In 1987, Oprah Winfrey’s show filmed in Cumming. The topic was Forsyth County’s history of race relations.
Numerous residents attended and were interviewed during the episode.
Now, as the queen of all media prepares for her final season, she’d like to reconnect with past guests, including those who were in the audience that day more than 20 years ago.
“We are looking to find audience members from the Forsyth County show filmed in Cumming, Ga., on Feb. 9, 1987,” reads a posting on Oprah’s website.
Several pages’ worth of photos are posted on the site. (It’s clear they were indeed taken during the 1980s, given the shoulder pads, skinny ties and other telltale fashions).
If you recognize yourself or someone else from among them, Oprah wants you to get in touch.
It’s not clear whether Oprah plans a return trip to Cumming, or whether an episode featuring some of the past guests will be filmed at her studios.
(Of course, if she does plan a return trip, maybe she can swing by her close friend Tyler Perry’s new spread. He’s just purchased the 58-acre Dean Gardens property in Johns Creek, which isn’t too far from Forsyth County.)
Oprah has announced her final show will air in September 2011.