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.

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