CHICAGO and WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spiritual teacher and internationally acclaimed author and lecturer Marianne Williamson will host a new daily show on XM Radio's popular "Oprah and Friends" channel beginning January 1, 2008, it was announced today by Harpo Radio and XM. "Marianne Williamson on A Course in Miracles" will offer listeners practical advice on how to live a more loving and peaceful life, drawing from her experience with the self-study program for spiritual reflection, A Course in Miracles. The new daily programming expands Williamson's current weekly show on "Oprah and Friends."
"I'm delighted to have the opportunity to do this show. I know how powerfully the ideas of the Course can affect people's lives, and I look forward to sharing them on a daily basis," said Marianne Williamson.
In "Marianne Williamson on A Course in Miracles" Williamson will offer sensible counsel on how to apply the Course to everyday life through listener- involved discussions about relationships, career and health issues, among others. To complement the daily program, supplemental materials for further personal study will be available online at http://www.oprah.com/xm, along with audio excerpts from the show and information on how listeners can submit their own questions directly to Williamson herself.
"For more than 20 years, Marianne has authored best-selling books and given thousands of lectures based on spiritual literature and principles -- including A Course in Miracles -- that have had a profound impact on millions of lives. With her new daily show, Marianne and her unique insights will be accessible every day to help countless others across the country," said John Gehron, general manager, Harpo Radio, Inc.
A Course in Miracles is a complete self-study spiritual thought system which teaches that the way to universal love and peace -- or remembering God -- is by undoing guilt through forgiving others. The Course focuses on the healing of relationships and is a universal spiritual teaching, not a specific religion.
"Marianne Williamson on A Course in Miracles" will air weekdays at 3 p.m. ET on XM's "Oprah and Friends" channel (XM 156) beginning January 1, with additional encores airing throughout the day. More information, including complete broadcast schedules, is available online at http://www.xmradio.com/oprah and http://www.oprah.com/xm.
Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed author and lecturer, who has published several books, including New York Times bestsellers A Return to Love and Everyday Grace. Her latest book, The Age of Miracles: Embracing the New Midlife, will be released in January 2008. A popular guest on numerous television programs such as "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and ABC's "Good Morning America," Williamson has lectured professionally since 1983. In 2006, she began hosting her own weekly show on XM Radio's "Oprah and Friends" channel. In January 2008, her program will transition to a daily, hour-long format.
A Course in Miracles is owned by the Foundation for A Course in Miracles and is used with permission. For more information about A Course in Miracles, please visit The Foundation for Inner Peace at http://www.acim.org/.
Harpo Productions, Inc. produces the number one rated, award-winning "The Oprah Winfrey Show," creates and develops original TV programming, and operates Oprah.com, a premier women's lifestyle website. Harpo Print, LLC and Hearst Magazines publish the monthly O, The Oprah Magazine and quarterly O at Home publications. Harpo Films, Inc. produces feature films as well as top- rated telefilms under the "Oprah Winfrey Presents" banner. Harpo Radio, Inc. produces the content for "Oprah & Friends" on XM Satellite Radio.
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