The Ebersols' Inspiration
In November 2004, television executive Dick Ebersol, his wife, actress Susan Saint James, and their children suffered a tragic loss. Teddy, the youngest member of their family, died in a plane crash. Dick and his other son Charlie, who were also on the plane, barely escaped with their lives. On a previous Oprah
show, the Ebersol family shared the life lessons they learned
from their grief.
The Ebersols said Teddy's untimely death taught them how to celebrate life, and now, the family shares how losing Teddy brought new meaning to a special family project. The project, a documentary film called Ithuteng
, tells the story of an extraordinary South African woman and the children who call her "Mama Jackey."