Oprah's Big Give Poster

Air Date: March 2nd, 2008

Network: ABC

Rating: TVPG

Genres: Reality, Self improvement


  • Season 1 - Episode 8 Apr 20, 2008

    The finalists are given no money but challenged to make the biggest give yet; Jennifer Aniston delivers some big news; the winner is determined.

  • Season 1 - Episode 7 Apr 13, 2008

    After seven weeks on the road, Oprah sends the final three contestants home with $10,000 in cash and four days to give big; actor John Travolta makes an appearance with an announcement that stuns Oprah as well as the contestants.

  • Season 1 - Episode 6 Apr 6, 2008

    The final four contestants arrive in New York to fulfill the dramatic last wishes of two parents; Jada Pinkett-Smith, Gayle King and Natalie Cole help the contestants try to make the wishes come true.

  • Season 1 - Episode 5 Mar 30, 2008

    Race car driver Danica Patrick sends the contestants on a road trip; an unexpected event finds one contestant in the middle of a tragedy.

  • Season 1 - Episode 4 Mar 23, 2008

    Contestants are sent to Miami, where they each have 24 hours to give away $100,000.

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  • People victimized by terrible events and circumstances often feel pride and dignity are two of the few things they have left. There are times in Oprah's Big Give when it feels like those things may be slipping away, in the service of creating a splashier television show. Show More

  • There also is something disturbing about making a game out of charitable acts. Show More

  • Think "The Apprentice" meets "Extreme Home Makeover" and you've got the heartwarming Oprah's Big Give. All shows together equal more Sunday-night tears than a feelgood Lifetime movie marathon. Show More

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