OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces "Money Class" (WT)
Suze Orman to Host New Primetime Series Premiering Fall 2011
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6, 2011 -- OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announces a new series "Money Class" (working title) created and hosted by Suze Orman, acclaimed financial advisor, motivational speaker and television personality, set to premiere Fall 2011 on OWN. One home at a time, the primetime series is dedicated to addressing and moving beyond both the circumstantial and personal decisions that have created difficult financial situations for so many people around the country, by going into their lives to help them transform.
"Suze Orman is the rock star of personal finance, and her straight-forward advice will help people that are in need of a financial wake-up call," said Lisa Erspamer, chief creative officer, OWN.
"Nothing can teach you more about who you really are, than your money," said Suze Orman.
The series will feature Orman as she goes into the lives of families, couples and individuals around the country, sets attainable goals and tasks them with specific challenges to impart the ability to make responsible and well-informed decisions. The end goal is for the participants to let go of the past and move toward a more secure financial future. Produced by @radical.media.
Currently, Orman can be seen as a featured expert on "Ask Oprah's All Stars" airing on OWN January 9, 16 and 23 (8:00 � 10:00 p.m. ET/PT), and as a guest judge on the third episode of "Your OWN Show: Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star" to air January 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Orman, a two-time Emmy Award winning TV host, has been called "a one-woman financial advice powerhouse" by USA Today. She's a top motivational speaker, a contributing editor to "O" The Oprah Winfrey Magazine and a New York Times best-selling author many times over. Some of her books include Action Plan; Women & Money: Owning The Power To Control Your Destiny and The Laws of Money, The Lessons of Life.
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