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August 22, 2014, 5:37 pm

‘Oprah’s Lifeclass’ to air new episodes

Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) will air two all new special summer episodes of the original series "Oprah's Lifeclass" on consecutive Sundays, July 29 and Aug. 5, at 10 p.m. both nights. Winfrey returns home to Harpo Studios in Chicago and takes the stage to share advice and engage in inspiring conversation about “principles that guide our lives.”

On July 29, Winfrey is joined by inspirational author Iyanla Vanzant and together they focus on “Growing Beyond Guilt,” followed by “Hard Conversations” on Aug. 5.

In February of last year, Vanzant sat face-to-face with Winfrey to clear the air about why their relationship abruptly came to an end more than a decade prior, revealing “how her life completely fell apart” during the hiatus. According to

“She lost everything, including her home, her marriage, her multimillion-dollar book deals, her fortune and her daughter Gemmia, who died after battling cancer.” Following the awkward on-air encounter, Vanzant's new show “Fix My Life” is set to debut this fall on OWN.  

Featuring a variety of "handpicked experts," Oprah's Lifeclass" highlights the principles that guide her life, many of which were gleaned from the 4,561 hours of "The Oprah Winfrey Show." According to the network, Winfrey reaches back through the show's 25-year history “to teach the lessons that matter most to her ... guidelines for fulfilling your life's potential, breaking through your barriers, understanding your purpose, letting go of anger, how to use joy to fuel your life, and becoming all you were meant to be.”

The series incorporates worldwide interaction as questions are taken from fans via Facebook, Twitter and Skype. "Oprah's Lifeclass" also has an online companion that includes actual course work at for an even more enriching experience. contributed to this report.

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