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Oprah Winfrey

Winfrey at her 50th birthday party at Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles, in 2004.
Born Orpah Gail Winfrey
January 29, 1954 (1954-01-29) (age 56)
Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States
Residence Chicago, Illinois, United States
Occupation Talk show host, media proprietor, actress
Salary $385 million (2008)[1]
Net worth < $2.3 billion
(Sept. 2009)[2]
Partner Stedman Graham
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Website
www.Oprah.com
.Oprah Gail Winfrey (born January 29, 1954) is an American television host, producer, and philanthropist, best known for her self-titled, multi-award winning talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind in history.^ Do you watch the Oprah Winfrey show?
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^ Oprah Gail Winfrey (born January 29 , 1954 ) is the American multiple- Emmy Award winning host of The Oprah Winfrey Show , the highest rated talk show in television history.
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^ Oprah Gail Winfrey (born January 29, 1954), often referred to simply as Oprah, is an American television host, media mogul, and philanthropist.
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[3] .She has been ranked the richest African American of the 20th century[4] and beyond,[5] the greatest black philanthropist in American history,[6][7] and was once the world's only black billionaire.^ According to Forbes magazine, Oprah Winfrey was the richest African American of the 20th century and the world's only Black billionaire as of 2004.

^ She has been ranked the richest African American of the 20th century, [2] the most philanthropic African American of all time, [3] and the world's only black billionaire for three straight years.
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^ She has been ranked the richest African American of the 20th century,[3] the most philanthropic African American of all time,[4] and the world's only black billionaire for three straight years.
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[8][9][10][11][12] .She is also, according to some assessments, the most influential woman in the world.^ She is also, according to some assessments, the most influential woman in the world.
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^ Rankings as world's most influential woman .
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^ She has been ranked the richest African American of the 20th century, the most philanthropic African American of all time, and the world's only black billionaire for three straight years.She is also, according to some assessments, the most influential woman in the world.
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[13][14][15]
.Winfrey was born into poverty in rural Mississippi to a teenage single mother and later raised in an inner-city Milwaukee neighborhood.^ Born in rural Mississippi to a poor unwed teenage mother, and later raised in an inner city Milwaukee neighborhood, Winfrey was raped at the age of nine, and at fourteen, gave birth to a son who died in infancy.
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^ During the Oprah Winfrey childhood, she made the move from the south to the inner city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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^ At age six, Winfrey’s mother called for her daughter to join her in a poor inner city neighborhood in Milwaukee, WI, where from age nine onwards, Winfrey endured molestation and rape from a cousin, an uncle and a family friend.
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.She experienced considerable hardship during her childhood, including being raped at the age of nine and becoming pregnant at 14; her son died in infancy.^ A self-described promiscuous teen who was a victim of sexual abuse, Winfrey became a mother at the age of 14, though Oprah Winfrey son died while still in infancy.

^ In other words, as panentheists teach, God is in all of creation, including all human beings, and once a person becomes aware of this, there are no limits to what he can achieve.

^ A self-described promiscuous teen who was a victim of sexual abuse, Winfrey gave birth at the age of 14, to a boy who died shortly after.
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[16] .Sent to live with the man she calls her father, a barber in Tennessee, Winfrey landed a job in radio while still in high school and began co-anchoring the local evening news at the age of 19.[17] Her emotional ad-lib delivery eventually got her transferred to the daytime talk show arena, and after boosting a third-rated local Chicago talk show to first place,[9] she launched her own production company and became internationally syndicated.^ Also at that age, her frustrated mother sent her to live with her father in Nashville, Tennessee .
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^ Also at that age, her frustrated mother sent her to live with her father in Nashville, Tennessee.
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^ She became the first woman to ever own and produce her own talk show.
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.Credited with creating a more intimate confessional form of media communication,[18] she is thought to have popularized and revolutionized[18][19][20][21] the tabloid talk show genre pioneered by Phil Donahue,[18] which a Yale study claims broke 20th century taboos and allowed LGBT people to enter the mainstream.^ While Phil Donahue has been credited with pioneering the tabloid talk show genre, what has been described as the warmth, intimacy and personal confession Winfrey brought to the format is believed to have both popularized and revolutionized it.
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^ Gamson also believes that tabloid talk shows caused gays to be embraced on more traditional forms of media.
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^ While Phil Donahue has been credited with pioneering the tabloid talk show genre, what has been described as the warmth, intimacy and personal confession[18] Winfrey brought to the format is believed to have both popularized and revolutionized it.
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[22][23] .By the mid 1990s she had reinvented her show with a focus on literature, self-improvement, and spirituality.^ By the mid 1990s she had reinvented her show with a focus on literature, self-improvement, and spirituality.
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^ In the mid-1990s, Winfrey adopted a less tabloid-oriented format, doing shows about heart disease in women, geopolitics with Lisa Ling, spirituality and meditation, and gift-giving and home decorating shows.
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^ In the mid-1990s Winfrey adopted a less tabloid-orientated format, doing shows about heart disease in women, geopolitics with Lisa Ling, spirituality and meditation, and gift-giving and home decorating shows.
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.Though criticized for unleashing confession culture[21] and promoting controversial self-help fads, she is generally admired for overcoming adversity to become a benefactor to others.^ Though criticized for unleashing confession culture[19] and promoting controversial self-help fads, she is generally admired for overcoming adversity to become a benefactor to others.
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^ Aldous Huxley, (1894-1963), an English novelist and critic, was a grandson of biologist T.H. Huxley, and though he dabbled in spiritualism and other such foolishness, he also wrote: .
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^ In 2007, Winfrey began to endorse the controversial self-help program The Secret.
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[24] .In 2006 she became an early supporter of Barack Obama and one analysis estimates she delivered over a million votes in the close 2008 Democratic primary race,[25] an achievement for which the governor of Illinois considered offering her a seat in the U.S. senate.^ Oprah supports Obama because he's the one ...
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^ Her support for Senator Obama was very important to our Party, we, the Democrats.
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^ She has become successful on the backs of white women viewers, has always supported women's causes until one ran for president when she decided she would rather vote by race then by support her own gender.
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Early life

.Though there are conflicting reports as to how her name became "Oprah", Winfrey was originally named "Orpah" after the Biblical character in the Book of Ruth.^ Oprah Winfrey Height - how tall .
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^ Kosciusko, MS, and named after the Biblical character, Orpah.
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^ There are conflicting reports as to how her name became "Oprah."
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.According to an interview with the Academy of Achievement, Winfrey claimed that her family and friends' inability to pronounce “Orpah” caused them to put the “P” before the “R” in every place else other than the birth certificate.^ According to a 1991 interview with the Academy of Achievement, Winfrey said that when she was born, people didn't know how to pronounce "Orpah," so they put the "P" before the "R" in every place else other than the birth certificate.
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^ There are conflicting reports as to how her name became “Oprah.” According to a 1991 interview with the Academy of Achievement, Winfrey claimed that her family and friends' inability to pronounce “Orpah” caused them to put the “P” before the “R” in every place else other than the birth certificate.
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^ In Oprah Winfrey youth Oprah Winfrey played games interviewing Oprah Winfrey corncob doll and the crows on the fence of Oprah Winfrey family's property.

[27]
.Winfrey was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi to unmarried parents.^ Oprah Winfrey parents were unmarried teenagers.

^ Oprah Winfrey was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi , to a Baptist family.
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^ Winfrey was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi to a Baptist family.

.She later explained that her conception was due to a single sexual encounter that her two teenage parents had; they quickly broke up not long after.^ She later explained that her conception was due to a single sexual encounter that her two teenaged parents had; they quickly broke up not long after.
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^ Oprah's parents were unmarried teenagers; her mother was a housemaid, her father a coal miner and later a barber and city councilman.
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^ Cruise and his fellow poster boy, Travolta, and their "Church" have long insisted there is no cover-up of the two of them being homosexuals.
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[28] .Her mother, Vernita Lee, was a housemaid, and her father, Vernon Winfrey, was a coal miner and later worked as a barber before becoming a city councilman.^ Her mother, Vernita Lee, was a housemaid, and her father, Vernon Winfrey, was a coal miner and later worked as a barber before becoming a city councilman.
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^ Oprah's parents were unmarried teenagers; her mother was a housemaid, her father a coal miner and later a barber and city councilman.
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^ Her mother, Vernita Lee , was a housemaid, and her father, Vernon Winfrey , was a coal miner and later worked as a barber before becoming a city councilman.
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.Winfrey's father was in the Armed Forces when she was born.^ Winfrey's father was in the Armed Forces when Oprah Winfrey was born.

^ Winfrey's father was in the Armed Forces when she was born.
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.After her birth, Winfrey's mother traveled north and Winfrey spent her first six years living in rural poverty with her grandmother, Hattie Mae Lee, who was so poor that Winfrey often wore dresses made of potato sacks, for which the local children made fun of her.^ After Oprah Winfrey birth, Winfrey's mother travelled north and Winfrey spent Oprah Winfrey first six years living in rural poverty with Oprah Winfrey Grandma Hattie Mae.

^ After her birth, Winfrey's mother traveled north and Winfrey spent her first six years living in rural poverty with her grandmother, Hattie Mae Lee who was so poor that Winfrey often wore dresses made of potato sacks, causing the local children to make fun of her.
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^ After her birth, Winfrey's mother travelled north and Winfrey spent her first six years living in rural poverty with her Grandma Hattie Mae.
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[29] .Her grandmother taught her to read before the age of three and took her to the local church, where she was nicknamed "The Preacher" for her ability to recite Bible verses.^ On the other hand, it was her grandmother who taught her to read before the age of three and took her to the local church, where she was nicknamed "The Preacher" for her ability to recite Bible verses.
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^ Winfrey's grandmother taught Oprah Winfrey to read before the age of three and took Oprah Winfrey to the local church, where Oprah Winfrey was nicknamed "The Preacher" for Oprah Winfrey ability to recite Bible verses.

^ At age three, she gave a recitation to the congregation of her church.
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.When Winfrey was a child, her grandmother would take a switch and would hit her with it when she didn't do chores or if she misbehaved in any way.^ When Winfrey was a child, her grandmother would take a switch and would hit her with it when she didn't do chores or if she misbehaved in any way.
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^ When Winfrey was a child, Oprah Winfrey grandmother would take a switch and would hit Oprah Winfrey with it when Oprah Winfrey didn't do chores or if Oprah Winfrey misbehaved in any way.

^ In Winfrey's telling, the protagonist — an old woman who had survived slavery and the Civil War — would ask every child, "Are you the one?
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[30]
.At age six, Winfrey moved to an inner-city neighborhood in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her mother, who was less supportive and encouraging than her grandmother had been, due in large part to the long hours Vernita Lee worked as a maid.^ At age six, Winfrey moved to an inner-city neighborhood in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her mother, who was less supportive and encouraging than her grandmother had been, due in large part to the long hours Vernita Lee worked as a maid.
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^ At age six and a half, Winfrey moved to a Milwaukee inner city ghetto with Oprah Winfrey mother, who was less supportive and encouraging than Oprah Winfrey grandmother.

^ At the age of six, she moved with her mother to Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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[31] .Winfrey has stated that she was molested by her cousin, her uncle, and a family friend, starting when she was nine years old,[32] something she first revealed to her viewers on a 1986 episode of her TV show, when sexual abuse was being discussed.^ Winfrey has stated that she was molested by her cousin, uncle, and a family friend, starting when she was nine years old,[29] something she first revealed to her viewers on a 1986 episode of her TV show, when sexual abuse was being discussed.
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^ One show's topic was incest, during which she revealed to her audience she had been raped by a cousin when she was nine years old.
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^ Recent episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show .
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[33]
.At 13, after suffering years of abuse, Winfrey ran away from home.^ Like many teenagers at the end of the 1960s, Winfrey rebelled, ran away from home and ran the streets.
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^ Oprah ran away at 13, only to be turned away from a juvenile detention home and sent to live with her ultra-strict father in Nashville.
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^ The relationship of Winfrey and Graham has been documented through the years with numerous romantic tabloid articles often accompanied by color spreads of the couple at home and on lavish vacations.
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[34] .When she was 14, she became pregnant, but her son died shortly after birth.^ When she was 14, she became pregnant, but lost the baby after birth.
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^ When she was 14, she became pregnant, but the baby died shortly after birth.
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^ A self-described promiscuous teen who was a victim of sexual abuse, Winfrey became a mother at the age of 14, though Oprah Winfrey son died while still in infancy.

[35] .Also at that age, her frustrated mother sent her to live with her father in Nashville, Tennessee.^ Also at that age, her frustrated mother sent her to live with her father in Nashville, Tennessee .
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^ Also at that age, her frustrated mother sent her to live with her father in Nashville, Tennessee.
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^ At age 14 Oprah Winfrey frustrated mother sent Oprah Winfrey to live with Oprah Winfrey father in Nashville, Tennessee.

.Vernon was strict, but encouraging and made her education a priority.^ Vernon was strict, but encouraging and made her education a priority.
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^ Vernon was strict but encouraging, and made Oprah Winfrey education a priority.

^ He made her education a priority and Oprah went to Tennessee State University on a full scholarship.
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.Winfrey became an honors student, was voted Most Popular Girl, joined her high school speech team at East Nashville High School, and placed second in the nation in dramatic interpretation.^ Winfrey became an honors student, was voted "Most Popular Girl" and joined Oprah Winfrey High School Speech Team, and Oprah Winfrey placed 2nd in the nation in Dramatic interpretation.

