Newark, New Jersey, mayor Cory Booker — a much-loved figure in the Democratic party who came under fire when his strong remarks about the negative tone about the presidential campaign on last Sunday’s Meet The Press were interpreted as disparaging to President Obama — visits with Oprah Winfrey on this Sunday’s Oprah’s Next Chapter.
Winfrey traveled to Newark just days after Booker — long regarded as a hero in his community for making his home in the inner city and patrolling its most dangerous streets to encourage young men and women to rise above their circumstances — made headlines when he risked his life to rescue a neighbor from her burning house in mid-April.
The duo will also discuss the 43-year-old Booker’s political aspirations and — because Oprah’s still Oprah — why the handsome, successful gent still hasn’t taken a wife.
Here’s a sneak peek at the all-new episode which airs this Sunday night at 9/8CT on OWN.
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