Friday, November 19, 2010

LR activist reaps Oprah's 'Favorite Things'

Posted By on Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 9:56 AM

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AT OPRAH: Zakrzewski and Romo
  • AT OPRAH: Zakrzewski and Romo
Oprah Winfrey today aired her ultimate "Favorite Things" show in which audience members were showered with lavish gifts amid tumult and shrieks of happiness.

In the audience was Randi Romo, a familiar figure on this blog for her work in human rights causes, particularly in the interest of the LGBTQ community. The show won't be seen locally until 4 p.m. on Channel 7, but airings have begun around the country and fans are avidly watching and reporting on Twitter and others. According to this blog, loot included a 52-inch 3D Sony TV, a diamond watch, a seven-day Royal Caribbean cruise, a flight on United Airlines, a Blu Ray player, five years of Netflix, a Container Store "dream closet," Nike Free-Run shoes, a panini maker, a tote bag and Jay-Z's new book.

Romo was in the audience because a former Little Rock resident, Guy Zakrzewski (pictured with Romo), nominated her as a "hero" for her work on behalf of bullied kids. Romo has written the full back story here.

What Romo didn't know when she was invited to the show as a nominated hero was that the taping last Tuesday was actually for the "Favorite Things" show.

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