^ Winfrey became an honors student, was voted "Most Popular Girl", joined her high school speech team, and placed second in the nation in dramatic interpretation.
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^ Winfrey became an honors student, was voted Most Popular Girl, joined her high school speech team at East Nashville High School, and placed second in the nation in dramatic interpretation.
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.She won an oratory contest, which secured her a full scholarship to Tennessee State University, a historically black institution, where she studied communication.^ In an Elks Club oratorical contest, she won a full scholarship to Tennessee State University.
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^ She won an oratory contest, which secured her a full scholarship to Tennessee State University, a historically black institution, where she studied communication.
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^ He made her education a priority and Oprah went to Tennessee State University on a full scholarship.
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.Her first job as a teenager was working at a local grocery store.^ Working in local media, she was both the youngest news anchor and the first black female news anchor at Nashville 's WLAC-TV .
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[36] .At age 17, Winfrey won the Miss Black Tennessee beauty pageant.^ Winfrey further gained confidence for a promising future when she won the Miss Black Tennessee beauty pageant at age 18.
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^ At age 18, Winfrey won the Miss Black Tennessee beauty pageant.
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^ At age 18, Winfrey won the Miss Black Tennessee beauty pageant .
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[37] .She also attracted the attention of the local black radio station, WVOL, which hired her to do the news part-time.^ She also attracted the attention of the local black radio station, WVOL, which hired her to do the news part-time.
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^ The new environment proved life-changing for Winfrey, and under the strict guidance of Vernon and his wife, Winfrey was earning academic honors, competing in oratory competitions, speaking at local churches, and working part time reading the news on-air at local radio station WVOL. When she graduated from East Nashville High in 1971, she was named “Most Popular,” and won a full scholarship to Tennessee State University.
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^ HDTVs (Pretty big ): The holidays are typically the best time to buy a new TV – and Black Friday is the time to do it.
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[32] .She worked there during her senior year of high school, and again while in her first two years of college.^ I have not been working for almost two years now.
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^ She worked there during her senior year of high school, and again while in her first two years of college.
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^ Her high school sweetheart Anthony Otey would recall an innocent courtship that began in Winfrey's senior year of high school, from which he saved hundreds of love notes; Winfrey conducted herself with dignity and as a model student.
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.Winfrey's career choice in media did not surprise her grandmother, who once said that ever since Winfrey could talk, she was on stage.^ Winfrey's grandmother had said that ever since Winfrey could talk, she was on stage.
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^ Winfrey's grandmother has said that ever since Winfrey could talk, she was "on stage".
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^ Winfrey's grandmother has said that ever since Winfrey could talk, Oprah Winfrey was "on stage".

.As a child she played games interviewing her corncob doll and the crows on the fence of her family's property.^ In her youth she played games interviewing her corncob doll and the crows on the fence of her family's property.
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^ As a child she played games interviewing her corncob doll and the crows on the fence of her family's property.
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^ In Oprah Winfrey youth Oprah Winfrey played games interviewing Oprah Winfrey corncob doll and the crows on the fence of Oprah Winfrey family's property.

.Winfrey later acknowledged her grandmother's influence, saying it was Hattie Mae who had encouraged her to speak in public and "gave me a positive sense of myself."^ Winfrey later acknowledged her grandmother's influence, saying it was Hattie Mae who had encouraged her to speak in public and "gave me a positive sense of myself."
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^ After her birth, Winfrey's mother traveled north and Winfrey spent her first six years living in rural poverty with her grandmother, Hattie Mae Lee who was so poor that Winfrey often wore dresses made of potato sacks, causing the local children to make fun of her.
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^ Winfrey spent her early years raised by her paternal grandparents on a Mississippi farm with no indoor plumbing, but while the living was hard, Winfrey credited her strict but fair grandmother Hattie Mae for giving her a positive image of herself and ultimately being the strongest influence in her life.
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[38]
.Working in local media, she was both the youngest news anchor and the first black female news anchor at Nashville's WLAC-TV.^ Working in local media, Oprah Winfrey was both the youngest news anchor and the first black female news anchor at Nashville's WTVF-TV. Oprah Winfrey moved to Baltimore's WJZ-TV in 1976 to co-anchor the six o'clock news.

^ She was a news anchor in Nashville, Tn.
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^ Working in local media, she was both the youngest news anchor and the first black female news anchor at Nashville 's WLAC-TV .
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.She moved to Baltimore's WJZ-TV in 1976 to co-anchor the six o'clock news.^ Working in local media, Oprah Winfrey was both the youngest news anchor and the first black female news anchor at Nashville's WTVF-TV. Oprah Winfrey moved to Baltimore's WJZ-TV in 1976 to co-anchor the six o'clock news.

^ In 1977 she moved to Baltimore to co-anchor the six o'clock news.
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^ She moved to Baltimore 's WJZ-TV in 1976 to co-anchor the six o'clock news.
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.She was then recruited to join Richard Sher as co-host of WJZ's local talk show People Are Talking, which premiered on August 14, 1978. She also hosted the local version of Dialing for Dollars there as well.^ She was also recruited to co-host Baltimore's WJZ-TV's local talk show, People are Talking.
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^ Oprah Winfrey also hosted Dialing for Dollars there as well.

^ Actress and talk show host .
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[39]

Career and success

Television

.In 1983, Winfrey relocated to Chicago to host WLS-TV's low-rated half-hour morning talk show, AM Chicago.^ In 1983, Winfrey relocated to Chicago, Illinois to host WLS-TV's low-rated half-hour morning talk show, AM Chicago.

^ Actress and talk show host .
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^ In January 1984, she came to Chicago to host WLS-TV's "AM Chicago," a faltering local talk show.
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.The first episode aired on January 2, 1984. Within months after Winfrey took over, the show went from last place in the ratings to overtaking Donahue as the highest rated talk show in Chicago.^ The first episode aired on January 2, 1984.
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^ Talk show host Oprah Winfrey   .
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^ Within one month she becomes the number one talk show.
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.It was renamed The Oprah Winfrey Show, expanded to a full hour, and broadcast nationally beginning September 8, 1986.[40] On her 20th anniversary show, Oprah revealed that movie critic Roger Ebert was the one who persuaded her to sign a syndication deal with King World.^ In less than a year, the show expanded to one hour and was renamed The Oprah Winfrey Show .
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^ Oprah Winfrey previously dated movie critic Roger Ebert, who Oprah Winfrey credits with advising Oprah Winfrey to take Oprah Winfrey show into syndication.

^ Click thumbnail to view full-size Who is Oprah Winfrey .
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.Ebert predicted that she would generate 40 times as much revenue as his television show, At the Movies.^ Ebert predicted that she would generate 40 times as much revenue as his television show, At the Movies.
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^ Invested $40 million and much of her time establishing the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls near Johannesburg in South Africa (opened in January) .
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^ She previously dated movie critic Roger Ebert, whom she credits with advising her to take her show into syndication.
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[41] .Already having surpassed Donahue in the local market, Winfrey's syndicated show quickly doubled his national audience, displacing Donahue as the number one day-time talk show in America.^ The Oprah Winfrey Show has remained the number one talk show for 18 consecutive seasons.
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^ This is why its been the number one talk show for 12 consecutive seasons.
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^ And in a few years you may be ready to get on the number one talk show in America.
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.Their much publicized contest was the subject of enormous scrutiny.^ Their much publicized contest was the subject of enormous scrutiny.
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^ Their much publicised contest was the subject of enormous scrutiny.

.Time magazine wrote, "Few people would have bet on Oprah Winfrey's swift rise to host of the most popular talk show on TV. In a field dominated by white males, she is a black female of ample bulk.^ People.com: Oprah Winfrey Ending Talk Show in 2011 .
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^ He pleaded with Oprah Winfrey to continue her talk show and not to retire.
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^ U.S. talk show host Oprah Winfrey has been ranked the world's most powerful celebrity for the second year running by Forbes magazine.
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.As interviewers go, she is no match for, say, Phil Donahue...What she lacks in journalistic toughness, she makes up for in plainspoken curiosity, robust humor and, above all empathy.^ As interviewers go, Oprah Winfrey is no match for, say, Phil Donahue...What Oprah Winfrey lacks in journalistic toughness, Oprah Winfrey makes up for in plainspoken curiosity, robust humor and, above all empathy.

^ As interviewers go, she is no match for, say, Phil Donahue...What she lacks in journalistic toughness, she makes up for in plainspoken curiosity, robust humor and, above all empathy.
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^ We should be shown all of what's out there and from that make up our minds.
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.Guests with sad stories to tell are apt to rouse a tear in Oprah's eye ...^ Guests with sad stories to tell are apt to rouse a tear in Oprah's eye...They, in turn, often find themselves revealing things they would not imagine telling anyone, much less a national TV audience.
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^ Guests with sad stories to tell are apt to rouse a tear in Oprah's eye....They, in turn, often find themselves revealing things they would not imagine telling anyone, much less a national TV audience.

^ The first thing I tell you during this interview with Christine is what the most important quality Oprah producers (and all producers) want in a guest.
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.They, in turn, often find themselves revealing things they would not imagine telling anyone, much less a national TV audience.^ Guests with sad stories to tell are apt to rouse a tear in Oprah's eye...They, in turn, often find themselves revealing things they would not imagine telling anyone, much less a national TV audience.
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^ Guests with sad stories to tell are apt to rouse a tear in Oprah's eye....They, in turn, often find themselves revealing things they would not imagine telling anyone, much less a national TV audience.

^ In fact, I REFUSE to spend a dime, much less a dollar, on any film they are involved with nor do I give their candidates of choice a second thought!
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.It is the talk show as a group therapy session."^ It is the talk show as a group therapy session."
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^ November 23rd, 2009 7:58 am ET I think this show has been one long therapy session for Oprah, and largely successful .
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Winfrey on the first national broadcast of The Oprah Winfrey Show in 1986
.TV columnist Howard Rosenberg said, "She's a roundhouse, a full course meal, big, brassy, loud, aggressive, hyper, laughable, lovable, soulful, tender, low-down, earthy and hungry.^ Winfrey on the first national broadcast of The Oprah Winfrey Show in 1986.TV columnist Howard Rosenberg said "She's a roundhouse, a full course meal, big, brassy, loud, aggressive, hyper, laughable, lovable, soulful, tender, low-down, earthy and hungry.
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^ TV columnist Howard Rosenberg said, "She's a roundhouse, a full course meal, big, brassy, loud, aggressive, hyper, laughable, lovable, soulful, tender, low-down, earthy and hungry.
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.And she may know the way to Phil Donahue's jugular."^ And she may know the way to Phil Donahue's jugular."
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^ And Oprah Winfrey may know the way to Phil Donahue's jugular."

Newsday's Les Payne observed, "Oprah Winfrey is sharper than Donahue, wittier, more genuine, and far better attuned to her audience, if not the world."
Martha Bayles of The Wall Street Journal wrote, "It's a relief to see a gab-monger with a fond but realistic assessment of her own cultural and religious roots."
.In the mid-1990s, Winfrey adopted a less tabloid-oriented format, doing shows about heart disease in women, geopolitics with Lisa Ling, spirituality and meditation, and gift-giving and home decorating shows.^ In the mid-1990s, Winfrey adopted a less tabloid-oriented format, doing shows about heart disease in women, geopolitics with Lisa Ling, spirituality and meditation, and gift-giving and home decorating shows.
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^ In the mid-1990s Winfrey adopted a less tabloid-orientated format, doing shows about heart disease in women, geopolitics with Lisa Ling, spirituality and meditation, and gift-giving and home decorating shows.
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^ In the mid-1990s Winfrey adopted a much less tabloid format doing shows about heart-disease in women, geopolitics with Lisa Ling, spirituality and meditation, and gift-giving and home decorating shows.

.She often interviews celebrities on issues that directly involve them in some way, such as cancer, charity work, or substance abuse.^ She often interviews celebrities on issues that directly involve them in some way, such as cancer, charity work, or substance abuse.
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^ Oprah Winfrey often interviews celebrities on issues that directly involve them in some way, such as cancer, charity work, or substance abuse.

^ From there, she worked with victims of violent crimes, such as domestic abuse with Safe Page.
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.In addition, she interviews ordinary people who have done extraordinary things or been involved in important current issues.^ In addition, she interviews ordinary people who have done extraordinary things or been involved in important current issues.
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^ In addition, Oprah Winfrey interviews ordinary people who have done extraordinary things or been involved in important current issues.

^ Instead of doing important things like donning a fat suit, revealing her true hair or interviewing people who believe they are vampires, Banks will be launching a New York-based film production company, Bankable Studios.
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.In 1993, Winfrey hosted a rare prime-time interview with Michael Jackson, which became the fourth most watched event in American television history as well as the most watched interview ever, with an audience of one hundred million.^ In 1993 Winfrey hosted a rare prime-time interview with Michael Jackson which became the fourth most watched event in American television history as well as the most watched interview ever, with an audience of one hundred million.
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^ In 1993, Winfrey hosted a rare prime-time interview with Michael Jackson which became the fourth most watched event in American television history as well as the most watched interview ever, with an audience of one hundred million.
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^ She was one of the first uber-successful women in the overwhelmingly male-dominated world of broadcast television, and not just as an on-air personality, but as a studio-chief of sorts as well.
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.Another notable show was the first episode of the nineteenth season of The Oprah Winfrey Show in the Autumn of 2004. During the show each member of the audience received a new G6 sedan; the 276 cars were donated by Pontiac as part of a publicity stunt.^ Oprah's back this week with new shows!
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^ Winfrey outdid her generous track record when she kicked off her 2004 season by giving each audience member a new car donated by Pontiac.
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^ Perhaps Winfrey's most famous recent show was the first episode of the nineteenth season of The Oprah Winfrey Show in the fall of 2004.
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.The show received so much media attention that even the taxes on the cars became controversial.^ The show received so much media attention that even the taxes on the cars became controversial.
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^ During the show each member of the audience received a new G6 sedan; the 276 cars were donated by Pontiac as part of a publicity stunt.
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^ Fans of Oprah were introduced to the computer program on her show a year ago, and the media mogul uses the service to converse face-to-face with guests, fans, and even bears .
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During a lawsuit against Winfrey (see Influence), she hired Dr. Phil McGraw's company Courtroom Sciences, Inc. to help her analyze and read the jury. Dr. Phil made such an impression on Winfrey that she invited him to appear on her show. .He accepted the invitation and was a resounding success.^ He accepted the invitation and was a resounding success.
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McGraw appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show for several years before launching his own show, Dr. Phil, in 2002, which was created by Winfrey's production company, Harpo Productions, in partnership with CBS Paramount, which produced the show.
.Winfrey made a deal to extend her show until the 2010–2011 season, by which time it will have been on the air for twenty-five years.^ Winfrey recently made a deal to extend Oprah Winfrey show until the 2010 2011 season, by which time it will have been on the air for twenty-five years.

