She’s going after the primetime slot folks! Yes, the reigning queen of daytime talk is vying for the nation’s attention both midday and night with the announcement of Harpo Production’s first primetime reality series “The Big Give”. Are you America’s greatest unknown philanthropist? If so, Oprah’s calling you and all other Nashville do-gooders to the Sheraton Music City Hotel on February 26 for open casting.  Producers are looking for the “type of person who makes things happen and will do whatever it takes”, and someone who has a "big personality" and "lots of charisma". 

“The Big Give”

Are you America’s Greatest Unknown Philanthropist?
Harpo Productions has announced its first primetime network series, “The Big Give”. This show is all about inspiring people around the country to do good for others. “The Big Give” will challenge contestants to dream up creative and innovative ways to help others. Contestants travel through the US completing tasks based around the communities’ needs and changing the lives within them. A new, positive twist to primetime television created in the spirit of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Looking for competitive, creative, and adventurous individuals who want to use their resourcefulness to help others and will stop at nothing to do the right thing!

 Be sure to meet us in a city near you!

February 22nd, 2007 / 9AM – SHARP!
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites
404 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

March 2nd, 2007 / 9AM - SHARP!
Harpo Studios
1058 W. Washington Blvd
Chicago, IL 60607

February 26th, 2007 / 9AM – SHARP!
Sheraton Music City Hotel
777 McGavock Pike
Nashville, TN 37214

March 7th, 2007 / 9AM – SHARP!
The Manhattan Center’s Grand Ballroom
311 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001



****Must be 18 years or older, a legal U.S. Resident, willing to take part in a primetime television series that will be taped in the spring of 2007 and broadcast nationally on network television, and willing and able to spend up to eight weeks away from home on a full time basis. **** 

No word yet on just how many cast members producers are looking to cast or how many will be chosen from each city, but odds are you have just a good a shot as anyone. They’ll likely have their hands full here in Oprah’s hometown, after all, we are the Volunteer State.   

This article has been republished from Out & About Nashville, and was part of a series of first-person pieces written by the late Bobbi Williams.

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