The Oprah Winfrey Show Looking for Harry Potter Fans


Sep 08, 2010

Posted by John Admin

The Oprah Show is searching for Harry Potter fans willing to appear on the programme to talk about how J.K. Rowling and the Harry Potter series has inspired them or their family. A short description on the application to appear on the show reads as follows:

Are you or your children obsessed with the Harry Potter series? Have you read all the books and seen all the movies multiple times? How has the series helped you bond with your children or parents? Has J.K.’s rags to riches journey as a single mother-turned-billionaire inspired you? Has her story motivated you to write, start your own business or try something you’ve only dreamed about before?

What life lessons has the Harry Potter series taught you? Did reading about the death of Harry’s parents helped you cope with loss in your own life? Have the books helped you escape from a difficult time in your own life? If you could ask J.K. Rowling a question, what would it be?

Read the full description and write in to the programme at this link on the Oprah website. There is currently no indication of when this episode will air.

Many thanks to our friends at MuggleNet for the heads up!

60 Responses to The Oprah Winfrey Show Looking for Harry Potter Fans

Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: FIRST! Very cool... I am definitely going to share my story!Avatar ImageSlytherin Princess101 says: OMG this is so awesome!!!!Avatar Imagedoughboy6390 says: Well they didn't help cope with death or anything but they have definiatly been a part of my life since I was 9!Avatar ImageHogwartsHP says: It's really good, Oprah is excellent !§!Avatar Imageinspired_by_you says: awesome!! I really want to be on it! lol!Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: asking JK questions is like an endless list for most of us she should be careful what she asks for she may just get a 64 page applicationAvatar Imagepotterfan4lyfe says: @ZachBlazk right haha xPP I wanna do this!!!!Avatar Imagepotterfan4lyfe says: ***BlackAvatar ImageMudblood_and_proud says: if only i lived in America........oh well. <3Avatar ImageSlyBones says: OMG that is so AWESOME!!!Avatar ImageBookworm_Weasley says: I know I won't be able to go on the show because I'm in the UK, but the site lets you submit your story no matter what country you are from. So I have submitted mine!Avatar Imagejacket says: That's really cool! Avatar Imagejessi09 says: That is really cool. I think I will try to do it.Avatar Imageksddancer says: So cool! I wish I can do it!Avatar ImageTurquoiseRose13 says: I'm not going to do it, because I'm not old enough, and I don't want to be on TV, but how I would love to be in the audience. I vote Andrew Slack, or at least someone from the HPA, to apply. XD I hope whoever gets chosen will represent our fandom well, and really show how Harry Potter has affected individuals, families, and the world. I'm sure they will, of course, because HP fans are just awesome like that. Best of luck to all who apply!Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: @nargles i got you no worries it looks cooler with a zAvatar Imagegot2lovme says: I know i can't. My story ain't a sob story. My family would say it's turned me more crazy than anything lol. Avatar Imagevicki_the_house_elf says: I agree with TurquiseRose13 someone from the HPA would be a fantastic representative. I think they should do something about Esther earl, that would make a wonderful tribute and inspire many more people to continue her work.Avatar ImageSusmita singh says: Awesome!!!! I want to go to it. I would love to go!!Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: Thats awesome. Wonder when itll be airedAvatar ImageBritt says: I remember her having the same thing in 2000. It wasn't until after I submitted I saw it was for Americans only. Damn!Avatar Imagedevilskinn says: I'm not obsessed enough but I would love to see someone from Leaky be there :-)Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: I hope they have a good age range. My parents love the books, and they're in their 80s. But we too live in the UK.Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: Ew Oprah. She will find a way to make everything look cheesy XD Andrew should represent our fandom.Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: awesome!Avatar ImageMistic Willow says: I think it is really AWESOME!! and I have been a fan since I bought the very first book, at Barnes and Noble and stood in line from 8pm until 12:01am to buy it!!! I have done this with every books since then, and I always go to the theator the night before the release and view the Movie at 12:01am for the first time. I own all of the books, and Movies, I am not a Spring chicken, and have enjoyed every single book, and think that JK Rowling is an AWESOME Author!!!! Avatar ImageScarStruck says: HOLY FLIP THIS IS AWESOME!! :DDD Harry Potter fans are to spazy and epic for Oprah >.>Avatar ImageDawna says: Definitely obsessed...just not sure if I could put it into words...Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: I came to the books rather later than most. Some children I used to babysit for placed 'Philosopher's Stone' in my hands and said, 'You'll like this, and when you've read that we'll lend you the others.' They were right! That took me up to Prisoner of Azkaban, and then I read the rest as they came out. The excitement reminded me of the first time I read the Lord of the Rings, a feeling I had not expected to experience again.Avatar ImageGF_of_Seamus says: Andrew Slack, Melissa, Andrew Sims, and Matt from the whomping willows, NEED to be on the show. I feel like they have invested so much (not that others haven't) into this fandom. it really has shaped their lives. Matt met his future wife, andrew started HPA which is changing lives as we speak and andrew and melissa have impacted probably a billion people with their podcasts and sites. this could really be epic.Avatar Imagenimbus2010 says: i definitley will tryAvatar Imageigo2pigfarts says: OMG this is awesome! I'm definately gonna try!Avatar ImageMatea says: can't wait for that episode! I would love to share my story,but I'm too far away from Chicago :( I really hope she'll have Jo as guest! but maybe I should share my story anyway:)Avatar ImageMatea says: yep,did it. but God, 2000 characters weren't enough XD. In the end,half of what I wanted to say was deleted.Avatar ImageEmmaria says: wow awesome :-)) Avatar ImageFresca says: I agree with TurquoiseRose. I hope the winner will point out how much good the fandom has done, and how much JKR has given to help charities around the world.Avatar ImageCarol Carvalho says: I think that all of us who are not going to enter for ourselves or our children should write them about Melissa, Frak, John and Sue. Tell them how special these guys are and how much they have done for the fandom! :) I can't wait to watch this show... It is going to be awesome! I hope Oprah brings Jo on too!!!! :DAvatar Imagejessyginny says: It´s AMAZING!!! But well...I don´t like in America, so I can´t do it, but if I lived there I would´ve asked my parents if I could do it...oh, well good luck to all american HP fans!!:)Avatar ImagePetra says: Good luck to anyone on this... :)Avatar ImagePetra says: *everyone.. lol...Avatar Imagehallowedhearts says: I would give my left arm to be on this show. Avatar ImageSindi says: Thats Great!!!! Definitely going to enter :D Avatar ImageLuna1616 says: i so wanna go! o well =\ (Stupid Nieves)Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Wish I could!!Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: Tell us what the prizes will be.Avatar ImageSaskiaM says: If they want questions for Jo does that mean they'll be having her on the show? Do you know what, I've thought for a while that if they are (or if anybody is going to interview her), Leaky should really interview her FIRST, because nobody has really asked her serious questions for a couple of years. And wouldn't the best people to do that be people who are really, genuinely invested in the books themselves, rather than "oh what a lovely phenomenon this is it will make money"...? I do like Oprah though, I'll watch it whenever it airs. :)Avatar Imagegryffindorgirl01 says: yay someone appreciates the fans!!!! lets hope twilighters dont get on Oprah Avatar Imagesiriuslyamanda says: Does anyone know when the deadline is?Avatar Imagecerizesicat says: so cool! i want to be in the audience XDAvatar ImageTheGoldenSeeker says: OMG, I have waited for this almost all of my life!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D I've been sending her tons of emails to do this show and I can't believe that she's finally doing it!!!! :) I'm definitely going to send her my story!!!! ;) Leaky, THANK YOU SO MUCH for telling me about this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :*Avatar ImageDanielBonnie28 says: if i sould ask J.K one question it would be: how did harry propose to ginny??Avatar ImageDanielBonnie28 says: would*Avatar Imageathena lupen says: thats really cool ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! :DAvatar ImageSaskiaM says: @DanielBonnie28 -- YES! I'd love to know the answer to that. I'd like to know more about how Lupin spent the years between 3 and 7 -- did he have Wolfsbane, how did the underground operations go, what exactly happened with Tonks... I don't think I'm ever going to get my questions answered, lol.Avatar says: Soooo upset. I wanted to send in my story so I worked really hard on it especially since they didn't really have a deadline listed. By the time I went to send it it was too late.Avatar Imagevicki_the_house_elf says: @DanielBonnie28 I'd love to know the answer to that too. I have a feeling Ginny asked him, i don't think she's the type of girl to wait for him to ask.Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: Let's see ... do I have a question for Jo? Uh, YEAH!!! Loads. :o)Avatar Imagesnunkiebrian says: Oh that is totally cool! how can i not live in american with an opportunity like this!Avatar Imageanghela_DA.14 says: I'm willing to be interviewed...Oprah here I come!!Avatar Imageanghela_DA.14 says: I'm willing to be interviewed...Oprah here I come!!!

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