^ Her last show isn’t until 2011.
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^ Winfrey recently made a deal to extend her show until the 2010 – 2011 season, by which time it will have been on the air for twenty-five years.
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She plans to host 140 episodes per season, until her final season, when it will return to its current number, 130.[3] Her final show will air in September 2011.[42]
.The 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Concert was hosted by Winfrey and Tom Cruise.^ Emily Greene Balch received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1946.
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^ Rigoberta Menchu Tum was the first Guatemalan to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
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^ Oprah hosts Nobel Peace Prize Concert .
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.There were musical performances by Cyndi Lauper, Andrea Bocelli, Joss Stone, Chris Botti, Diana Krall, Tony Bennett and others.^ There were musical performances by Cyndi Lauper, Andrea Bocelli, Joss Stone, Chris Botti, Diana Krall, Tony Bennett and others.
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.The concert was broadcast in the United States on December 23, 2004, by E!.^ The concert was broadcasted in the United States on December 23, 2004, by E!.
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^ The concert was broadcasted in the United States on Dec.
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.As well as hosting and appearing on television shows, Winfrey co-founded the women's cable television network Oxygen.^ Talk show host Oprah Winfrey   .
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^ As well as hosting and appearing on television shows, Winfrey co-founded the women's cable television network Oxygen.
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^ Oprah also co-founded Oxygen Media, which includes the Oxygen Network, a women's cable network.
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.She is also the president of Harpo Productions (Oprah spelled backwards).^ Oprah Winfrey is also the president of Harpo Productions (Oprah spelled backwards).

^ She is also the president of Harpo Productions (Oprah spelled backwards).
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^ But that's great because Oprah spells Harpo backwards.
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Film

Winfrey as Sofia in The Color Purple.
.In 1985, Winfrey co-starred in Steven Spielberg's film adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Color Purple.^ In 1985, Winfrey co-starred in Steven Spielberg's epic film adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Color Purple.
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^ Oprah Winfrey as Sofia in The Color Purple.In 1985, Winfrey co-starred in Steven Spielberg's epic film adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Color Purple.
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^ Oprah Winfrey as Sofia in The Color Purple.In 1985, Winfrey co-starred in Steven Spielberg's epic film adaptation of Alice Walker's award-winning novel The Color Purple.

.She earned immediate acclaim as Sofia, the distraught housewife.^ She earned immediate acclaim as Sofia, the distraught housewife.
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^ Oprah Winfrey earned immediate acclaim as Sofia, the distraught housewife.

.The following year Winfrey was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, but she lost to Anjelica Huston.^ Critics praised her performance, and she was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress.
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^ The following year Winfrey was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, but she lost to Anjelica Huston.
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^ The following year Winfrey was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, but Oprah Winfrey lost to Anjelica Huston.

.The Color Purple went on to become a Broadway musical and opened in late 2005, with Winfrey credited as a producer.^ The Color Purple has now been made into a Broadway musical and opened late 2005, with Winfrey credited as a producer.
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^ Meanwhile the Harpo empire grew with “The Rachael Ray Show” (syndicated, 2006- ), based around the charismatic cooking personality who had been a frequent guest on “Oprah.” The same year, Winfrey became a Broadway producer when she brought a stage version of the film “The Color Purple” to New York.
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^ Oprah on The Late Show with David Letterman.On December 1, 2005, Winfrey appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman to promote the new Broadway musical The Color Purple, of which she was a producer, joining the host for the first time in 16 years.
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.In October 1998, Winfrey produced and starred in the film Beloved, based upon Toni Morrison's Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same name.^ In October 1998, Winfrey produced and starred in the film Beloved, based upon Toni Morrison's Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same name.
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^ In 1998, Harpo Films produced the critically acclaimed Beloved, a Touchstone Pictures feature film based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Toni Morrison, which co-starred Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover and was directed by Jonathan Demme.
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^ In her film Beloved which is based on a novel by Toni Morrison about a former African-American slave visited by the ghost of her dead daughter.
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.To prepare for her role as Sethe, the protagonist and former slave, Winfrey experienced a 24-hour simulation of the experience of slavery, which included being tied up and blindfolded and left alone in the woods.^ To prepare for her role as Sethe, the protagonist and former slave, Winfrey experienced a 24-hour simulation of the experience of slavery, which included being tied up and blindfolded and left alone in the woods.
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^ To prepare for Oprah Winfrey role as Sethe, the protagonist and former slave, Winfrey experienced a 24-hour simulation of the experience of slavery, which included being tied up and blindfolded and left alone in the woods.

^ When an Oprah Winfrey biography discusses the life of this famous woman, it describes the Oprah Winfrey childhood experience as being extremely difficult and full of hardships.
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.Despite major advertising, including two episodes of her talk show dedicated solely to the film, and moderate to good critical reviews, Beloved opened to poor box-office results, losing approximately $30 million.^ Despite major advertising, including two episodes of Oprah Winfrey talk show dedicated solely to the film, and good critical reviews, Beloved opened to poor box-office results, losing approximately $30 million.

^ Despite major advertising, including two episodes of her talk show dedicated solely to the film, and moderate to good critical reviews, Beloved opened to poor box-office results, losing approximately $30 million.
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^ Her most recent blockbuster, Wanted, proved this mother of six’s sweet spot is action films; the movie earned $340 million at the box office.
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.Working with delicate subjects, Winfrey managed to keep the cast motivated and inspired.^ Working with delicate subjects, Winfrey managed to keep the cast motivated and inspired.
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^ Despite the film's depressing themes, Winfrey managed to keep the cast motivated and inspired.

^ "Here we were working on this project with the heavy underbelly of political and social realism, and Oprah Winfrey managed to lighten things up," said costar Thandie Newton.

."Here we were working on this project with the heavy underbelly of political and social realism, and she managed to lighten things up", said costar Thandie Newton.^ "Here we were working on this project with the heavy underbelly of political and social realism, and Oprah Winfrey managed to lighten things up," said costar Thandie Newton.

^ "Here we were working on this project with the heavy underbelly of political and social realism, and she managed to lighten things up", said costar Thandie Newton.
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^ "Here we were working on this project with the heavy underbelly of political and social realism, and she managed to lighten things up," said costar Thandie Newton.
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."I've worked with a lot of good actors, and I know Oprah hasn't made many films.^ All I know is that if it works for Oprah it is good enough for me.
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^ She has done a lot of good and entertained many, but it is her time to.
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^ "I've worked with a lot of good actors, and I know Oprah hasn't made many films.
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I was stunned. .She's a very strong technical actress and it's because she's so smart.^ She's a very strong technical actress and it's because she's so smart.
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^ NEVER. His power is as strong as our believing, that’s why Jesus had very little power in his home town to heal ,because no one believed he could.
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She's acute. .She's got a mind like a razor blade."^ She's got a mind like a razor blade."
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.In 2005, Harpo Productions released another film adaptation of a famous American novel, Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937).^ Hurston (1891-1960) wrote "Their Eyes Were Watching God" in 1937.
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^ In 2005, Harpo Productions released another film adaptation of a famous American novel, Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937).
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^ In her film Beloved which is based on a novel by Toni Morrison about a former African-American slave visited by the ghost of her dead daughter.
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.The made-for-television film Their Eyes Were Watching God was based upon a teleplay by Suzan-Lori Parks, and starred Halle Berry in the lead female role.^ The made-for-television film Their Eyes Were Watching God was based upon a teleplay by Suzan-Lori Parks, and starred Halle Berry in the lead female role.
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^ In her continuing efforts to highlight the works of great African American novelists, Winfrey’s Harpo Films produced a lavish TV movie production of “Their Eyes Were Watching God” (ABC, 2005), based on the novel by Zora Neale Hurston and starring Academy Award winner Halle Berry.
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^ Winfrey hopes the film, which stars Halle Berry as an independent spirit fighting the constraints of the South of the 1920s, will introduce the book to “a public that probably never knew she existed,” she said.
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.She has voiced for Charlotte's Web, the 2006 film as Gussie the goose.^ Winfrey will voice the part of Gussy the Goose in the upcoming Charlotte's Web movie.

^ Winfrey returned to performing after a long absence in 2006, lending her voice to the charming animated family film “Charlotte’s Web” (2006) , and recruited by Jerry Seinfeld to appear in his animated “Bee Movie” (2007).
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^ Judge Bumbleton Charlotte's Web (2006) (voice) ....
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.She is also the voice of Judge Bumbleden in Bee Movie (2007) co-starring the voices of Jerry Seinfeld and Renee Zellweger.^ Winfrey will also voice a part in Bee Movie coming out in 2007.
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^ Voiced Judge Bumbleden in "Bee Movie," co-starring the voices of Jerry Seinfeld and Renee Zellweger .
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^ Winfrey is also the voice of Judge Bumbleden in Bee Movie released in November 2007.
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.In late 2008, Winfrey's company Harpo Films signed an exclusive output pact with HBO.^ Winfrey will temporarily trade her studio in Chicago for Washington, according to a spokesman for her production company, Harpo.

^ RadarOnline.com reported today that Corrine Gehrls , a flight attendant, has sued Oprah Winfrey' s company, Harpo, Inc.
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^ Harpo Productions, Ms. Winfrey’s company, announced that the two would meet for the first time on that stage, scheduled for Nov.

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.In 2009, Winfrey provided the voice for the character of Eudora, the mother of Princess Tiana, in Disney's The Princess and the Frog.^ Winfrey voiced Eudora, Princess Tiana's mother.
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^ In Production 2000s 1990s 1980s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf (2011) ( pre-production ) (rumored) The Princess and the Frog (2009) (voice) ....
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^ Released at the same time was “The Princess and the Frog” (2009), Disney’s first animated fairy tale in over 70 years to feature an African-American princess, voiced by Anika Noni Rose.
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Books and magazines

Winfrey on the cover of O, The Oprah Magazine.
.Winfrey publishes two magazines: O, The Oprah Magazine and O at Home.^ By angela buchanan   |  Published 4/27/2006 More topics: The Oprah Winfrey Show .
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^ Oprah Oprah Winfrey's Wedding Crasher Stunt For no good reason whatsoever, Oprah crashed two weddings in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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^ By Lisa Fuller   |  Published 3/7/2007 More topics: The Oprah Winfrey Show .
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.She has co-authored five books; at the announcement of her future weight loss book (to be co-authored with her personal trainer Bob Greene), it was said that her undisclosed advance fee had broken the record for the world's highest book advance fee, previously held by former U.S. President Bill Clinton for his autobiography My Life.^ Oprah Winfrey has co-authored five books; at the announcement of Oprah Winfrey future weight loss book (to be co-authored with Oprah Winfrey personal trainer Bob Greene), it was said that Oprah Winfrey undisclosed advance fee had broken the record for the world's highest book advance fee, previously held by former U.S. President Bill Clinton for his autobiography My Life.

^ She has co-authored five books; at the announcement of her future weight loss book (to be co-authored with her personal trainer Bob Greene), it was said that her undisclosed advance fee had broken the record for the world's highest book advance fee, previously held by former U.S. President Bill Clinton for his autobiography My Life.
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^ She is MY inside happy person:The real me I kept hidden from any kind potential hurt and away any positive life experiences out of sadness.not depression,but sadness.
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[45] .In 2002 Fortune called O, the Oprah Magazine the most successful start-up ever in the industry.^ In 2002 Fortune called O, the Oprah Magazine the most successful start-up ever in the industry.
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^ In 2002 Fortune Magazine called O, the Oprah Magazine the most successful start-up ever in the industry.

^ Oprah Winfrey named most powerful person in entertainment industry - Entertainment Weekly rankings - Brief Article .
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[46] and although its circulation had declined by more than .10 percent (to 2.4 million) from 2005 to 2008,[47] the January 2009 issue was the best selling issue since 2006.[48] The audience for her magazine is considerably more upscale than for her TV show, earning US $63,000 a year (well above the median for U.S. women).^ January 15, 2008 10:21 AM .
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^ January 17, 2008 10:43 AM .
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^ January 15, 2008 10:40 AM .
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Online

.Oprah.com is a website created by Winfrey's company to provide resources and interactive content relating to her shows, magazines, book club, and public charity.^ Oprah.com is a website created by Winfrey's company to provide resources and interactive content relating to Oprah Winfrey shows, magazines, book club, and public charity.

^ Oprah Winfrey, Forbes.com, 2008 .
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^ On the Oprah Winfrey Show website today is a letter from Tim Russert that...
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.Oprah.com averages more than 70 million page views and more than six million users per month, and receives approximately 20,000 e-mails each week.^ Even her Web site is huge — oprah.com is visited by more than 2.2 million people a month.
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^ Oprah.com averages more than 70 million page views and more than six million users per month, and receives approximately 20,000 e-mails each week.
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^ Oprah.com averages 45 million page views and three million users per month and receives approximately 12,000-15,000 emails each week.
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.Winfrey initiated “Oprah’s Child Predator Watch List,” through her show and website, to help track down accused child molesters.^ Do you watch the Oprah Winfrey show?
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^ The Oprah Winfrey Show can do a lot of good, and...
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^ I Miss the Oprah Winfrey Show I used to watch the Oprah Winfrey show every day.
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.Within the first 48 hours, two of the featured men were captured.^ Within the first 48 hours, two of the featured men were captured.
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Radio

.On February 9, 2006, it was announced that Winfrey had signed a three-year, $55 million contract with XM Satellite Radio to establish a new radio channel.^ She recently started the Oxygen network and she also signed a 55 million dollar deal with XM radio (in 2006).
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^ On February 9, 2006 it was announced that Winfrey signed a three-year, $55 million contract with XM Satellite Radio to establish a new radio channel.
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^ On February 9, 2006 it was announced that Winfrey signed a $55 million, three-year contract with XM Satellite Radio to establish a new radio channel.
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The channel, Oprah Radio, features popular contributors to The Oprah Winfrey Show and O, The Oprah Magazine including Nate Berkus, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Bob Greene, Dr. Robin Smith and Marianne Williamson. .Oprah & Friends began broadcasting at 11:00 AM ET, September 25, 2006, from a new studio at Winfrey's Chicago headquarters.^ Oprah & Friends began broadcasting at 11:00 AM ET, September 25, 2006, from a new studio at Winfrey's Chicago headquarters.
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^ Oprah Winfrey has 7071 friends.
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^ Oprah Winfrey's Friend Space (Top 11) .
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.The channel broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week on XM Radio Channel 156. Winfrey's contract requires her to be on the air thirty minutes a week, 39 weeks a year.^ Winfrey's contract requires Oprah Winfrey to be on air 30 minutes a week, 39 weeks a year.

