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KONY Founder Jason Russell on Oprah’s Next Chapter October 7th

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 10/02/2012

Jason Russell Oprah Winfrey InterviewKONY Founder Jason Russell on Oprah’s Next Chapter October 7th

Jason Russell, creator of the “Kony 2012” viral video and co-founder of the non-profit organization Invisible Children, will speak out for the very first time after his public breakdown in a worldwide exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey on “Oprah’s Next Chapter” airing this Sunday, October 7 (9-10 p.m. ET/PT), on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

Russell skyrocketed to international fame in March when his video appealing to viewers to bring more attention to Joseph Kony, the Uganda rebel leader, reached over 100 million views online in less than one week. Amidst the global attention and intense scrutiny that followed the video’s success, Russell was found on the streets of San Diego naked, yelling, disrupting traffic and pounding his fists on the pavement. For the first time since this public incident, Russell, along with his wife Danica, will discuss with Winfrey what happened on that day and the impact those events have had on his career, his marriage and his continued fight against Kony.

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About “Oprah’s Next Chapter”

“Oprah’s Next Chapter” features Oprah Winfrey as she steps outside of the studio for riveting, enlightening and in-depth conversations with newsmakers, celebrities, thought leaders and real-life families. “Oprah’s Next Chapter” is produced by Harpo Studios.


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