Episode Detail: Ellen DeGeneres - True Hollywood Story
Ellen DeGeneres is profiled. The episode features a wealth of archival clips; and comments from such friends as Melissa Etheridge, Kathy Najimy and Henry Winkler. Included: her success as a stand-up comic, including her first time on “The Tonight Show”; her foray into TV with the sitcom “These Friends of Mine,” which morphed into “Ellen”; and the impact coming out as a lesbian had on her career. Also: her stint as host of the 2001 Emmy Awards; and her day-time talk show.