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OWN PREMIERES SPECIAL NIGHT OF PROGRAMMING SUNDAY, JUNE 23 FEATURING AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN IN HOLLYWOOD ON ‘OPRAH’S NEXT CHAPTER’ AND TELEVISION PREMIERE OF DOCUMENTARY ‘DARK GIRLS’

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Oprah Talks with Alfre Woodard, Viola Davis, Phylicia Rashad and Gabrielle Union About Their Career Challenges and Triumphs on “Oprah’s Next Chapter” (9-10 p.m. ET/PT)

Groundbreaking Documentary “Dark Girls” (10 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. ET/PT) Explores the Issues that Dark-skinned Women Face Around the World

Los Angeles, CA June 17, 2013 - OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will present a night of compelling conversation on Sunday, June 23, beginning with “Oprah’s Next Chapter” (9-10 p.m. ET/PT) featuring Oprah’s in-depth conversation with some of Hollywood's most powerful female African-American actresses including Alfre Woodard, Viola Davis, Phylicia Rashad and Gabrielle Union.  Immediately following is the world television premiere of the groundbreaking documentary “Dark Girls” (10 p.m. - 12 a.m. ET/PT) from filmmakers Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry.  The film explores the prejudices that dark-skinned women face throughout the world.

 

“OPRAH’S NEXT CHAPTER” - AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN IN HOLLYWOOD

Sunday, June 23 from 9-10 p.m. ET/PT

Oprah Winfrey sits down for an in-depth conversation with some of Hollywood's most powerful female African-American actresses including Alfre Woodard, Viola Davis, Phylicia Rashad and Gabrielle Union.  In the discussion, the iconic actresses open up about the challenges, criticism and competition they face as African-American women in Hollywood.  In the groundbreaking conversation, the women shed light on a topic that is not often discussed in the entertainment industry.

 

“DARK GIRLS”

Sunday, June 23 from 10 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. ET/PT

“Dark Girls” explores the prejudices that dark-skinned women face throughout the world.  The film looks at the roots of classism, racism and the lack of self-esteem within a segment of cultures that span from America to the most remote corners of the globe. Women share their personal stories, touching on deeply ingrained beliefs and attitudes of society, while allowing generations to heal as they learn to love themselves for who they are.  From filmmakers Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry, “Dark Girls” made its world premiere at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.  The DVD will be released September 24, 2013. 

About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey’s heart and creative instincts inform the brand – and the magnetism of the channel.  Winfrey provides leadership in programming and attracts superstar talent to join her in primetime, building a global community of like-minded viewers and leading that community to connect on social media and beyond. OWN is a singular destination on cable.  Depth with edge.  Heart. Star power. Connection.  And endless possibilities.  OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications.  The network debuted on January 1, 2011 and is available in 85 million homes.  The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com .

 

 

 

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