It's not so hard to get in touch with Oprah Winfrey. For the past few weeks, viewers who've followed the former Queen of Daytime into prime time on her eponymous cable network have found themselves able to engage in real-time conversations with Winfrey via Skype, Facebook and Twitter during the nightly series Oprah's Lifeclass (Monday-through-Friday, 8/7c, OWN).
During the live part of last Friday's show, which filmed in Los Angeles, a young man named Harel beamed in via Skype from Israel to ask Winfrey herself for some advice; simply, he'd been having a bit of an existential crisis. She shared her own thoughts on giving back and then read him a comment from a Facebook user
Oprah Winfrey will get another emotional visit from the past... but not from a long-lost relative.
The talk show host will reunite with Iyanla Vanzant, an inspirational speaker and spiritual life coach who was featured regularly on The Oprah Winfrey Show in the late '90s, in the days before Dr. Phil McGraw. Vanzant is one of the founders of the Inner Vision spiritual workshop along with her daughter, Gemmia Vanzant, who died in 2003 of cancer.