Oprah Interviews Neuroanatomist Who Experienced Stroke
Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is best known for her TED video that explains her own experience having a stroke
Interview airs August 12 at 11 a.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
“Oprah and Jill Bolte Taylor: A Stroke of Insight” will air on the Emmy Award-winning “Super Soul Sunday” on Sunday, August 12 at 11 a.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and will simulcast online worldwide via Oprah.com and Facebook.com/OWNTV.
Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, a Harvard-trained neuroanatomist and author of the New York Times bestselling memoir “My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey,” suffered a massive stroke in 1996. It was after her 8-year recovery that she catapulted into the public eye after her 2008 TED talk went viral. To date, it has garnered more than 11 million views on Ted.com and YouTube. As a result, Taylor was chosen as one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World for 2008. In this interview, Taylor talks to Winfrey about how this life-changing event became her spiritual awakening.
Immediately following the interview will be two special episodes of “The Best of The Oprah Show;” including “The Power of Prayer” at 12 p.m. ET/PT and “Caroline Myss on Discovering Why We Are Here” at 1 p.m. ET/PT. Blending brand-new footage of Winfrey reflecting on these groundbreaking shows, with vintage clips, Winfrey gives never-before-seen insight and reflections on some of the most memorable moments.
Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, Describes what A stroke feels like:
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Other upcoming Oprah Super Soul Sunday episodes include:
August 19: Oprah and Reverend Ed Bacon: Faith and Spirituality
August 26: Oprah and Llewellyn Vaughan Lee: Sufism and the Wisdom of the Heart
September 2: Oprah’s Book Club 2.0: Oprah and Author of ‘Wild’ Cheryl Strayed
September 9: Oprah and Iyanla Vanzant: Soul to Soul (Premiere)
September 16: Oprah and Ram Dass: Fierce Grace
About Super Soul Sunday
The Emmy® Award-winning series “Super Soul Sunday” delivers a thought-provoking, eye-opening and inspiring block of programming designed to help viewers awaken to their best selves and discover a deeper connection to the world around them. With all-new conversations between Oprah Winfrey and top thinkers, authors, and spiritual leaders, “Super Soul Sunday” features exclusive interviews in studio and on location– from spots as diverse as a serene oak grove at Winfrey’s California home, to a palace in India, and even a garden terrace in Maui. Also featured is short-form content from SoulPancake, the production company co-founded by “The Office’s” Rainn Wilson. Exploring themes and issues including happiness, personal fulfillment, wellness, spirituality and conscious living, “Super Soul Sunday” presents an array of perspectives on what it means to be alive in today’s world. The series is produced by Harpo Studios.
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