Los Angeles, CA – OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network announced today the return of the popular series Oprah's Lifeclass with six all-new episodes, titled Oprah's Lifeclass: The Tour, which will have its premiere Monday, March 26 (8 to 10 p.m. ET/PT). The first episode kicks off live at Peabody Opera House in St. Louis on Monday, March 26, and then heads to Radio City Music Hall in New York on Monday, April 2, with new episodes continuing each Monday throughout April. Two episodes will be taped in each city, and a third location will be announced shortly.
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"Taking Lifeclass on the road gives Oprah the opportunity to connect on a whole new level with our viewers in person, on air and online," said Sheri Salata, president of OWN. "We are gathering the most inspiring teachers to discuss the fundamental life principles that are the keys to unlocking our own greatest potential."
Oprah takes the stage as teacher in one of the world's biggest classrooms alongside hand-picked experts, including Bishop T.D. Jakes and inspirational author Iyanla Vanzant at Peabody Opera House in St. Louis, Missouri (March 26). Spiritualist Deepak Chopra and business and life strategist Tony Robbins join her at Radio City Music Hall in New York, New York (April 2). Oprah's Lifeclass: The Tour will again engage fans online with live streaming at Oprah.com and feature a digital classroom (www.oprah.com/lifeclass) with all-new course work to accompany episode themes.
During its inaugural five-week run last October, Oprah's Lifeclass was a true multiplatform experience. More than 1.4 million students from around the world engaged with Oprah online at Oprah.com to view live webcasts of the series and join the Oprah's Lifeclass digital classroom to participate in the companion course work. Oprah's Lifeclass content received nearly 11 million page views and 1.6 million unique visitors on Oprah.com, and users from more than 200 countries viewed the Oprah's Lifeclass webcasts on Facebook and Oprah.com. The series is produced by Harpo Studios and recently won an NAACP award for Outstanding Talk Series. Follow @OprahLifeclass on Twitter and join the conversation using #OprahsLifeclass.
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