^ The channel broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on XM Radio Channel 156.
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^ Winfrey's contract requires her to be on the air 30 minutes a week, 39 weeks a year.
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.The thirty-minute weekly show features Winfrey with friend Gayle King.^ The 30-minute weekly show will feature Winfrey with friend Gayle King.
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^ Winfrey's best friend since their early twenties is Gayle King.
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^ That marriage did not happen, and over the years, Graham became less and less visible, with Winfrey often attending events with her best friend – and editor of Winfrey’s O: The Oprah Magazine – Gayle King.
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Future projects

.On January 15, 2008, Winfrey and Discovery Communications announced plans to change Discovery Health Channel into a new channel called OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network.^ January 15, 2008 7:52 PM .
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^ January 15, 2008 1:52 PM .
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^ January 15, 2008 10:21 AM .
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.OWN will debut at an unspecified time in 2010. It was scheduled to launch in 2009, but has since been delayed.^ OWN will debut at an unspecified time in 2009.
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^ Oprah Winfrey and Discovery Communications announced plans to create OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network; will debut in 2009 .
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^ Two faulty sensors have delayed their launch since Thursday and those sensors help track the shuttle's fuel supply.
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.It will be available in more than 70 million homes because of the present position of Discovery Health Channel.^ It will be available in more than 70 million homes because of the present position of Discovery Health Channel.
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^ If the Oprah Effect makes OWN more valuable than Discovery Health has been -- and it's hard to imagine that won't happen -- then Discovery can make providers pay more to include it in their lineups.
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^ She could live in one 5 million dollar home and save so many more children from poverty and abuse with the other 45 million – and she has hundreds of millions if not billions.
  • I remember Oprah – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 17 January 2010 15:015 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This was a non-cash deal with Winfrey turning control of her website Oprah.com to Discovery Communications.^ Oprah Winfrey, Forbes.com, 2008 .
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^ This was a non-cash deal with Winfrey turning control of her website Oprah.com to Discovery Communications.
  • Oprah Winfrey - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Winfrey’s website, Oprah.com, has been flooded with a barrage of abuse since the queen of daytime chat shows joined Obama on a tour of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina in mid-December.
  • Explain the Altar of Oprah Winfrey to Me - Urban Semiotic 17 January 2010 15:015 UTC urbansemiotic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[53]
On November 2, 2009, it was announced that Winfrey will narrate Discovery Channel's upcoming documentary series Life, which will air in March 2010.[54]

Personal life

Homes

Aerial view of Oprah's Montecito estate
.Winfrey currently lives on “The Promised Land”, her 42-acre (170,000 m²) estate with ocean and mountain views in Montecito, California, outside Santa Barbara.^ Winfrey currently lives on “The Promised Land”, her 42 acre (170,000 m?
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^ Winfrey currently lives on "The Promised Land", Oprah Winfrey 42 acre (170,000 m') ocean and mountain view estate in Montecito, California, outside of Santa Barbara.

^ Montecito, California, outside of Santa Barbara.
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.Winfrey also owns a house in Lavallette, New Jersey, an apartment in Chicago, an estate on Fisher Island off the coast of Miami, a house in Douglasville, Georgia (which she bought in 2005),[55] a ski house in Telluride, Colorado, and property on the island of Maui, Hawaii.^ Winfrey also owns a home in the exclusive town of Avalon, New Jersey.
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^ Winfrey also owns a house in Lavallette, New Jersey.

^ Winfrey also owns a house in Lavallette, New Jersey, an apartment in Chicago, an estate on Fisher Island off the coast of Miami, a ski house in Telluride, CO and property on the island of Maui, Hawaii.
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.She also owns a home on the island of Antigua.^ She also owns a home on the island of Antigua.
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.Winfrey's show is based in Chicago, so she spends time there, specifically in the neighborhood of Streeterville, but she otherwise resides in California.^ Winfrey's show is based in Chicago, so she spends time there, specifically in the neighborhood of Streeterville, but she otherwise resides in California.
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^ Winfrey's show is based in Chicago, so she spends time there, specifically in the neighborhood of Streeterville, but otherwise resides in California.
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^ For Winfrey’s next television production, she starred in “There Are No Children Here” (ABC, 1993) as a Chicago housing project resident determined for her children to receive an education and a chance at a better life.
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.Her Hawaii property was featured on the cover of O at Home and on her TV show.^ Her Hawaii property was featured on the cover of O at Home and on her TV show.
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^ She purchased at least one property on Maui, Hawaii, which was featured on the cover of O at Home and on her TV show.
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^ She may have homes in California, New Jersey, Colorado and Hawaii, but Chicago is synonymous with Oprah, her show and vice-versa.
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Motherhood

Winfrey has no surviving biological children, once explaining that she chose not be a mother because she was not mothered well[56]--as previously mentioned, her only child, a son, died weeks after his birth--however Winfrey has also described maternal feelings towards the girls at Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls:
.I never had children, never even thought I would have children.^ I would have never thought it was said like that!
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^ I never had children, never even thought I would have children.
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^ (Something later perfected by Morton Downey Jr. I never thought her show would amount to anything, but it did.
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.Now I have 152 daughters; expecting 75 more next year.^ Now I have 152 daughters; expecting 75 more next year.
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^ Well, straight ahead much more in the NEWSROOM, including twins who were separated and now after 30 years brought together.
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.That is some type of gestation period!^ That is some type of gestation period!
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^ That is some type of gestation period!…I said to the mothers, the family members, the aunts, the grannies — because most of these girls have lost their families, their parents — I said to them, “Your daughters are now my daughters and I promise you I'm going to take care of your daughters.
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[57]…I said to the mothers, the family members, the aunts, the grannies — because most of these girls have lost their families, their parents — .I said to them, “Your daughters are now my daughters and I promise you I'm going to take care of your daughters.^ Thank you for taking my call.
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^ I said to the mothers, the family members, the aunts, the grannies — because most of these girls have lost their families, their parents — I said to them, “Your daughters are now my daughters and I promise you I'm going to take care of your daughters.
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^ That is some type of gestation period!…I said to the mothers, the family members, the aunts, the grannies — because most of these girls have lost their families, their parents — I said to them, “Your daughters are now my daughters and I promise you I'm going to take care of your daughters.
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I promise you.[58]
Winfrey also has stated:
.For many years, people always asked me why didn't I have children?^ So many people are just addicted to it (as I was years ago before the 12-step plan)… the adrenaline kicks in, and more papers sell.
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^ Over the years I have seen many good people arrested, fined and even jailed due to ignorance, not malice.
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^ But obviously there are many people who love A Hundred Years .
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Why didn't I have children? .Now I know why I didn't have children.^ I didn't know then how important it was, or why, but I knew I wanted to love my child and have him love back and live life.
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^ Now why do you think the DNC Swamp didn't mention that fact?
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^ And if the ethyl mercury in Thimerosal is what causes autism, and now it's been removed, why is McCarthy still against parents vaccinating their children?
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.Because I now have all of these daughters, all of these daughters and I want you to know that these are now our daughters."^ You must know what you want, and be definite.
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^ We want our products to delight you.
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^ I know that because you told me.
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[59]
“When .I watched Oprah with those girls,” observed best friend Gayle King, “I kept thinking she was meant to be a mother, and it would happen one way or another.”[60] Newsweek described a student named Thelasa Msumbi hugging Winfrey extra tight, then whispering “We are your daughters now.”[60] Winfrey, who will teach a class at the school via satellite, plans to spend much of her retirement in a house she is building on the campus where she plans to use the same dishes, sheets, and curtains that the students do.^ Oprah and her "best friend Gayle" are just too much.
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^ I have never cried so much watching one of Oprahs shows.
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^ When I watched Oprah with those girls,” observed best friend Gayle King, “I kept thinking she was meant to be a mother, and it would happen one way or another.”[48] Newsweek described a student named Thelasa Msumbi hugging Winfrey extra tight, then whispering “We are your daughters now.”[48] Winfrey, who will teach a class at the school via satellite, plans to spend much of her retirement in a house she is building on the campus where she plans to use the same dishes, sheets, and curtains that the students do.
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“I want to be near my girls and be in a position to see how they're doing,” said Winfrey.[60]
.Winfrey later confirmed to Larry King that she now felt like she was mother of 151 girls.^ Later, people like Henry James and Edith Wharton and Virginia Woolf wrote thousands upon thousands of pages of letters—which anybody can now peruse.
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^ Her mother, Vernita Lee, was a housemaid, and her father, Vernon Winfrey, was a coal miner and later worked as a barber before becoming a city councilman.
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^ Winfrey's boyfriend from high school, Anthony Otey, would later recall what Winfrey was like during those early years: …she knew what she wanted very early in life.
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[61]

Relatives

.As revealed on a 2004 episode of her television show, Oprah had a half-brother who was gay and died of AIDS.^ As revealed on a 2004 episode of her television show, Oprah had a half-brother who was gay and had died of AIDS.[49] .
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^ Oprah Winfrey Oprah Winfrey's Best Friend Dies - a Tribute to Sophie Television talk show icon and multi-millionaire Oprah Winfrey felt the pain of losing something that money can't buy last month.
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^ Ty Pennington Oprah Winfrey's Best Friend Dies - a Tribute to Sophie Television talk show icon and multi-millionaire Oprah Winfrey felt the pain of losing something that money can't buy last month.
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[62]
.In the February 2006 issue of her magazine, O, Winfrey said she felt "betrayed" by her family member who had revealed to the National Enquirer that as a teenager Winfrey had given birth to a baby who then died in the hospital some weeks later.^ She was a teenage runaway that lived on the streets and had a baby who died as an infant.
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^ As revealed on a 2004 episode of her television show, Oprah had a half-brother who was gay and had died of AIDS. In the February 2006 issue of her magazine, O, Winfrey felt "betrayed" by her family member, who revealed to the National Enquirer that Winfrey gave birth as a teen to a baby who died in the hospital weeks later.
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^ Her birth parents were unmarried and her conception was the result of a one-night fling between teenaged mother Vernita Lee, a housemaid, and Vernon Winfrey, who was in the armed forces at the time.
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[63]
.Winfrey visited Graceland in 2006 while on her cross-country trip with Gayle King.^ The Oprah Winfrey Show: Oprah and Gayle's cross-country journey" (2006).
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^ Oprah visited Graceland in 2006 while on her cross-country trip with Gayle King.
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^ Winfrey became so depressed that on September 8, 1981, she wrote a suicide note to best friend Gayle King instructing King to water her plants.
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.While having dinner with Lisa Marie Presley and her husband Michael Lockwood, she told Presley that her grandmother's last name was also Presley.^ While having dinner with Lisa Marie Presley and her husband Michael Lockwood, Oprah told Lisa Marie that her grandmother's last name was also Presley.
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^ Yet, if Scientology were so great, then why do goobers like Tom Cruise and Lisa Marie Presley keep falling in love AND MARRYING people who are not Scientologists?
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^ First Michael & Lisa Marie Then David & Liza Now Tom & Katie .
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[64]
.Winfrey had her DNA tested for the 2006 PBS program African American Lives.^ Winfrey had her DNA tested for the 2006 PBS program African American Lives.
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^ For the 2006 PBS program, African American Lives, Winfrey had her DNA tested.
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^ Winfrey has also put 250 African-American men through college[106] .
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.The genetic test determined that her maternal line originated among the Kpelle ethnic group, in the area that today is Liberia.^ The genetic test determined that her maternal line originated among the Kpelle ethnic group, in the area that today is Liberia.
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.Her genetic make up was determined to be 89 percent Sub-Saharan African.^ Her genetic make up was determined to be 89% Sub-Saharan African.
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^ Her genetic make up was determined to be 89% Sub-Saharan Africa.
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Romantic history

