Oprah's Master Class Episodes

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Oprah's Master Class Season 1 episodes

Oprah Winfrey Season 1, Episode 8

Conclusion. Oprah Winfrey recalls starting her syndicated talk show and being cast in the 1985 film "The Color Purple." Winfrey also discusses her personal life. read more

Oprah Winfrey Season 1, Episode 7

Oprah Winfrey reflects on her life ("a miracle") in a two-part reminiscence. In Part 1, she looks back over her difficult childhood in Mississippi, Milwaukee and Nashville, and her first TV jobs (beginning at 19). She also acknowledges her belief in God. "My confidence," she says, "comes from knowing that there is something greater than myself." read more

Condoleezza Rice Season 1, Episode 6

Condoleezza Rice recalls her years in the Bush administration and some of the decisions she made as Secretary of State and National Security Advisor. She also reflects on the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. read more

Lorne Michaels Season 1, Episode 5

Lorne Michaels discusses risk, the "power" of laughter and his 35 years at the helm of "Saturday Night Live." read more

Simon Cowell Season 1, Episode 4

Simon Cowell discusses lessons he learned about rejection and failure as well as success. Cowell also discuss honesty, ego, instinct and moving forward in life. read more

Maya Angelou Season 1, Episode 3

Author Maya Angelou discusses her creative process and the power of words. Angelou also looks back over her troubled childhood. read more

Diane Sawyer Season 1, Episode 2

Diane Sawyer looks back over her life and career. Topics include her marriage to Mike Nichols, her curiosity and things that "fuel her passion." read more

Jay-Z Season 1, Episode 1

Accomplished people from various walks of life share lessons they've learned as reflect on their lives. In the opener, Jay-Z charts his rise from Brooklyn projects to hip-hop stardom. read more

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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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