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Oprah's Master Class Season 1 Episodes

8 Episodes 2011 - 2011

Episode 1


Sat, Jan 1, 2011 60 mins

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.

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Episode 2

Diane Sawyer

Sun, Jan 2, 2011 60 mins

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

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Episode 3

Maya Angelou

Sun, Jan 16, 2011 60 mins

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

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Episode 4

Simon Cowell

Sun, Jan 23, 2011 60 mins

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.

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Episode 5

Lorne Michaels

Sun, Jan 30, 2011 60 mins

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

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Episode 6

Condoleezza Rice

Sun, Feb 13, 2011 60 mins

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.

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Episode 7

Oprah Winfrey

Sun, Mar 27, 2011 60 mins

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."

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Episode 8

Oprah Winfrey

Sun, Apr 3, 2011 60 mins

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.

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