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200 men to discuss sexual abuse on 'Oprah' show

This Oct. 19, 2010 photo provided by Harpo Productions Inc., shows talk-show host Oprah Winfrey talking with filmmaker Tyler Perry during taping of 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' in Chicago for a two-part special with 200 men speaking out on their own childhood sexual abuse. The first part will air nationally on Nov. 5, 2010 and second on Nov. 12. This Oct. 19, 2010 photo provided by Harpo Productions Inc., shows talk-show host Oprah Winfrey talking with filmmaker Tyler Perry during taping of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in Chicago for a two-part special with 200 men speaking out on their own childhood sexual abuse. The first part will air nationally on Nov. 5, 2010 and second on Nov. 12. (AP Photo/Harpo Productions INc. George Burns)
October 28, 2010

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CHICAGO—Oprah Winfrey is again taking on sexual abuse in a pair of shows she calls "two of the most phenomenal" she's ever done.

Harpo Productions said Thursday that each of 200 men in "The Oprah Winfrey Show" audience will hold a photo of himself at the age when he says he was first abused. Winfrey will be joined on the Nov. 5 episode by filmmaker Tyler Perry and a psychologist who works with male sexual abuse survivors.

In the show's second half airing Nov. 12, the men will discuss abuse's impact on their relationships as they are joined by their spouses, partners and girlfriends.

Winfrey has said she was abused. The talk show host says she's proud of the episodes and hopes they "can be an open door to freedom" for men who have been abused.

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