Oprah's OWN to Produce Doc Series on Openly Gay Athlete Michael Sam

Viewers are going watch every step of Michael Sam's journey as the first openly gay NFL player courtesy of Oprah Winfrey.

The talk show mogul's channel, OWN, is prepping a new documentary series chronicling Sam's first few months with the St. Louis Rams.

We are honored that Michael is trusting us with his private journey in this moment that has not only made history but will shape it forever,” Winfrey said. “I am proud of the focus on authentic storytelling in our new documentary series format. The next real-life story we follow in ‘The Untitled Michael Sam Project’ promises to spark valuable, important discussion on life in America today. Acceptance and illumination start here.”

“Like every player out there working to make a team right now, my focus is on playing football to the very best of my ability,” Sam said. “I am determined. And if seeing my story helps somebody else accept who they are and to go for their dreams too, that's great. I am thankful to Oprah for her support and excited to work together.


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