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Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Oprah's Lifeclass Coming to T.D.Jakes’s MegaFest 2013: Free beer for Oprah and Osteen?

Peppard: Free beer for Oprah and Osteen? Kidd Kraddick would want it that way

Last week, in a move that the late radio king Kidd Kraddick would have loved, Kidd Kraddick in the Morning co-host Big Al Mack put up a sign outside his Uptown bar hoping to capitalize on Bishop T.D. Jakes’ upcoming spiritual gathering at American Airlines Center, MegaFest.

Among those appearing with Jakes this week in Dallas are Oprah Winfrey and televangelist Joel Osteen.

It’s been a month since Kraddick’s startling death in New Orleans. His morning radio team is carrying on heroically, putting out a top-notch show and getting back into the gag business.

Outside Big Al’s McKinney Avenue Tavern there is a sign that reads “Oprah Winfrey & Joel Osteen Come Eat Free and Sing Karaoke at McKinney Avenue Tavern.” And then, there’s the fine print at the bottom, “Wings and domestic draft only please. (Joel, we have non-alcoholic beer.)”

Oh yeah, Al put up the sign on what would have been Kraddick’s 54th birthday.

“Kidd would have wanted it that way,” joked fellow Kidd Kraddick in the Morning co-host J-Si Chavez.

“Yes,” agreed Kellie Rasberry, ‘because Kidd was all about promoting Al’s bar.”

Oprah's Lifeclass Coming to MegaFest 2013

July 2, 2013

Los Angeles, CA—Oprah Winfrey will travel to Dallas, Texas to film an all-new episode of her popular OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network series Oprah’s Lifeclass at MegaFest 2013, Bishop T.D. Jakes' multi-day event, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on Thursday, August 29.

Tickets to attend the show will be available for purchase starting Friday, July 5 at 1 p.m. ET via

Oprah will take the stage in one of the world's most social experiences on television to kick-off MegaFest 2013 at 9:30 a.m. CT. She will be joined by Bishop Jakes and together they will continue the important work of reaching out to the many fatherless sons and daughters who are struggling and in need of healing. Earlier this season on Oprah’s Lifeclass, Oprah and spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant started the in-depth conversation around fatherless sons and daddyless daughters, a crisis affecting nearly 21 million children in the United States today*, that elicited a strong and passionate viewer response.

The episode of Oprah’s Lifeclass will air in September on OWN.

About Oprah’s Lifeclass

The NAACP Image Award-winning series Oprah's Lifeclass is a richly interactive experience where millions of students from countries around the world participate in inspiring conversations with Oprah Winfrey on-air, online and via social media. For each class, Oprah is joined by a hand-picked expert, and together they interact with viewers to share principles and tools that can help people live more meaningful and fulfilling lives. Follow @OprahsLifeclass on Twitter and join the conversation using #Lifeclass.
For more information, visit

About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network:
A joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is a multi-platform media company designed to entertain, inform and inspire people to live their best lives. OWN debuted on January 1, 2011 on what was the Discovery Health Channel and is in approximately 80 million homes. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform, For more information, please visit and

About MegaFest 2013
MegaFest is one of America's largest Christian multi-day events and has welcomed more than 700,000 attendees since its inception in 2004. Past speakers and performers have included Aretha Franklin, Will Smith, Steve Harvey, Dave Ramsey and Cirque du Soleil. This is the first time for MegaFest to be hosted in Dallas. Registration for MegaFest is currently open. Tickets for the three-day men’s and women’s conferences are $50 per person, while three-day admission to the youths’ and children’s conferences are $20 per person; discount family and group packages are available as well. For more information, or to register, visit

Media interested in covering MegaFest can email or call 1-866-257-5474 with credentialing requests.