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OFFBEAT: Hammond reader asks about Maya Angelou and Oprah Book Club

OFFBEAT: Hammond reader asks about Maya Angelou and Oprah Book Club

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am
Poet Maya Angelou (left) and Oprah Winfrey in Pajamas Chatting in Angelou's Brass Bed in June 1997

Poet Maya Angelou (left) and Oprah Winfrey in Pajamas Chatting in Angelou's Brass Bed in June 1997

Poet Maya Angelou (left) and Oprah Winfrey in their pajamas chatting in Angelou's brass bed in the bedroom of Angelou's 18-room Winston-Salem, North Carolina home for a taping of an Oprah Book Club segment for a June 1997 episode of her popular daytime talk show.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Gary physician Dr. Rachel Ross now hosting on TV's 'The Doctors'

OFFBEAT: Gary physician Dr. Rachel Ross now hosting on TV's 'The Doctors'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 15, 2013 12:00 am
TV Talk Show Hostess Oprah Winfrey

TV Talk Show Hostess Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey's start in Chicago as an unknown TV talk show host during the early 1980s included promotional opportunities, including talking to ladies charity luncheon groups in Northwest Indiana.

June 09, 2013 12:00 am
ADVANCE PLANNING: Role models for a longer-than-anticipated life

ADVANCE PLANNING: Role models for a longer-than-anticipated life

A few years ago, I thought I had found a useful role model in Frank Lloyd Wright. Broke and a social pariah who had alienated all of the few friends he ever had, at the age of 70-something he wrote an autobiography about how great he was. He started a school for architects and proceeded to b…

October 06, 2012 3:20 pm

LAST RESORT: The value of role models

A few years ago, I thought I had found a useful role model in Frank Lloyd Wright. Broke and a social pariah who had alienated all of the few friends he ever had, at the age of 70-something he wrote an autobiography about how great he was. He started a school for architects and proceeded to b…

September 24, 2012 3:20 pm

Lake County Council paves way for highway department raises

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council on Tuesday approved across-the-board 3 percent pay raises for the Lake County Highway Department.

August 14, 2012 8:45 pm
CHICAGO SCENE: O, my! Relive Oprah's farewell

CHICAGO SCENE: O, my! Relive Oprah's farewell

If you missed Oprah's teary May 25 finale, the talk-show queen has posted the entire transcript of the last "Oprah Winfrey Show" online at her website ( http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/The-Oprah-Winfrey-Show-Finale_1/1).

June 03, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Oprah's final episode the perfect close and a lasting learning impression

OFFBEAT: Oprah's final episode the perfect close and a lasting learning impression

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 26, 2011 12:00 am
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