Dispatches: Oprah Springs Eternal

Oprah Springs Eternal

"We might be poor," says Oprah Winfrey, "but we ain't sellin' our soul to the devil today." The cameras are rolling as Winfrey, a TV talk-show host who is said to earn more than $40 million a year, tackles her newest role, that of LaJoe Rivers, an impoverished mother of eight children struggling to survive in the Henry Horner Homes, a violent Chicago housing project. The movie, which will air on ABC in November, is the first serious film from Harpo, Winfrey's production company. It's based on the nonfiction best seller There Are No Children Here by Alex Kotlowitz, which details...

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