FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 1, 2013
Los Angeles — Oprah Winfrey will speak with NBA player Jason Collins; his twin brother, Jarron; and the Collins family for their first interview together on the heels of Jason Collins becoming the first active pro athlete in one of the four major American team sports to announce that he is gay. The special episode of Oprah's Next Chapter will air this Sunday, May 5, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network.
Jason Collins reflects on the worldwide reaction following his decision to reveal that he is a gay man and remarks how he hopes his story will further the conversation around equality. Oprah and Collins are joined by his twin brother, former NBA player Jarron Collins; his parents, Portia and Paul Collins; his sister-in-law, Elsa Collins; and Teri Jackson, his aunt and a San Francisco Superior Court judge, who was the first family member he came out to.
For more information please visit: http://www.oprah.com/own-oprahs-next-chapter/First-Look-Oprahs-Next-Chapter-with-NBA-Player-Jason-Collins.
About Oprah's Next Chapter
Oprah's Next Chapter is the award-winning primetime series featuring Oprah Winfrey as she steps outside of the studio for riveting, enlightening and in-depth conversations with newsmakers, celebrities, thought leaders and real-life families. Oprah's Next Chapter is produced by Harpo Studios. Join the conversation on Twitter using #NextChapter.
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Published on April 30, 2013