â€˜OPRAHâ€™S NEXT CHAPTERâ€™ FEATURES EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS WITH
BETTE MIDLER & VALERIE SIMPSON THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11 ON OWN
via press release:
‘Oprah’s Next Chapter’ Features Exclusive Interviews With Bette Midler & Valerie Simpson This Sunday, November 11 on OWN
Written By Amanda Kondolojy
November 6th, 2012
Los Angeles, CA â€“ Oprah visits the larger than life Bette Midler about her epic career. Oprah also sits down with Valerie Simpson of the legendary, chart-topping duo Ashford & Simpson as she opens up about the loss of her husband of 37 years and writing partner, Nick Ashford. Both interviews will air on â€œOprahâ€™s Next Chapterâ€ this Sunday, November 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
Bette Midler discusses growing older in Hollywood, whatâ€™s ahead in her next chapter, her latest movie, â€œParental Guidanceâ€ and her co-star Billy Crystal; her biggest regrets, the secret to the success of her 27 year marriage and what she really thinks about â€œWind Beneath My Wings,â€ the song made famous by her 1988 movie â€œBeaches.â€ She talks about watching the movie â€œBeachesâ€ for the first time with her daughter, Sophie; and what song she says will never be allowed to play at her funeral. Bette also shares her passion for cleaning up the environment and creating a 100-person organization with the mission of planting one million trees in New York.
Oprah also sits down with Valerie Simpson, who co-wrote hits like â€œAinâ€™t No Mountain High Enough,â€ â€œIâ€™m Every Womanâ€ and â€œAinâ€™t Nothing Like the Real Thing, to discuss life after Nick Ashfordâ€™s death and their legacy. In their first television interview, Nick and Valerieâ€™s daughters sit down with Oprah to discuss their legendary father.