...Oprah Winfrey reunites the cast of "A Different World" this weekend on "Oprah: Where Are They Now?"
The episode premieres at 9 p.m. Sunday on OWN.
The sitcom, set at a historically black college, ran from 1987 to 1993 on NBC.
Jasmine Guy, who played Whitley Gilbert, credits series creator Bill Cosby with the show's positive impact. "That's the genius of Dr. Cosby," Guy says. "He understood the power of the medium, and so he chose a setting that would influence people as well as make them laugh."
Cree Summer, who played Winifred "Freddie" Brooks, says fans still tell her the show inspired them to...