It was exciting being on her show. She made me feel very comfortable and welcomed and the audience was fantastic. In between shooting, when we took breaks for the commercials, she and I would talk about various things we have in common: she told me she just went on a camping/fishing trip and loved it so we talked about the fact that too few African Americans venture into the wilderness; we both were rocked by Eckhart Tolle’s “The New Earth,” which she and he did a month long radio show about, complete with a curriculum based on the book which my friend, Elizabeth Lesser, developed. We talked about the importance and bravery of Tyler Perry admitting on her show that he had been sexually abused as a young boy. Perhaps you watched that show. Nov 5th, Oprah will air a subsequent show she did, again with Tyler Perry, with 200 men in the audience who had been victims of abuse. She said that when she drove up to her studio that day and saw all the men lined up waiting to come inside, she cried. I’ll bet one thing: I’ll bet that experience began the process of healing for those men. Breaking the wall of silence is the first step to healing. Isn’t Oprah something!? She’s affected so many lives.” Including mine. It was a thrill for me doing the show with her
Again, the show I did airs Oct 27th.