Transcript for Jason Collins Joins Family for Oprah Interview
Praise for jason collins. He's on "oprah's next chapter." He made history last week. I talked to him on nday. First openly gay player in professional team sport. He sat down with his family last night. His twin brother, jarron was there. He didn't know until last summer. Take a look. He sat me down on the couch and said, hey, jarron, I have to talk to you about something serious. We keep our relationship very, very light. He was serious in his tone. What he had to say, was very matter of fact, he said, jarron, I said, what? Part of the process after he told us to go home an let it resonate for the two of us to talk about it. On the way home, we called him, we said, we love you. It was beautiful to have the whole family there. And talking about it. He said they gave him the strength to go public. The journey he went on was incredible. He dated women for a long time. Engaged. A woman that also didn't know. She said he got up for 33 years every day and put a mask on. Young people are playing sports all over the place who now can deal with this perhaps in ways they hadn't tht of before. It's generational. A lot of young people are like, okay. Not a big deal at all. The reaction to it has been wonderful. Wonderful. Now he's got the make a team. We have to see him on the court. You have a great new initiative at "people." For the second year in a row, the teacher of the year. Nominations for people around the country inspired by their teachers. We have done everything from shop teachers to english ti teachers. Who have great stats and inspire. In the fall, we'll have the top five around the country. Teacher afresh united nations
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