Oprah acquires rights to Sam documentary
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The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) announced on Wednesday that it had purchased the rights to a documentary series that will follow the life of Michael Sam.
Sam became the first openly gay man to be taken in the NFL Draft when he was picked Saturday in the seventh round by the St. Louis Rams.
Cameras for the network were with Sam when he received the call that he was drafted and will follow him through training camp as he tries to make the team.
The network said the working title for the series is "The Untitled Michael Sam Project."
The next real-life story we follow in 'The Untitled Michael Sam Project' promises to spark valuable, important discussion on life in America today.