OWN heads to Ferguson in Iyanla Vanzant special

U.S. net OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will travel to Ferguson, Missouri, in the special Iyanla: Fix My Life - Special Report: Healing in Ferguson, set to air on August 26. (Pictured: Iyanla Vanzant)
August 25, 2014

U.S. net OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will delve into the community of Ferguson, Missouri, in the special Iyanla: Fix My Life – Special Report: Healing in Ferguson, set to air tomorrow (August 26).

The special will follow minister and life coach Iyanla Vanzant (pictured) – who hosts the network’s Iyanla: Fix My Life series – on a trip to the troubled community, where Michael Brown was shot to death on August 9 by a police officer. Vanzant will work with locals and encourage peace in the wake of the shooting and ensuing unrest. 

The special features a face-to-face meeting between Ferguson police chief Thomas Jackson and Brown’s uncle, pastor Charles Ewing. In addition, Vanzant will host a discussion with community leaders and citizens, as well as joining a peaceful protest herself.

The special will air on August 26 at 9 p.m. EST/PST. Meanwhile, Iyanla: Fix My Life will have its third season premiere on September 6 at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.