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The Cove's Ric O'Barry on today's Oprah Earth Day special

Whale and dolphin lovers and Flipper fans will be delighted to tune in today to (Maui homeowner) Oprah. Featured will be an interview with the makers of the documentary The Cove, the 2009 Oscar winner about dolphin hunting in Japan. Former Flipper trainer turned activist Ric O'Barry joins Oprah to talk about the effort to stop the dolphin killing. Oprah is broadcast in 145 countries around the world and can be seen today on KHON 2 at 4 and 11PM.

Today's Earth Day-themed show also includes a report on our Pacific Ocean garbage patch and a segment in which two families swap moms; one says she's eco-friendly; the other says she isn't.

O'Barry has just announced the release of short video entitled My Friend Is… Inspired by the Oscar-winning The Cove, stars from film, TV and music band together to help save Japan's dolphins.

Appearing on the video are Jennifer Aniston, Hayden Panettiere, Courtney Cox, James Gandolfini, Evan Handler, Mariska Hargitay, Woody Harrelson, Carrie Ann Inaba, Richard Kind, John Leguizamo, Fisher Stevens, Rob Morrow, Jason Mraz, Paul Rudd, Russell Simmons, Ben Stiller, Chris Tashima, Tamlyn Tomita, Naomi Watts and Robin Williams

The Cove (Best Feature Documentary) tells the amazing true story of how an elite team of activists, film makers and freedivers embarked on a covert mission to penetrate a hidden cove in Taiji, Japan, shining light on a dark and deadly secret.

 

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