.Winfrey once dated movie critic Roger Ebert, whom she credits with advising her to take her show into syndication.^ She previously dated movie critic Roger Ebert, whom she credits with advising her to take her show into syndication.
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^ Winfrey once dated movie critic Roger Ebert, whom she credits with advising her to take her show into syndication.
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^ Stedman Graham Together since 1986 Roger Ebert Briefly dated; Winfrey credits him with advising her to take her show into syndication Back to Overview TV Listings .
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.Winfrey and her partner Stedman Graham have been together since 1986. They were engaged to be married in November 1992, but the ceremony never took place.^ They were engaged to be married in November 1992, but the ceremony never took place.
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^ Winfrey had been in a relationship with Steadman Graham, a teacher and entrepreneur, since 1986, with the pair engaged to be married in 1992.
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^ Winfrey and her partner Stedman Graham have been together since 1986.
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[65]The relationship of .Winfrey and Graham has been documented through the years with numerous romantic tabloid articles often accompanied by color spreads of the couple at home and on lavish vacations.^ The relationship of Winfrey and Graham has been documented through the years with numerous romantic tabloid articles often accompanied by color spreads of the couple at home and on lavish vacations.
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^ That marriage did not happen, and over the years, Graham became less and less visible, with Winfrey often attending events with her best friend – and editor of Winfrey’s O: The Oprah Magazine – Gayle King.
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^ Winfrey and her partner Stedman Graham have been together for over 20 years.
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.Prior to meeting Graham, Winfrey's love life was a lot less stable.^ Prior to meeting Graham, Winfrey's love life was a lot less stable.
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^ Winfrey's early love life was not always so tumultuous.
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^ I always felt that the drug itself is not the problem but that I was addicted to the man.” She added: “I can't think of anything I wouldn't have done for that man.” Winfrey's early love life had not always been so tumultuous.
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.A self-described promiscuous teen who was a victim of sexual abuse, Winfrey gave birth at the age of 14, to a boy who died shortly after.^ A self-described promiscuous teen who was a victim of sexual abuse, Winfrey gave birth at the age of 14, to a boy who died shortly after.
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^ A self-described promiscuous teen who was a victim of sexual abuse, Winfrey gave birth at the age of 14, though her son died while still in infancy.
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^ When she was 14, she became pregnant, but the baby died shortly after birth.
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[16] .In 1997 a former boyfriend named Randoph Cook tried to sue Winfrey for $20 million for allegedly blocking a tell-all book where he claimed they lived together for several months in 1985 and did drugs.^ They both live together & alone.
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^ In 1997 a former boyfriend named Randoph Cook tried to sue Winfrey for $20 million for allegedly blocking a tell-all book where he claimed they lived together for several months in 1985 and did drugs.
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^ Looks like Oprah couldn’t have predicted it better herself, “Maybe she’ll talk to me now that she has a book deal,” she joked several months ago!
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[66][67][68] .Cook’s claims mark the second time reports surfaced about Winfrey’s involvement in a drug related love affair.^ Cook’s claims mark the second time reports surfaced about Winfrey’s involvement in a drug related love affair.
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^ I always felt that the drug itself is not the problem but that I was addicted to the man.” She added: “I can't think of anything I wouldn't have done for that man.” Winfrey's early love life had not always been so tumultuous.
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^ According to Mair's reporting “the major problem with this intense love affair arose from her lover's being married, with no plans to leave his wife”.
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.In 1995 Winfrey herself confessed to drug use.^ In 1995 Winfrey herself confessed to drug use.
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“And .I've often said over the years…in my attempts to come out and say it, I've said many times I did things in my 20s that I was ashamed of, I did things I felt guilty about, but that is my life's great big secret that's always been held over my head,” she explained on her show.^ For many shall come in My name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

^ She said she is guilty of the same thing.
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^ And I've often said over the years…in my attempts to come out and say it, I've said many times I did things in my 20s that I was ashamed of, I did things I felt guilty about, but that is my life's great big secret that's always been held over my head,” she explained on her show.
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“I always felt that the drug itself is not the problem but that I was addicted to the man.” She added: “I can't think of anything I wouldn't have done for that man.”[69]
.Winfrey's early love life was not always so tumultuous.^ Winfrey's early love life was not always so tumultuous.
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^ Oprah Winfrey: I always wanted to be an actress for most of my adolescent and adult life.
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^ I always felt that the drug itself is not the problem but that I was addicted to the man.” She added: “I can't think of anything I wouldn't have done for that man.” Winfrey's early love life had not always been so tumultuous.
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.Her high school sweetheart Anthony Otey recalled an innocent courtship that began in Winfrey's senior year of high school, from which he saved hundreds of love notes; Winfrey conducted herself with dignity and as a model student.^ Her high school sweetheart Anthony Otey would recall an innocent courtship that began in Winfrey's senior year of high school, from which he saved hundreds of love notes; Winfrey conducted herself with dignity and as a model student.
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^ Her high school sweetheart Anthony Otey recalled an innocent courtship that began in Winfrey's senior year of high school, from which he saved hundreds of love notes; Winfrey conducted herself with dignity and as a model student.
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^ Winfrey's boyfriend from high school, Anthony Otey, would later recall what Winfrey was like during those early years: …she knew what she wanted very early in life.
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[70] .The two spoke of getting married, but Otey claimed to have always secretly known that Winfrey was destined for a far greater life than he could ever provide.^ The two spoke of getting married, but Otey claimed to have always secretly known that Winfrey was destined for a far greater life than he could ever provide.
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^ Newsday's Les Payne observed, "Oprah Winfrey is sharper than Donahue, wittier, more genuine, and far better attuned to her audience, if not the world."
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^ Winfrey's early love life was not always so tumultuous.
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[71] .On Valentine's Day of her senior year, Otey's fears came true when Winfrey took Otey aside and told him they needed to talk.^ On Valentine's day of her senior year, Otey's fears came true when Winfrey took Otey aside and told him they needed to talk.
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^ Her high school sweetheart Anthony Otey would recall an innocent courtship that began in Winfrey's senior year of high school, from which he saved hundreds of love notes; Winfrey conducted herself with dignity and as a model student.
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^ Oprah Winfrey Show New Year's Resolution Suggestions for Oprah Winfrey Oprah has indeed built an empire from her day time talk show to her TV Network Oxygen to her magazine O. It seems as though Oprah has it all.
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“I knew right then that .I was going to lose the girl I loved,” Otey recalled.^ I knew right then that I was going to lose the girl I loved,” Otey recalled.
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^ I think I am ready and going to get back on the roller coster of life, but I just disapoint my self and lose my temper with me and others I love.
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“She told me she was breaking up with me because she didn't have time for a relationship. .We both sat there and cried.^ We both sat there and cried.
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.It broke my heart.”[72] Years later, Otey was stunned to discover details from Winfrey's promiscuous and rebellious past at the end of the 1960s, and the fact that she had given birth to a baby several years before they met.^ It broke my heart.” Years later, Otey was stunned to discover details from Winfrey's promiscuous and rebellious past at the end of the 1960s, and the fact that she had given birth to a baby several years before they met.
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^ McGraw appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show for several years before launching his own show, Dr. Phil, in 2002, which was created by Winfrey's production company, Harpo Productions in partnership with Paramount which produced the show.
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^ My wife and I were married in 2006 and we had our first baby, London James last year.
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[71]
.In 1971, several months after breaking up with Otey, Winfrey met William “Bubba” Taylor at Tennessee State University.^ In 1971, several months after breaking up with Otey, Winfrey met William “Bubba” Taylor at Tennessee State University.
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^ She won an oratory contest, which secured her a full scholarship to Tennessee State University, a historically black institution, where she studied communication.
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^ He made her education a priority and Oprah went to Tennessee State University on a full scholarship.
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.According to CBS journalist George Mair, Taylor was Winfrey's “first intense, to die for love affair”.^ According to CBS journalist George Mair, Taylor was Winfrey's “first intense, to die for love affair”.
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^ According to Mair, when Kramer moved to NBC in New York Winfrey became involved with a man who friends had warned her to avoid.
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^ Oprah Winfrey George and Cindy Anthony Ditch Oprah for CBS "Early Show" Oprah was to have the first national interview with the grandparents of Caylee Anthony since the her remains were found in December.
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Winfrey helped get Taylor a job at WVOL, and according to Mair, “did everything to keep him, including literally begging him on her knees to stay with her.”[73] Taylor however was unwilling to leave Nashville with Winfrey when she moved to Baltimore to work at WJZ-TV in June 1976. “We really did care for each other,” .Winfrey would later recall.^ We really did care for each other,” Winfrey would later recall.
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^ Winfrey would later recall: I'd had a relationship with a man for four years.
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^ Lloyd was just the best,” Winfrey would later recall.
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“We shared a deep love. A love I will never forget.”[74]
.When WJZ-TV management criticized Winfrey for crying on the air while reporting tragedies and were unhappy with her physical appearance (especially when her hair fell out as the result of a bad perm), Winfrey turned to reporter Lloyd Kramer for comfort.^ When WJZ-TV management criticized Winfrey for crying on the air while reporting tragedies and were unhappy with her physical appearance (especially when her hair fell out as the result of a bad perm), Winfrey turned to reporter Lloyd Kramer for comfort.
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^ A love I will never forget.” When WJZ-TV management criticized Winfrey for crying on the air while reporting tragedies and were unhappy with her physical appearance (especially when her hair fell out as the result of a bad perm), Winfrey turned to reporter Lloyd Kramar for comfort.
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^ No Appearance Scheduled We're sorry, but we can't find any airings featuring Oprah Winfrey in the next 14 days.
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“Lloyd was just the best,” .Winfrey would later recall.^ We really did care for each other,” Winfrey would later recall.
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^ Winfrey would later recall: I'd had a relationship with a man for four years.
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^ Lloyd was just the best,” Winfrey would later recall.
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“That man loved me even when I was bald! He was wonderful. .He stuck with me through the whole demoralizing experience.^ He stuck with me through the whole demoralizing experience.
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That man was the most fun romance I ever had.”[75]
.According to Mair, when Kramer moved to NBC in New York Winfrey became involved with a man whom friends had warned her to avoid.^ According to Mair, when Kramer moved to NBC in New York Winfrey became involved with a man who friends had warned her to avoid.
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^ That man was the most fun romance I ever had.” According to Mair, when Kramar moved to NBC in New York Winfrey became involved with a man who friends had warned her to avoid.
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^ Winfrey became so depressed that on September 8, 1981, she wrote a suicide note to best friend Gayle King instructing King to water her plants.
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Winfrey would later recall:
.I'd had a relationship with a man for four years.^ I'd had a relationship with a man for four years.
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^ Winfrey would later recall: I'd had a relationship with a man for four years.
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^ Rizzo was the only man among the four-person production team who Winfrey relied on in her early years in Chicago long before she had a large staff.
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.I wasn't living with him.^ I wasn't living with him.
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.I'd never lived with anyone—and I thought I was worthless without him.^ I'd never lived with anyone—and I thought I was worthless without him.
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^ I never thought in a million years that I could support someone like him, but seeing a spirit as loving and innocent as you go all out for him made me support him too.
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.The more he rejected me, the more I wanted him.^ The more he rejected me, the more I wanted him.
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.I felt depleted, powerless.^ I felt depleted, powerless.
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.At the end I was down on the floor on my knees groveling and pleading with him.^ At the end I was down on the floor on my knees groveling and pleading with him.
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[76]
.According to Mair's reporting “the major problem with this intense love affair arose from her lover's being married, with no plans to leave his wife”.^ According to Mair's reporting “the major problem with this intense love affair arose from her lover's being married, with no plans to leave his wife”.
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^ Now, maybe he wanted to portray being "a fool in love" in front of millions of people, and in that case at least no one can say that he is a bad actor.
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^ Cook’s claims mark the second time reports surfaced about Winfrey’s involvement in a drug related love affair.
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.Winfrey became so depressed that on September 8, 1981, she wrote a suicide note to best friend Gayle King instructing King to water her plants.^ Winfrey became so depressed that on September 8, 1981, she wrote a suicide note to best friend Gayle King instructing King to water her plants.
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^ Winfrey's best friend since their early twenties is Gayle King.
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^ That marriage did not happen, and over the years, Graham became less and less visible, with Winfrey often attending events with her best friend – and editor of Winfrey’s O: The Oprah Magazine – Gayle King.
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[76] “That suicide note had been much overplayed” .Winfrey told Ms. magazine's Joan Barthel.^ That suicide note had been much overplayed” Winfrey told Ms. Joan Barthel.
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“I couldn't kill myself. I would be afraid the minute I did it; something really good would happen and I'd miss it.”[77]
According to Winfrey, such emotional ups and downs gradually led to a weight problem:
.The reason I gained so much weight in the first place and the reason I had such a sorry history of abusive relationships with men was I just needed approval so much.^ I would be afraid the minute I did it; something really good would happen and I'd miss it.” According to Winfrey, such emotional ups and downs gradually lead to a weight problem: The reason I gained so much weight in the first place and the reason I had such a sorry history of abusive relationships with men was I just needed approval so much.
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^ Which is also why I gained so much weight later on.
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^ The reason I gained so much weight in the first place and the reason I had such a sorry history of abusive relationships with men was I just needed approval so much.
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.I needed everyone to like me, because I didn't like myself much.^ I needed everyone to like me, because I didn't like myself much.
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^ I admire you so much because you never stop giving, and because you believe that everyone deserves a second chance.
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^ Because many times, I would get myself into situations as an adult where I didn't want to say No because I didn't want to hurt anybody's feelings.
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.So I'd end up with these cruel self-absorbed guys who'd tell me how selfish I was, and I'd say “Oh thank you, you're so right” and be grateful to them.^ Thank you also for telling me how I should vote.
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^ Grow up then admit who you are.
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^ How can you possibly say that?
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.Because I had no sense that I deserved anything else.^ Because I had no sense that I deserved anything else.
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.Which is also why I gained so much weight later on.^ Which is also why I gained so much weight later on.
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^ The reason I gained so much weight in the first place and the reason I had such a sorry history of abusive relationships with men was I just needed approval so much.
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.It was the perfect way of cushioning myself against the world's disapproval.^ It was the perfect way of cushioning myself against the world's disapproval.
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[77]

