The Truth About Fallen Celebrity Syndrome

Season 4 Episode 421
Aired on 05/26/2013 | CC tv-14
Celebrity breakdowns—they're not just for tabloids anymore. As celebrity gossip has been absorbed into mainstream news coverage, Oprah has coined a new term for our cultural obsession: fallen celebrity syndrome. Watch as the Rev. Ed Bacon, Elizabeth Lesser and Mark Nepo explain why society appears to delight in a celebrity's fall from grace—and why these meltdowns can have positive and negative effects on all of us.