Below, some highlights for the week ahead, including members of “Deadliest Catch” on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” and an ESPN2 pre-Super Bowl special hosted by Hannah Storm. Plus Sean Penn and Ted Turner are grilled by Oprah, and the issue of teen parenting among African Americans is hashed out on a special episode of BET’s “106 & Park.”
Something for everyone!
SUNDAY, JANUARY 29
Oprah’s Next Chapter (OWN) – 9 PM
Sean Penn In Haiti : Oprah Winfrey travels to Haiti with actor and humanitarian Sean Penn nearly two years after one of the most devastating natural disasters in history, witnessing first-hand his work through the non-governmental organization J/P Haitian Relief Organization and discovers both heartache and hope among the Haitian people. After traveling to a tent camp run by J/P HRO that houses more than 20,000 internally displaced Haitians, Oprah meets an American girl who runs an orphanage, a Haitian businesswoman rebuilding her country through art, and speaks one-on-one with fashion designer Donna Karan about the opportunities she has created for local artists. For a sneak preview of this episode, click here. Part 2, titled “Hope in Haiti,” will air Monday, Jan. 30 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT)
Oprah Presents Master Class (OWN) – 10 PM
Ted Turner: The entertainment mogul discusses how his principles of honor, integrity and hard work have shaped his achievements, the rise of CNN, his relationship with actress Jane Fonda and his mission to help save the world. For a sneak peek of this episode, click here.
MONDAY, JANUARY 30
106 & Park (BET) – 6 PM
Young, Single & Parenting
The live, 90-minute special will deal exclusively with issues affecting young parents focusing specifically on the realities of African American youth. Hosted by Terrence J and Rocsi, “106 & Park Presents: Young, Single & Parenting” will speak directly to youths in the trenches – young people who are currently parents and those expecting. Participants will be informed of the responsibilities they can expect, the resources available and their rights as parents. Rappers Don Trip and Tray Chaney, both young parents, will join the show to discuss their videos – Trip’s “Letter to My Son” feat. Cee-Lo Green and Chaney’s “Fatherhood.” In-studio experts, Dr. Michelle and Dr. Tartt will be on hand to answer questions submitted via a live online chat on BET.com/YSPTips.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 31
NFL Face To Face With Hannah Storm (ESPN2) – 9 PM
Interviews with Aaron Rodgers, Cam Newton, Ndamukong Suh and Jim Irsay
Before the 2011 NFL season culminates with Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, “SportsCenter Special: NFL Face to Face with Hannah Storm” will highlight some of the biggest newsmakers of the year in pro football. The one-hour special’s long-format interviews will offer a personal look inside some of the sport’s biggest stars, as well as the team owner hosting Super Bowl XLVI, who is also facing the biggest decision of the NFL offseason.
THURSDAY – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2 – 3
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (Check Local Listings/WJLA In DC – 12:30 PM)
Deadliest Catch Week
Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand, brothers and cast members from the Silver Spring-based Discovery Channel series “Deadliest Catch” will appear as a two-person team on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” and will donate all of their winnings to the Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial. The fund is dedicated to promoting safety in the fishing fleets and easing the burdens of the families and friends of fishermen/women lost at sea. Johnathan and Andy are captains of the ship “Time Bandit.” Their often treacherous travels on Alaska’s Bering Sea during the crab fishing season are documented for the hit television show which returns for a new season in April. [View a clip from the Hillstrand episodes in the player at left.]