Close friends

.Winfrey's best friend since their early twenties is Gayle King.^ Winfrey's best friend since their early twenties is Gayle King.
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^ That marriage did not happen, and over the years, Graham became less and less visible, with Winfrey often attending events with her best friend – and editor of Winfrey’s O: The Oprah Magazine – Gayle King.
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^ Winfrey became so depressed that on September 8, 1981, she wrote a suicide note to best friend Gayle King instructing King to water her plants.
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.King was formerly the host of The Gayle King Show and is currently an editor of O, the Oprah Magazine.^ King was formerly the host of The Gayle King Show and is currently an editor of O, the Oprah Magazine.
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^ That marriage did not happen, and over the years, Graham became less and less visible, with Winfrey often attending events with her best friend – and editor of Winfrey’s O: The Oprah Magazine – Gayle King.
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^ Time magazine wrote, "Few people would have bet on Oprah Winfrey's swift rise to host of the most popular talk show on TV. In a field dominated by white males, she is a black female of ample bulk.
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.Since 1997, when Winfrey played the therapist on an episode of the sitcom Ellen in which Ellen DeGeneres came out of the closet, Winfrey and King have been the target of persistent rumors that they were gay.^ Since 1997, when Winfrey played the therapist on an episode of the sitcom Ellen in which Ellen DeGeneres came out of the closet, Winfrey and King have been the target of persistent rumors that they were gay.
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^ In April 1997, Winfrey played the therapist on the sitcom Ellen to whom the character (and the real-life Ellen DeGeneres) said she was a lesbian.
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^ Winfrey had long been a champion of gay rights, having been a pioneer during the 1980s for addressing issues affecting homosexuals – from the AIDS crisis to teens who struggled with coming out of the closet.
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“I understand why people think we're gay,” .Winfrey says in the August 2006 issue of O magazine.^ I understand why people think we're gay,” Winfrey says in the August 2006 issue of O magazine.
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^ In the August 2006 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, Winfrey explained that "people sometimes misunderstand her close relationship with King" and that the two of them are "as one soul in two bodies, when we are together the world feels right".
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^ While tabloid reports have put the dieting superstar's weight at 140 pounds, it's actually 163, Winfrey says in the latest O magazine.
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“There isn't a definition in our culture for this kind of bond between women. .So I get why people have to label it—how can you be this close without it being sexual?”[78] “I've told nearly everything there is to tell.^ So I get why people have to label it—how can you be this close without it being sexual?”[64] “I've told nearly everything there is to tell.
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^ You have got the people from TheSmokingGun.com there, people.
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^ So I get why people have to label it—how can you be this close without it being sexual?” “I've told nearly everything there is to tell.
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.All my stuff is out there.^ All my stuff is out there.
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^ Actually Oprah should ask Sarah on the show to allow all those "hockey moms" out there to see that Sarah is a big blow hard!
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^ And it was only when he recast it as non-fiction—and one of the stories out there is that he did that with the blessing of Nan Talese—then all of a sudden he got a deal.
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.People think I'd be so ashamed of being gay that I wouldn't admit it?^ People think I'd be so ashamed of being gay that I wouldn't admit it?
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^ I understand why people think we're gay,” Winfrey says in the August 2006 issue of O magazine.
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^ If this is being 'clear' I don't think he will convince too many people it's good.
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.Oh, please.”[78] Another of Winfrey's best friends is Maria Shriver, the current First Lady of California.^ Oh, please.”[64] Another of Winfrey's best friends is Maria Shriver, the current First Lady of California.
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^ Winfrey became so depressed that on September 8, 1981, she wrote a suicide note to best friend Gayle King instructing King to water her plants.
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^ Oh, please.” Her celebrity status notwithstanding, the billionaire Winfrey served in 2004 on a murder trial jury.
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[79] .Winfrey considers Maya Angelou, author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings her mentor and close friend; she calls Angelou her "mother-sister-friend"[80] Winfrey hosted a week-long Caribbean cruise for Angelou and 150 guests for Angelou's 70th birthday in 1998, and in 2008, threw her "an extravagant 80th birthday celebration" at Donald Trump's Mar-A-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida.^ At age six, Winfrey’s mother called for her daughter to join her in a poor inner city neighborhood in Milwaukee, WI, where from age nine onwards, Winfrey endured molestation and rape from a cousin, an uncle and a family friend.
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^ Courtroom Oprah Winfrey and Maya Angelou They are different enough to make you wonder at the strength of their relationship and yet what they share binds Oprah Winfrey and Maya Angelou in what one can call a forever friendship.
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^ Kirstie Alley Weight Loss Oprah Winfrey and Maya Angelou They are different enough to make you wonder at the strength of their relationship and yet what they share binds Oprah Winfrey and Maya Angelou in what one can call a forever friendship.
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[81]
.In 1989, Winfrey was personally touched by the 1980s AIDS crisis so frequently discussed on her show when her long time aide, Billy Rizzo, became afflicted by the disease.^ In 1989, Winfrey was personally touched by the 1980s AIDS crisis so frequently discussed on her show when her long time aide, Billy Rizzo, became afflicted by the disease.
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^ Winfrey had long been a champion of gay rights, having been a pioneer during the 1980s for addressing issues affecting homosexuals – from the AIDS crisis to teens who struggled with coming out of the closet.
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^ Meanwhile the Harpo empire grew with “The Rachael Ray Show” (syndicated, 2006- ), based around the charismatic cooking personality who had been a frequent guest on “Oprah.” The same year, Winfrey became a Broadway producer when she brought a stage version of the film “The Color Purple” to New York.
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.Rizzo was the only man among the four-person production team whom Winfrey relied on in her early years in Chicago long before she had a large staff.^ I'd had a relationship with a man for four years.
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^ Rizzo was the only man among the four-person production team who Winfrey relied on in her early years in Chicago long before she had a large staff.
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^ Homes have been built in four states—Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama—before the one year anniversary of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
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“I love .Billy like a brother,” she said at the time.^ I love Billy like a brother,” she said at the time.
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“He's a wonderful, funny, talented guy, and it's just heartbreaking to see him so ill.” .Winfrey visited him daily during his last days.^ He's a wonderful, funny, talented guy, and it's just heartbreaking to see him so ill.” Winfrey visited him daily during his last days.
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^ Winfrey visited him daily during his last days.
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^ On Valentine's day of her senior year, Otey's fears came true when Winfrey took Otey aside and told him they needed to talk.
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Health

.On October 16, 2007, Winfrey revealed that she was diagnosed with a thyroid disorder that made her gain 20 pounds.^ On October 16, 2007, Winfrey revealed that she was diagnosed with a thyroid disorder that made her gain 20 pounds.
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^ October 1, 2009 5:16 PM If the olympics come to Chicago, the sales tax would be up to 20.16%.
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^ On September 10, 2007, David Letterman made his first appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show", as its season premiere was filmed in New York City.
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."At the end of May, I was so exhausted I couldn't figure out what was going on in my life.^ I beleive the Church of Satan is also a Bonafide church as well so you can figure out the rest (Note to self: start my own religion).
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^ I am going to order this book this second and give one to all my single girlfriends because this book is going to save us so much time, and so many brunches of confusion trying to figure out what guys really mean!

^ A week after my surgery I had to go out and pick up the book A New Earth, even if I was doing the shuffle and glide as I walked.
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.I ended up going to Africa and spent a month with my beautiful daughters there, was still feeling really tired, really tired, going around from doctor to doctor trying to figure out what was wrong and finally figured out that I had literally sort of blew out my thyroid " Winfrey said on her show.^ All my stuff is out there.
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^ "At the end of May, I was so exhausted I couldn't figure out what was going on in my life.
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^ I ended up going to Africa and spent a month with my beautiful daughters there, was still feeling really tired, really tired, going around from doctor to doctor trying to figure out what was wrong and finally figured out that I had literally sort of blew out my thyroid " Winfrey said on her show.
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.She also discusses more about her story in the October 2007 issue of the Oprah Magazine.^ She also discusses more about her story in the October 2007 issue of the Oprah Magazine.
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^ But Oprah is far more than a cultural force — she's a dangerous political force as well, a woman with unpredictable and mercurial attitudes toward the major issues of the day.
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^ This is nothing more than prescientific mystical nonsense about the origins of disease, and Oprah believes it.
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In 2008 Winfrey decided to become a vegan for three weeks.[82]

Entrepreneurship and wealth

.Born in rural poverty, then raised by a mother on welfare in a poor urban neighborhood, Winfrey became a millionaire at age 32 when her talk show went national.^ Talk shows · Oprah Winfrey .
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^ Winfrey during her car giveaway to the entire audience.Born in rural poverty, then raised by a mother on welfare in the ghetto, Winfrey became a millionaire at age 32 when her talk show went national.
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^ Born in rural poverty, then raised by a mother on welfare in a poor urban neighborhood, Winfrey became a millionaire at age 32 when her talk show went national.
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.Winfrey was in a position to negotiate ownership of the show and start her own production company because of the success and the amount of revenue the show generated.^ Because of the amount of revenue the show generated, Winfrey was in a position to negotiate ownership of the show and start her own production company.
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^ Her love of theater and acting sparked her to form her own production company, HARPO Entertainment Group.
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^ Her emotional ad-lib delivery eventually got her transferred to the daytime talk show arena, and after boosting a third-rated local Chicago talk show to first place,[6] she launched her own production company and became internationally syndicated.
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.Considered the richest woman in entertainment by the early 1990s, at age 41 Winfrey's wealth crossed another milestone when, with a net worth of $340 million, she replaced Bill Cosby as the only African American on the Forbes 400[83].^ Considered the richest woman in entertainment by the early 1990s, at age 41 Winfrey's wealth crossed another milestone when with a net worth of $340 million, she replaced Bill Cosby as the only African American on the Forbes 400.
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^ With a 2000 net-worth of $800 million, Winfrey is believed to have been the richest African American of the 20th century.
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^ According to Forbes, Winfrey is worth over $2.5 billion, as of September, 2007[70] and has overtaken former Ebay CEO Meg Whitman as the richest self-made woman in America.
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Although black people are just under 13% of the U.S. population,[84] Winfrey has remained the only African American wealthy enough to rank among America's 400 richest people nearly every year since 1995.[85]
.With a 2000 net worth of $800 million, Winfrey is believed to be the richest African American of the 20th century.^ With a 2000 net-worth of $800 million, Winfrey is believed to have been the richest African American of the 20th century.
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^ Considered the richest woman in entertainment by the early 1990s, at age 41 Winfrey's wealth crossed another milestone when with a net worth of $340 million, she replaced Bill Cosby as the only African American on the Forbes 400.
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^ Winfrey kicked off her 19th season with perhaps the ultimate giveaway -- 276 new Pontiac G6's -- worth $7 million.
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To celebrate her status as a historical figure, Professor Juliet E.K. Walker of the University of Illinois created the course "History 298: Oprah Winfrey, the Tycoon."[86]
.Forbes' international rich list has listed Winfrey as the world's only black billionaire in 2004, 2005, and 2006 and as the first black woman billionaire in world history.^ Winfrey is the only person in the world to have made all five lists.
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^ Forbes' international rich list has listed Winfrey as the world's only black billionaire in 2004, 2005, and 2006 and as the first black woman billionaire in world history.
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^ Winfrey first began to dream big when she learned to read at age three, discovering a whole world outside the farm.
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[87][10][88] .According to Forbes, as of September 2009 Winfrey is worth over $2.3 billion[2] and has overtaken former Ebay CEO Meg Whitman as the richest self-made woman in America.^ According to Forbes, Winfrey is worth over $2.5 billion, as of September, 2007[70] and has overtaken former Ebay CEO Meg Whitman as the richest self-made woman in America.
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^ Considered the richest woman in entertainment by the early 1990s, at age 41 Winfrey's wealth crossed another milestone when with a net worth of $340 million, she replaced Bill Cosby as the only African American on the Forbes 400.
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^ Forbes magazine has estimated that she is worth around $1.1 billion.
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[89]
.In July 2007 TV Guide reported that Winfrey was the highest paid TV entertainer in the United States during the past year.^ Female 55 years old Kosciusko, Indiana United States Last Login: 6/26/2007 .
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^ Winfrey's boyfriend from high school, Anthony Otey, would later recall what Winfrey was like during those early years: …she knew what she wanted very early in life.
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^ In addition to lecturing, working full time and conducting workshops throughout the United States, Usher, 33, is also the mother of 4-year-old SaVanna Grace.
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.She earned an estimated $260 million during the year.^ She earned an estimated $260 million during the year.
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.This amount was more than 5 times what had been earned by the person in second place—music executive Simon Cowell, who had earned $45 million.^ This amount was more than 5 times what had been earned by the person in second place - music executive Simon Cowell, who had earned $45 million.
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^ The 51-year-old, who enjoys an annual income of more than $380 million was reportedly going to reside in a poverty-stricken public housing project in Chicago for a month as part of the series.
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^ She could live in one 5 million dollar home and save so many more children from poverty and abuse with the other 45 million – and she has hundreds of millions if not billions.
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[90] .By 2008, her income had increased to $275 million.^ By 2008, her income had increased to $275 million.
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[91]

