I have found a new TV show that is simply mesmerizing. It's called "Blackboard Wars" and is brand new on the Oprah Winfrey Channel.

I really didn't know what to expect, but I had it on my DVR and watched it later. Turns out it's the story of a New Orleans High School that has been failing for years.

Episode 1 is just the beginning of what I am sure will be quite a dramatic and controversial series. Producers follow Dr. Marvin Thompson, who is the new principal of John McDonogh High School. He rules the school with a combination of love and strength. But as you can imagine, many of these teenagers and even some of their parents are resistant to the efforts by the California charter school company to make dramatic changes.