Oprah's ready for prime time

March 26, 1992|By Knight-Ridder News Service

Oprah Winfrey is about to take on Barbara Walters as queen of the celebrity specials at ABC.

ABC will air at least four hour-long segments of "Oprah: Behind the Scenes," a series of prime-time interview specials, the network confirmed yesterday. Producer is Harpo Productions, Ms. Winfrey's Chicago-based company.

First up, on May 19 during the ratings "sweeps": Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn on location of their new flick, "Death Becomes Her"; Dustin Hoffman on the set of his new movie, "Hero," and rocker Michael Bolton backstage at a concert. The second show will run in the November sweeps.

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