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OPRAH'S CHICAGO KICK-OFF PARTY AND EXCLUSIVE SUMMER NEWSMAKERS START TWO-DAY SNEAK PREVIEW OF THE ALL-NEW SEASON OF "THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW"
—A special performance by three time Grammy Award-winning group
The Black Eyed Peas to be taped in streets of Chicago—
—Correspondent Lisa Ling returns for the "Oprah" show for the first time
since her reunion with her sister Laura-
—Exclusive Interviews with ESPN's Erin Andrews
and "Father Oprah" Alberto Cutie—
CHICAGO, IL – "The Oprah Winfrey Show" is giving viewers a sneak peak at its all-new season, including the Sept. 14 season premiere exclusive interview with Whitney Houston, in a two-day television event.
First, on Thursday, Sept. 10, Oprah hosts a Season 24 kickoff party in the streets of Chicago, as a crowd of thousands joins her for a fun-filled, star-studded celebration, including a special appearance by three time Grammy Award-winning group The Black Eyed Peas. More information is available at www.oprah.com/party.
Then, on Friday, Sept. 11, the "Oprah" show features exclusive interviews with the newsmakers who had people talking all summer long. Correspondent Lisa Ling returns to the "Oprah" show stage for the first time since she and her sister Laura were reunited, after Laura was set free following a 140-day detention in North Korea. ESPN's Erin Andrews speaks out for what she calls "the first and last time" about the peephole video filmed without her knowledge and circulated on the Internet. Finally, Father Alberto Cutie, often called "Father Oprah," opens up to Oprah about falling in love, falling out of favor with the Catholic Church, and his new life with his wife and stepson.