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Summer is ending, and what better way to prepare for fall TV premieres than by catching up on your favorite shows? Although you could also just re-watch classic episodes of your favorites! Either way, you have plenty of choices if you decide to spend the long weekend indoors. Check out your options below.

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Growing up in rural South Dakota, legendary journalist Tom Brokaw discovered his passion for news at an early age. Through it all, he remained grounded, which he credits in part to the values he learned as a child. 'I've often said that I had my father's balls, my mother's brains and their common heart,' he says. Watch as Tom reflects on his nearly 'perfect parentage' and why even as a boy he always wanted to know what was going on beyond the Great Plains.

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In 1997, Diahann Carroll was diagnosed with breast cancer. While undergoing radiation treatment, she allowed reporter Connie Chung to follow her around with a news crew to raise awareness about the disease. Watch as Diahann discusses the reluctance she felt before deciding to share her experience.

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As society evolves, Susan Sarandon says, she has noticed that strictly defined gender roles and designations have begun to dissolve. In this video, she explains why she feels this change is a good thing, and shares how certain socialization concepts can be troubling for men in particular.

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Lenny Kravitz recounts one of his grandfather's character-building exercises and how it helped him achieve success as a musician, producer and actor.

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Labor Day Weekend Marathon Roundup

Summer is ending, and what better way to prepare for fall TV premieres than by catching up on your favorite shows? Although you could also just re-watch classic episodes of your favorites! Either way, you have plenty of choices if you decide to spend the long weekend indoors. Check out your options below.

(All times are ET/PT)

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Exclusive Video: Barbara Walters Reveals the Biggest Lesson She's Learned on Master Class

Barbara Walters has learned a lot throughout her 50-plus years as a journalist, and on Sunday's episode of Oprah's Master Class, she's sharing the most significant piece of wisdom she can impart on others.  

"The most important thing a journalist or interviewer can do is to listen," she says in the exclusive clip below. "Too often we write questions down and no matter what, we go onto our second question and our third question because that's the way we've written them. We shouldn't. The first question gets asked and the second question should be, why? How come? Tell me more. ... If you don't listen you're not a journalist."

OWN announces Darlene Love movie starring Toni Braxton, Octavia Spencer miniseries

During the hour, Walters, a 12-time Emmy Award winner, shares a rare glimpse into her career, from getting her big break and becoming the first woman to co-anchor Today, to interviewing every sitting president since Richard Nixon, and why she chose to leave The View

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OWN Announces Darlene Love Movie Starring Toni Braxton, Octavia Spencer Miniseries

Toni Braxton will star as Darlene Love in My Name Is Love: The Darlene Love Story, an upcoming TV movie about the singer that will air on OWN in December, the network announced Thursday.

In addition, Octavia Spencer will star in a two-night event miniseries tentatively titled Tulsa, about the largest race riot in U.S. history, in Tulsa, Okla. Spencer will play journalist Mattie Clay.

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The Biz: Tyler Perry Raises OWN

Maybe Tyler Perry's next movie should be called Madea Saves Oprah's Network.

Just a year ago, OWN's financial losses and struggle for ratings began to concern the Wall Street analysts who follow the venture that Oprah Winfrey co-owns with Discovery Communications. So writer-director-producer Perry, a longtime Winfrey pal, offered his services to create comedies and dramas for the network, which had been built on reality series and talk shows.

Twelve months later, his scripted ...
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Weekend TV Playlist: Falling Skies, Thrones Finale, Tonys

There's a lot of catching up to do as the third season of TNT's alien-invasion sci-fi action series Falling Skies gets underway Sunday, with a two-hour opener (9/8c) understandably if regrettably heavy on exposition in between the elaborate battle scenes. As reported in TV Guide Magazine's current Sci-Fi Preview issue, and emphasized for what seems at least a dozen times during the premiere, seven months have passed since last season's surprise ending, when a new alien force introduced itself to the human ...
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Premiered: January 02, 2011, on OWN
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Accomplished people from various walks of life share lessons they have learned as they look back over their lives. The idea, says Oprah, is to "allow people to learn from people who are mastering this thing called life."

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