Oprah Features Meridian, Issues Nationwide Challenge

By: Tametria Conner Email
By: Tametria Conner Email

Meridian was in the national spotlight Monday, as show segments taped here aired nationally on "Oprah".

The show aired portions of the kickoff to her Best Life Challenge, that was shot Friday at Dumont Plaza. With her was her personal trainer and author, Bob Greene.

Oprah Winfrey challenging people across the country who have weight problems to lose the weight this year and and keep it off.

Oprah interviewed several area residents about their struggles with weight.

The show featured the story of Jeff Bailey, who once weighed 770 pounds, but has now lost almost 150 pounds and is trying to lose more. He works out five days a week at a gym.

To find information about signing up for Oprah and Bob's Best Life Challenge, click on the link below.

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  • by Carla Location: Meridian on Jan 14, 2008 at 08:25 PM
    The Oprah Show dipicted Meridian with taste and positive spirit. The downtown renovation effort was worthwhile, if only to show a very aesthetic downtown Meridian. What a once in a lifetime opportunity to have such an inspirational person visit, if only briefly, to show that Mississippi has grace.
  • by Brad Location: Meridian on Jan 14, 2008 at 04:20 PM
    Thought it was great that Oprah decided to come with Bob to Meridian. Think the show did a good job of showing downtown in a good light. Hope this will also encourage us to pick up the pace and get excited about more things to make happen downtown. It has sat quiet for too many years. IT'S TIME Meridian!!!
  • by Angie Location: Quitman on Jan 14, 2008 at 04:15 PM
    I thought the show was great today! I huried home from work to see it. This past week has motivated me to do better making healthy choices. I signed the contract...so keep your fingers crossed that I will be able to stick with my goals.
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