ET/PT to watch their complete conversation on OWN or online.