Influence

Rankings as world's most influential woman

.Winfrey was called "arguably the world's most powerful woman" by CNN and Time.com,[92] "arguably the most influential woman in the world" by the American Spectator,[93] "one of the 100 people who most influenced the 20th Century" and "one of the most influential people" of 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 by Time.^ She is also, according to some assessments, the most influential woman in the world.
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^ I mean, this is one of the most prominent, influential people in the society.
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^ I think Oprah Winfrey is the most powerful woman in the world, not just in America.
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.Winfrey is the only person in the world to have made all seven lists.^ Winfrey is the only person in the world to have made all five lists.
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^ Oprah Winfrey the richest black person in the world.
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^ Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's interview on today's edition of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" touched on all the topics, political and personal.
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[94]
.At the end of the 20th century Life listed Winfrey as both the most influential woman and the most influential black person of her generation, and in a cover story profile the magazine called her "America's most powerful woman".[95] In 2007 USA Today ranked Winfrey as the most influential woman and most influential black person of the previous quarter century[96].^ I think Oprah Winfrey is the most powerful woman in the world, not just in America.
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^ Winfrey was called "arguably the world's most powerful woman" by CNN and Time.com.
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^ At the end of the 20th century Life listed Winfrey as both the most influential woman and the most influential black person of her generation, and in a cover story profile the magazine called her "America's most powerful woman".
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.Ladies Home Journal also ranked Winfrey number one in their list of the most powerful women in America and senator Barack Obama has said she "may be the most influential woman in the country".[97] In 1998 Winfrey became the first woman and first African-American to top Entertainment Weekly's list of the 101 most powerful people in the entertainment industry.^ Oprah Winfrey named most powerful person in entertainment industry - Entertainment Weekly rankings - Brief Article .
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^ "Sport is the most important one," he said.
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^ In 1998 Winfrey became the first woman and first Black to top Entertainment Weekly's list of the 101 most powerful people in the entertainment industry.
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[98] In 2003 Winfrey edged out both Superman and Elvis Presley to be named the greatest pop culture icon of all time by VH1.[99] Forbes named her the world's most powerful celebrity in 2005,[100] 2007,[101] and 2008.[91] Columnist Maureen Dowd seems to agree with such assessments:
.She is the top alpha female in this country.^ She is the top alpha female in this country.
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^ Columnist Maureen Dowd seems to agree with such assessments: She is the top alpha female in this country.
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.She has more credibility than the president.^ She has more credibility than the president.
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^ Oprah Winfrey arguably has more influence on the culture than any university president, politician, or religious leader, except perhaps the Pope.
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^ Who has more money and influence to spread around than a U.S. President?
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.Other successful women, such as Hillary Clinton and Martha Stewart, had to be publicly slapped down before they could move forward.^ Other successful women, such as Hillary Clinton and Martha Stewart, had to be publicly slapped down before they could move forward.
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^ In any case, Suzanne Somers promotes medical advice and practices that could be dangerous to women, and Oprah is totally down with them.
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^ And in Nebraska, moving forward, crowds returned to the mall where a gunman opened fire just days before.
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Even Condi has had to play the protegé with Bush. .None of this happened to Oprah — she is a straight ahead success story.^ None of this happened to Oprah — she is a straight ahead success story.
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^ The first-person story that, as Oprah says, puts “a human face on topics” is an important part of the show’s success.
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.Oprah Winfrey arguably has more influence on the culture than any university president, politician, or religious leader, except perhaps the Pope.^ Oprah Winfrey arguably has more influence on the culture than any university president, politician, or religious leader, except perhaps the Pope.
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^ Who has more money and influence to spread around than a U.S. President?
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^ Vanity Fair wrote: "Oprah Winfrey arguably has more influence on the culture than any university president, politician, or religious leader, except perhaps the Pope."
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.I mean this is a woman that came from nothing to rise up to be the most powerful woman, I think, in the world.^ Bill O'Reilly said: I mean this is a woman that came from nothing to rise up to be the most powerful woman, I think, in the world.
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^ I think Oprah Winfrey is the most powerful woman in the world, not just in America.
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^ Rankings as world's most influential woman .
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.I think Oprah Winfrey is the most powerful woman in the world, not just in America.^ Oprah 'most powerful celebrity' .
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^ I mean this is a woman that came from nothing to rise up to be the most powerful woman, I think, in the world.
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^ I think Oprah Winfrey is the most powerful woman in the world, not just in America.
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.That's — anybody who goes on her program immediately benefits through the roof.^ That's — anybody who goes on her program immediately benefits through the roof.
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.I mean, she has a loyal following; she has credibility; she has talent; and she's done it on her own to become fabulously wealthy and fabulously powerful.^ I mean, she has a loyal following; she has credibility; she has talent; and she's done it on her own to become fabulously wealthy and fabulously powerful.
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Biographer Kitty Kelley states that she has always been fascinated by Winfrey:
.As a woman, she has wielded an unprecedented amount of influence over the American culture and psyche,…There has been no other person in the 20th Century whose convictions and values have impacted the American public in such a significant way.^ As a woman, she has wielded an unprecedented amount of influence over the American culture and psyche,…There has been no other person in the 20th century whose convictions and values have impacted the American public in such a significant way.
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^ In other words, as panentheists teach, God is in all of creation, including all human beings, and once a person becomes aware of this, there are no limits to what he can achieve.

^ We enjoy looking at your show.For working mother thankyou so much.That there someone know what other woman go throught.
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[105].I see her as probably the most powerful woman in our society.^ I see her as probably the most powerful woman in our society.
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^ Biographer Kitty Kelly states that she has always been “fascinated” by Winfrey: As a woman, she has wielded an unprecedented amount of influence over the American culture and psyche,…There has been no other person in the 20th century whose convictions and values have impacted the American public in such a significant way.… I see her as probably the most powerful woman in our society.
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^ I mean this is a woman that came from nothing to rise up to be the most powerful woman, I think, in the world.
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.I think Oprah has influenced every medium that she's touched.^ I think Oprah has influenced every medium that she's touched.
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.Winfrey's influence reaches far beyond pop culture and into unrelated industries where many believe she has the power to cause enormous market swings and radical price changes with a single comment.^ Winfrey's influence reaches far beyond pop-culture and into unrelated industries where many believe she has the power to cause enormous market swings and radical price changes with a single comment.
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^ In 2003 Winfrey edged out both Superman and Elvis Presley to be named the greatest pop culture icon of all time by VH1.
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^ Vanity Fair wrote: "Oprah Winfrey arguably has more influence on the culture than any university president, politician, or religious leader, except perhaps the Pope."
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During a show about mad cow disease with Howard Lyman (aired on April 16, 1996), Winfrey exclaimed, "It has just stopped me cold from eating another burger!" Texas cattlemen sued her and Lyman in early 1998 for "false defamation of perishable food" and "business disparagement", claiming that Winfrey's remarks subsequently sent cattle prices tumbling, costing beef producers some $12 million. .On February 26, after a trial spanning over two months in an Amarillo, Texas court in the thick of cattle country, a jury found Winfrey and Lyman were not liable for damages.^ On February 26, after a trial spanning over two months in an Amarillo, Texas court in the thick of cattle country, a jury found Winfrey and Lyman were not liable for damages.
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^ They sued Winfrey for libel in a Texas court and after a two–month courtroom trial, in which Winfrey defended herself – the jury decided Winfrey and Lyman were not liable for damages.
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^ Oh, please.” Her celebrity status notwithstanding, the billionaire Winfrey served in 2004 on a murder trial jury.
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.(After the trial, she received a postcard from Roseanne Barr reading, “Congratulations, you beat the meat!”) In June 2005 the first case of mad cow disease in a cow native to the United States was detected in Texas.^ (After the trial, she received a postcard from Rosanne Barr reading, “Congratulations, you beat the meat!”) In June 2005 the first case of mad cow disease in a cow native to the United States was detected in Texas.
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^ In June 2004, Usher gave a lecture "Take What You Have and Make What You Want" at the National Counselors Convention in Dallas, Texas.
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The USDA concluded that it was most likely infected in Texas prior to 1997.[107]
.In 2005 Winfrey was named the greatest woman in American history as part of a public poll as part of The Greatest American.^ In 2005 Winfrey was named the greatest woman in American history as part of a public poll as part of The Greatest American.
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^ Oprah Winfrey has been the host of the highest rated syndicated talk show in television history , her self-named The Oprah Winfrey Show .
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^ In 2003 Winfrey edged out both Superman and Elvis Presley to be named the greatest pop culture icon of all time by VH1.
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.She was ranked #9 overall on the list of greatest Americans.^ She was ranked #9 overall on the list of greatest Americans.
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^ It seems that the list was created by asking people to nominate the greatest American, and the resultant 100 are those who got the most votes.

^ Lots of controversy over a recent Discovery Channel voter list of the 100 Greatest Americans.

.Polls estimating Winfrey's personal popularity have been inconsistent.^ Television's most popular personality (according to a recent Harris Interactive poll) is paying big bucks to try to help a friend.
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.A November 2003 Gallup poll estimated that 73% of American adults had a favorable view of Winfrey.^ In 2005 Winfrey was named the greatest woman in American history as part of a public poll as part of The Greatest American.
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.Another Gallup poll estimated the figure at 74% in January 2007, although it dropped to 66% when Gallup conducted the same poll in October 2007. A December 2007 Fox News poll put the figure at 55%.^ January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 Feeds .
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^ In December 2007, Winfrey joined Obama for a series of rallies in the early primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina.
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^ January 2010 (6) December 2009 (4) November 2009 (16) October 2009 (9) September 2009 (19) August 2009 (5) June 2009 (7) May 2009 (7) April 2009 (15) March 2009 (24) February 2009 (4) January 2009 (28) December 2008 (17) November 2008 (31) October 2008 (8) September 2008 (18) August 2008 (7) July 2008 (7) June 2008 (9) May 2008 (11) April 2008 (58) March 2008 (55) February 2008 (7) November 2007 (1) .
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.According to Gallup’s annual most admired poll, Americans consistently rank Winfrey as one of the most admired women in the world.^ Rankings as world's most influential woman .
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^ In 1993 Winfrey hosted a rare prime-time interview with Michael Jackson which became the fourth most watched event in American television history as well as the most watched interview ever, with an audience of one hundred million.
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^ Nearly every other poll like this recent one by the American Research Group suggests that Huckabee and Romney are statistically tied in Iowa.
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.Her highest rating came in 2007 when she was statistically tied with Hillary Clinton for first place.^ Within months after Winfrey took over, the show went from last place in the ratings to overtaking Donahue as the highest rated talk show in Chicago.
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Media counterculture

