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On Monday, Oprah asks her viewers to fight child porn

A few weeks after cheering presidential candidate Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention, Oprah Winfrey will take up a different kind of political activism.

Monday's episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” will be dedicated to a Senate bill targeting child predators, according to a release from Harpo Productions.

During the show, which will detail the “extent and pervasiveness of child pornography trafficking in America,” Winfrey will ask viewers to contact their senators about U.S. Senate Bill 1738, the Protect Our Children Act, Harpo said.

“What you are going to see is going to shock you to the core, but I'm asking you to please not turn away because this is happening in our country, to our children, in the United States every day,” Winfrey said in the release. Associated Press

Another return for Doherty?

Shannen Doherty has finished filming on four episodes of CW's “90210,” but don't bet that sequel to “Beverly Hills 90210” has seen the last of Brenda Walsh. In a statement Friday, the series said it would “love for her to do more.” Associated Press

‘House' star signs through 2011

Hugh Laurie, whose turn as a misanthropic Vicodin-addicted doctor helped make Fox's “House” the No. 2 drama last season, has signed a new contract with the show through 2011. Philadelphia Inquirer

Birthdays

Actor Sam Neill, 61. Actress Faith Ford, 44. Actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, 37. Rapper Nas, 35. Singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse, 25.

This day in history Sept. 14

1814: After seeing that Fort McHenry in Maryland endured British bombardment, Francis Scott Key was inspired to write the poem that became the lyrics for “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Associated Press

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