The Making of the Legends Who Paved the Way Gala

Aired on 01/18/2015 | CC tv-pg
Oprah says love was in every detail of the weekendlong celebration she hosted for 14 civil rights legends who paved the way for us all. "You've got to have a great, comfortable space and make it as pretty as possible," she says. "You absolutely need good food, good music, good drink [and] good entertainment."

To make this happen, Oprah turned to party planner extraordinaire Colin Cowie. Watch as Oprah and Colin plan for the gospel brunch in Oprah's amphitheater, and see how Colin's team transformed the ballroom of the Bacara Resort and Spa for the weekend's dinner gala.

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