Today the Boylan family will tape, via Skype, a couple of segments for an upcoming Oprah Winfrey Show. This is an “update” show that will air either in May, or the summer. The agreement with Harpo asks that we not particularly talk about the show much at this point, but we’re hopeful it will go well; our children will be on camera and are likely to be speaking for the first time about what they would like everyone to know is their good family.
As parents we have our fingers crossed. The Oprah show has been very generous to the Boylans in the past. On the other hand, there is always the possibility we will lose our minds on camera, and the whole thing wind up resembling the short video I post below:
— 9 AM. Postscript below
PS. 4 PM. Well we’re done with the show, and while confidentiality keeps us from being able to yammer all about it, I will say that I am very proud of my two boys, who were as eloquent as can be, not to mention Deedie, who is loving and proud of us all. We did NOT particularly get to talk about my writing, which discourages me a little, although they did show the cover of She’s Not There. I’m hoping the show reaches people whom it may help, and as always it’s a gift to be spotlighted by Oprah her self.
Will post the air date when we know it; last i heard was maybe May.