First Look: 'A Different World' cast talks with Oprah about show's lasting impact

theGRIO REPORT - More than 25 years after its debut, Oprah Winfrey is reunited the cast of the groundbreaking hit television show, 'A Different World,' for an upcoming episode of 'Oprah: Where Are They Now?'...

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Oprah Winfrey is reuniting the cast of the groundbreaking television show, A Different World, more than 25 years after its debut.

The Hillman College crew came together for an upcoming episode of Oprah: Where Are They Now? on OWN.

The cast reunion includes stars Jasmine Guy, Kadeem Hardison, Darryl M. Bell, Dawnn Lewis, Cree Summer, Sinbad, and Debbie Allen, sharing how they addressed important life issues in each episode and their favorite memories of six seasons together.

During the interview, the cast opened up about the impact the show has on young viewers some 20 years later.

“To this day still, I’ll be on Twitter and just say that I’m getting together with these guys and everybody goes crazy. You just get a flood of people saying, ‘I wouldn’t have gone to University if it wasn’t for your show,'”said Summer.

“That’s the genius of Dr. Cosby,” Guy added. “He understood the power of the medium, so he chose a setting that would influence people as well as make them laugh.

Click below to watch an exclusive clip of A Different World cast reunited via EW

Oprah: Where Are They Now? with the cast of A Different World premieres October 26 at 9/8c. Tune in for all new episode of Oprah: Where Are They Now? including Raven-Symoné (October 5), Vivica A. Fox (October 12), and Macy Gray (October 19).

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