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[02/07/07 - 12:30 PM]
ABC and Harpo Announce "Building a Dream: The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy," a Primetime Special Airing Monday, February 26, 2007
In a one-hour special, Oprah Winfrey brings to television "the incredible five-year journey of the creation the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls -- South Africa."

[via press release from ABC]

ABC AND HARPO ANNOUNCE �BUILDING A DREAM: THE OPRAH WINFREY LEADERSHIP ACADEMY,� A PRIMETIME SPECIAL AIRING MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2007

A Heart-Warming Look at the Hopes and Strength of Some Extraordinary South African Girls

In a one-hour special, Oprah Winfrey brings to television the incredible five-year journey of the creation the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls -- South Africa. See the touching, inside story of how Oprah turned her dream of opening a school for disadvantaged South African girls into a reality, including an up-close look at some of the life-stories of these inspiring students. Despite unimaginable hardships, these girls all exhibit that intangible �it� quality and know that attending this Leadership Academy will forever change their lives, the lives of their families, their communities and the future of their nation. �Building A Dream: The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy� airs MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls � South Africa is a 28-building, state-of-the-art independent school that engenders high standards of academic achievement and service leadership for girls.

�Building A Dream: The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy,� is produced by Harpo Productions. Oprah Winfrey and Katy Davis serve as executive producers.

ABC Entertainment offers quality, award-winning programming that includes many of the most widely viewed series, specials and movies. Primetime Entertainment on ABC crosses various programming genres with hit series like �Desperate Housewives,� �Grey�s Anatomy,� �Dancing with the Stars,� �Lost,� �Ugly Betty,� �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,� �Brothers & Sisters,� �Boston Legal,� �According to Jim,� �George Lopez,� �America�s Funniest Home Videos� and �Jimmy Kimmel Live� in Late-Night.

Harpo Productions, Inc. produces daytime�s number-one-rated, award-winning �The Oprah Winfrey Show,� creates and develops original TV programming, and operates Oprah.com, a premier women�s lifestyle website. Harpo Print, LLC and Hearst Magazines publish the monthly O, The Oprah Magazine and quarterly O at Home publications. Harpo Films, Inc. produces feature films as well as top-rated long form television programs under the �Oprah Winfrey Presents� banner. Harpo, Inc. produces the original cable series �Oprah After the Show,� which airs on the Oxygen Network. Harpo Radio, Inc. produces the content for the �Oprah & Friends� channel (156) on XM Satellite Radio.





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