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UT Tyler Students to Audition for Oprah’s Reality Series

February 22, 2007

WillUT Tyler senior Will Edmond is at it again.

Edmond and four friends plan to take a road trip to Chicago to audition for Oprah Winfrey’s new reality series, The Big Give.

“I think it will be a good experience, being with my friends, and just going to Chicago on the spur of the moment," said Edmond.  

Accompanying him will be three other UT Tyler students -- senior psychology major Tracy Bailey; senior journalism major Porshe Chiles; and junior biology major Brian Daniel, as well as Krystal Barker.
The show will challenge contestants to come up with creative ways to help their fellow man. Contestants will travel throughout the U.S. completing tasks that will meet the needs of the communities they visit.

 The five hopefuls will leave Feb. 28 and arrive in Chicago March 1. Auditions will be held on March 2 at Harpo Studios.

"A lot of students never search for opportunities, but expect them to knock on the door. The group that I am (going) with are all about making things happen,” said Edmond.

And they are excited about the 14-hour trip.

“I think this is an amazing, amazing opportunity to not only meet new people, but also to experience new adventures and challenges,” said Bailey.



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