Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Oprah comes to Loaves & Fishes

Oprah Winfrey.
An article in today's Bee and in the Bee blog 21Q tells us that Oprah Winfrey was in Sacramento "taping scenes [for her TV show] at Loaves & Fishes and other agencies serving the homeless" on Feb 11, 12 and 13.

The episode, that is not solely about conditions in Sacramento, is scheduled to be aired next week.

A publicist for Winfrey's production company is quoted saying, "We're going to be showing viewers the real face of the recession."

Besides Loaves & Fishes, the article tells us "[the film] crew also looked at the Mustard Seed School, Volunteers of American, the 100-tent homeless encampment [known as the Wasteland] and the St. John's Women's Shelter."

Bee's 21Q blog promises to give us the air date of the episode that will include Sacramento scenes when it is scheduled.

UPDATE 2/20/09: The Bee now tells us the "upcoming episode of 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' will feature a family that was left homeless in Sacramento after the short sale of their home." It is perhaps/probably the case that the broader story of homelessness in Sacramento was not of interest to Oprah/Harpo Productions. [FYI: Sched of upcoming shows at oprah.com. ]

UPDATE 2/24/09: Note that we now know that Oprah, herself, DID NOT come to Sacramento. Lisa Ling and an "Oprah" film crew were here on Feb 11, 12 & 13.

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