.While Phil Donahue has been credited with pioneering the tabloid talk show genre, what has been described as the warmth, intimacy and personal confession[18] Winfrey brought to the format is believed to have both popularized and revolutionized it.^ While Phil Donahue has been credited with pioneering the tabloid talk show genre, what has been described as the warmth, intimacy and personal confession[18] Winfrey brought to the format is believed to have both popularized and revolutionized it.
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^ In the mid-1990s, Winfrey adopted a less tabloid-oriented format, doing shows about heart disease in women, geopolitics with Lisa Ling, spirituality and meditation, and gift-giving and home decorating shows.
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^ There is a delicious symmetry in Clinton's exploring the idea of a daytime syndicated talk show: the man who brought Oprah-style psychobabble and misty confessions to politics taking the next step and actually transmogrifying into Oprah.
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[18][20][21] .In the scholarly text Freaks Talk Back,[22] Yale sociology professor Joshua Gamson credits the tabloid talk show genre with providing much needed high impact media visibility for gays, bisexuals, transsexuals, and transgender people and doing more to make them mainstream and socially acceptable than any other development of the 20th century.^ In the scholarly text Freaks Talk Back, Yale sociology professor Joshua Gamson credits the tabloid talk show genre with providing much needed high impact media visibility for gays, bisexuals, transsexuals, and transgender people and doing more to make them mainstream and socially acceptable than any other development of the 20th century.
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^ Gamson also believes that tabloid talk shows caused gays to be embraced on more traditional forms of media.
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^ In the scholarly text Freaks Talk Back,[20] Yale sociology professor Joshua Gamson credits the tabloid talk show genre with providing much needed high impact media visibility for gays, bisexuals, transsexuals, and transgender people and doing more to make them mainstream and socially acceptable than any other development of the 20th century.
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.In the book's editorial review Michael Bronski wrote "In the recent past, lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgendered people had almost no presence on television.^ In the book's editorial review Michael Bronski wrote "In the recent past, lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgendered people had almost no presence on television.
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^ In 1998, Mark Steyn in the National Review wrote of Winfrey "Today, no truly epochal moment in the history of the Republic occurs unless it is validated by her presence.
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With the invention and propagation of tabloid talk shows such as Jerry Springer, Jenny Jones, Oprah, and Geraldo, people outside the sexual mainstream now appear in living rooms across America almost every day of the week."[110]
.An example of one such show by Winfrey occurred in the 1980s where for the entire hour, members of the studio audience stood up one by one, gave their name and announced that they were gay.^ "We wanted to get the big gift show," said one audience member.
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^ An example of one such show by Winfey occurred in the 1980s where for the entire hour, members of the studio audience stood up one by one, gave their name and announced that they were gay.
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^ During the show each member of the audience received a new G6 sedan; the 276 cars were donated by Pontiac as part of a publicity stunt.
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.Also in the 1980s Winfrey took her show to West Virginia to confront a town gripped by AIDS paranoia because a gay man living in the town had HIV. Winfrey interviewed the man who had become a social outcast, the town's mayor who drained a swimming pool in which the man had gone swimming, and debated with the town's hostile residents.^ Also in the 1980s Winfrey took her show to West Virginia to confront a town gripped by AIDS paranoia because a gay man living in the town had HIV. Winfrey interviewed the man who had become a social outcast, the town's mayor who drained a swimming pool in which the man had gone swimming, and debated with the town's hostile residents.
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^ Winfrey had long been a champion of gay rights, having been a pioneer during the 1980s for addressing issues affecting homosexuals – from the AIDS crisis to teens who struggled with coming out of the closet.
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^ During a show on gay marriage in the 1990s, a woman in Winfrey's audience stood up to complain that gays were constantly flaunting their sex lives and she announced that she was tired of it.
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."But I hear this is a God fearing town," Winfrey scolded the homophobic studio audience; "where's all that Christian love and understanding?"^ "But I hear this is a God fearing town" Winfrey scolded the homophobic studio audience, "where's all that Christian love and understanding?"
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^ "But I hear this is a God fearing town," Winfrey scolded the homophobic studio audience; "where's all that Christian love and understanding?"
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^ The born again christians, claim that loving Jesus will give you physical riches and happiness, all you need to do.
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.During a show on gay marriage in the 1990s, a woman in Winfrey's audience stood up to complain that gays were constantly flaunting their sex lives and she announced that she was tired of it.^ During a show on gay marriage in the 1990s, a woman in Winfrey's audience stood up to complain that gays were constantly flaunting their sex lives and she announced that she was tired of it.
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^ During the show each member of the audience received a new G6 sedan; the 276 cars were donated by Pontiac as part of a publicity stunt.
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^ Oprah Oprah Winfrey Hosts a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Couple The article spotlights an Oprah Winfrey show, the theme of which was--Married Couples and Love Stories.
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."You know what I'm tired of", replied Winfrey, "heterosexual males raping and sodomizing young girls.^ I know if anything can be done to make these producers rethink their show -- I know you can ----SHAME, SHAME those producers ------ what a bad image they have given to young people .
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^ Winfrey funds a school for young girls in South Africa.
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^ Herman Rosenblat Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls Via South Africa The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, what it will do to change the lives of the destitute young African girls in South Africa.
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That's what I'm tired of." Her rebuttal inspired a screaming standing ovation from that show's studio audience.
.Gamson credits the tabloid talk show with making alternative sexual orientations and identities more acceptable in mainstream society.^ Gamson credits the tabloid talk show fad with making alternative sexual orientations and identities more acceptable in mainstream society.
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^ In the scholarly text Freaks Talk Back,[20] Yale sociology professor Joshua Gamson credits the tabloid talk show genre with providing much needed high impact media visibility for gays, bisexuals, transsexuals, and transgender people and doing more to make them mainstream and socially acceptable than any other development of the 20th century.
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^ With the invention and propagation of tabloid talk shows such as Jerry Springer, Jenny Jones, Oprah, and Geraldo, people outside the sexual mainstream now appear in living rooms across America almost every day of the week."
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.Examples include a Time magazine article describing early 21st century gays coming out of the closet younger and younger and gay suicide rates plummeting.^ Examples include a recent Time magazine article describing early 21st century gays coming out of the closet younger and younger and gay suicide rates plummeting.
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^ Winfrey had long been a champion of gay rights, having been a pioneer during the 1980s for addressing issues affecting homosexuals – from the AIDS crisis to teens who struggled with coming out of the closet.
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^ Since 1997, when Winfrey played the therapist on an episode of the sitcom Ellen in which Ellen DeGeneres came out of the closet, Winfrey and King have been the target of persistent rumors that they were gay.
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.Gamson also believes that tabloid talk shows caused gays to be embraced on more traditional forms of media.^ While the media was over hyping that one people where rushing to get a vaccine that actually caused more problems than the damn flu.
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^ Oprah Winfrey, famous talk show host, actress, and media doyen has endorsed Barack Obama for President.
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^ By novicegirl   |  Published 9/18/2007 More topics: Talk Show .
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.Examples include sitcoms like Will & Grace, primetime shows like Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and Oscar nominated feature films like Brokeback Mountain.^ The billionaire talk show host, who scored an Oscar nomination for her role in the acclaimed movie The Color Purple, had all but quit acting after the poor reception of her 1998 film Beloved.
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^ Also on the show, former "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" Carson Carson Kressley is set loose on the streets to give unsuspecting men some unsolicited fashion advice.
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^ As part of a recent "wildest dreams" episode of her show, Winfrey surprised Chicago's Paolo Presta with a walk-on speaking role on NBC sitcom Will & Grace.
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.While having changed with the times from her tabloid talk show roots, Winfrey continues to include gay guests by using her show to promote openly gay personalities such as her hairdresser Andre Walker, makeup artist Reggie Wells, and decorator Nate Berkus, who inspired an outpouring of sympathy from middle America after grieving the loss of his partner in the 2004 tsunami on the Oprah Winfrey Show.^ Winfrey comforts a grieving Nate Berkus.While having changed with the times from her tabloid talk show roots, Winfrey continues to include gay guests by using her show to promote openly gay personalities like her hairdresser, makeup artist, and decorator Nate Berkus who inspired an outpouring of sympathy from middle America after grieving the loss of his partner in the 2004 tsunami on the Oprah Winfrey Show.
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^ He pleaded with Oprah Winfrey to continue her talk show and not to retire.
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^ TrackBacks (0) Tiger Woods with Oprah Winfrey on her talk show in 2001.
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.Winfrey's "therapeutic" hosting style and the tabloid talk show genre has been credited or blamed for leading the media counterculture of the 1980s and 1990s, which some believe broke 20th century taboos, led to America's self-help obsession, and created confession culture.^ Oprah Winfrey is still considered to be the "Queen" of talk show hosts.
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^ Winfrey's "therapeutic" hosting style and the tabloid talk show genre has been credited or blamed for leading the media counterculture of the 1980s and 1990s which some believe broke 20th century taboos, led to America's self-help obsession, and created confession culture.
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^ In her book Coming After Oprah: Cultural Fallout in the Age of the TV talk show, Abt warned that the media revolution that followed Winfrey's success was blurring the lines between "normal" and "deviant" behavior.
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.The Wall Street Journal coined the term "Oprahfication", which means public confession as a form of therapy.^ The Wall Street Journal coined the term "Oprahfication" which means public confession as a form of therapy.
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^ Martha Bayles of The Wall Street Journal wrote, "It's a relief to see a gab-monger with a fond but realistic assessment of her own cultural and religious roots."
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^ The Wall Street Journal!
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.In April 1997, Winfrey played the therapist on the sitcom Ellen to whom the character (and the real-life Ellen DeGeneres) said she was a lesbian.^ In April 1997, Winfrey played the therapist on the sitcom Ellen to whom the character (and the real-life Ellen DeGeneres) said she was a lesbian.
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^ Winfrey was back in the headlines again when she made a guest appearance as a therapist on “Ellen” (ABC, 1994–98), in the famous episode where DeGeneres’ character comes out as a lesbian.
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^ Since 1997, when Winfrey played the therapist on an episode of the sitcom Ellen in which Ellen DeGeneres came out of the closet, Winfrey and King have been the target of persistent rumors that they were gay.
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.In 1998, Mark Steyn in the National Review wrote of Winfrey "Today, no truly epochal moment in the history of the Republic occurs unless it is validated by her presence.^ In 1998, Mark Steyn in the National Review wrote of Winfrey "Today, no truly epochal moment in the history of the Republic occurs unless it is validated by her presence.
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^ He somehow wrote a script, found financing (he had no money), and actors to direct, film, and produce a movie called "Hank Williams First Nation".
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^ In September of 1986, “The Oprah Winfrey Show” was syndicated nationally and quickly became the highest–rated talk show in television history.
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When Ellen said, 'Yep! .I'm gay,' Oprah was by her side, guesting on the sitcom as (what else?^ I'm gay,' Oprah was by her side, guesting on the sitcom as (what else?
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) the star's therapist."

Communication style

By confessing intimate details about her weight problems, tumultuous love life, and sexual abuse, and crying alongside her guests, Time magazine credits Winfrey with creating a new form of media communication known as "rapport talk" as distinguished from the "report talk" of Phil Donahue:
.Winfrey saw television's power to blend public and private; while it links strangers and conveys information over public airwaves, TV is most often viewed in the privacy of our homes.^ Winfrey saw television's power to blend public and private; while it links strangers and conveys information over public airwaves, TV is most often viewed in the privacy of our homes.
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^ Oprah Gail Winfrey (born January 29, 1954), often referred to simply as Oprah, is an American television host, media mogul, and philanthropist.
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^ NEVER. His power is as strong as our believing, that’s why Jesus had very little power in his home town to heal ,because no one believed he could.
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.Like a family member, it sits down to meals with us and talks to us in the lonely afternoons.^ Like a family member, it sits down to meals with us and talks to us in the lonely afternoons.
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.Grasping this paradox, ...She makes people care because she cares.^ Grasping this paradox, ...She makes people care because she cares.
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.That is Winfrey's genius, and will be her legacy, as the changes she has wrought in the talk show continue to permeate our culture and shape our lives.^ Talk shows · Oprah Winfrey .
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^ The Oprah Winfrey Show has remained the number one talk show for 18 consecutive seasons.
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^ Can her show's Fall 2007 season continue the same success or wlll she run out of relevant things to talk about?
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.Observers even noted the "Oprahfication" of politics by noting "Oprah-style debates" and Bill Clinton's empathetic speaking style.^ Observers even noted the "Oprahfication" of politics by noting "Oprah-style debates" and Bill Clinton's empathetic speaking style.
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^ There is a delicious symmetry in Clinton's exploring the idea of a daytime syndicated talk show: the man who brought Oprah-style psychobabble and misty confessions to politics taking the next step and actually transmogrifying into Oprah.
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^ Columnist Maureen Dowd commented on the symbolism of Bill Clinton seeking an "Oprah-style" talk show when he left the presidency: .
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Columnist Maureen Dowd commented on the symbolism of Bill Clinton seeking an "Oprah-style" talk show when he left the presidency:
.There is a delicious symmetry in Clinton's exploring the idea of a daytime syndicated talk show: the man who brought Oprah-style psychobabble and misty confessions to politics taking the next step and actually transmogrifying into Oprah.^ Oprah's talk show .
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^ There's only one Oprah and one Oprah talk show.
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^ Meanwhile the Harpo empire grew with “The Rachael Ray Show” (syndicated, 2006- ), based around the charismatic cooking personality who had been a frequent guest on “Oprah.” The same year, Winfrey became a Broadway producer when she brought a stage version of the film “The Color Purple” to New York.
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Newsweek stated:
.Every time a politician lets his lip quiver or a cable anchor "emotes" on TV, they nod to the cult of confession that Oprah helped create.^ Every time a politician lets his lip quiver or a cable anchor "emotes" on TV, they nod to the cult of confession that Oprah helped create.
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^ November 21st, 2009 7:52 am ET What memory's I have of Oprah when she was an anchor for WJZ TV in Baltimore.
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^ Oprah Winfrey Oprah Winfrey to Launch TV Channel Oprah Winfrey and Discovery have teamed up to create a new television network.
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.Winfrey's intimate confessions about her weight (which peaked at 108 kg (238 lb)) also paved the way for other plus sized women in media such as Roseanne Barr, Rosie O'Donnell and Star Jones.^ Winfrey, 74, father to the billionaire media queen, plans to dish about his daughter in a tell-all book.
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^ Plus Chicago's other 3 big stars, Oprah, Micheal Johnson, and David Robinson, are all African Americans.
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^ She hopes to get her weight down to somewhere in the 150s, where "I'm not just a meal or vacation away from slipping to the other side and having to fight my way back."
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The November 1988 Ms. magazine observed that "in a society where fat is taboo, she made it in a medium that worships thin and celebrates a bland, white-bread prettiness of body and personality...But Winfrey made fat sexy, elegant — damned near gorgeous — with her drop-dead wardrobe, easy body language, and cheerful sensuality."

Oprah's Book Club

.Late in 1996,[114] Winfrey introduced a new segment on her television show: Oprah's Book Club.^ Oprah's back this week with new shows!
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^ If I remember correctly, it is the Oprah Winfrey show!
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^ The tickets for the "Oprah Winfrey" show.
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.The segment focused on new books and classics, and often brought obscure novels to popular attention.^ The segment focused on new books and classics, and often brought obscure novels to popular attention.
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^ Pre-sales have been big -- though while her book is popular, a new poll shows that Palin herself is not .
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^ In late 1996,[94] Winfrey introduced a new segment on her television show: Oprah's Book Club.
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.The book club became such a powerful force that whenever Winfrey introduced a new book as her book-club selection, it instantly became a best-seller (known as the Oprah Effect); for example, when she selected the classic John Steinbeck novel East of Eden, it soared to the top of the book charts.^ That marriage did not happen, and over the years, Graham became less and less visible, with Winfrey often attending events with her best friend – and editor of Winfrey’s O: The Oprah Magazine – Gayle King.
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^ Gender Oprah Winfrey's New YouTube Channel Gets Mixed Reactions from Viewers On November 1, 2007, Oprah Winfrey debuted her own channel on YouTube at youtube.com/user/OPRAH. Featured in her first YouTube channel videos are several regulars who became famous after appearing on YouTube.
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^ Pushed Oprah Winfrey's New YouTube Channel Gets Mixed Reactions from Viewers On November 1, 2007, Oprah Winfrey debuted her own channel on YouTube at youtube.com/user/OPRAH. Featured in her first YouTube channel videos are several regulars who became famous after appearing on YouTube.
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.Being recognized by Winfrey often means a million additional book sales for an author.^ Being recognized by Winfrey often means a million additional book sales for an author.
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^ Beef industry representatives went on the defensive, claiming Winfrey’s remarks were false and her all-powerful opinion was costing them millions of dollars in sales.
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^ Winfrey championed literacy via “Oprah's Book Club,” a once–a–month segment that was an unexpected success, guaranteeing any Winfrey-endorsed title increased sales of up to a million copies.
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.In Reading with Oprah: The book club that changed America, Kathleen Rooney describes Winfrey as "a serious American intellectual who pioneered the use of electronic media, specifically television and the Internet, to take reading — a decidedly non-technological and highly individual act — and highlight its social elements and uses in such a way to motivate millions of erstwhile non-readers to pick up books."^ In Reading with Oprah: The book club that changed America, Kathleen Rooney describes Winfrey as "a serious American intellectual who pioneered the use of electronic media, specifically television and the Internet, to take reading — a decidedly non-technological and highly individual act — and highlight its social elements and uses in such a way to motivate millions of erstwhile non-readers to pick up books."
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^ I can't take anyone seriously who takes Oprah seriously.
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^ Americans who can barely read"?
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.Oprah's Book Club has occasionally chosen books that have proven to be controversial.^ Oprah's Book Club has occasionally chosen books which have proven to be controversial.
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^ Oprah How Oprah Can Help You Write a Book Report "Oprah's Books," a link on Oprah.com, chronicles all of the books in her highly popular book club.
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^ Within its first year, Oprah's Book Club quickly became the largest book club in the world, attracting more than 420,000 members.
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.Most notably, author Jonathan Franzen questioned the Club's selection process and credibility,[116] and there was a live television confrontation over allegations of fabrication regarding James Frey's A Million Little Pieces.^ There needs to be a credible office established that oversees every dollar spent and makes sure that every dollar spent is accountable and properly spent according to a legitimate bid process.
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^ If it wasn't for Oprah, there wouldn't have been a James Frey.
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^ The one Oprah episode I will never forget was one where she went to this town in Georgia where no Blacks were welcome or allowed to live and confronted the people there.
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.In May 2009, Winfrey apologized to Frey for the public confrontation years prior.^ An angered and embarrassed Winfrey brought Frey on to the show where she leveled him with admonishments of betrayal and encouraged him to apologize to the American public for his deception.
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Spiritual icon

.In 2002, Christianity Today published an article called "The Church of O" in which they concluded that Winfrey had emerged as an influential spiritual leader.^ In 2002, Christianity Today published an article called "The Church of O" in which they concluded that Winfrey had emerged as an influential spiritual leader.
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^ The only reason they call themselves a Church is because they want to claim tax-exempt status.
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^ The Church of O. Christianity Today, March 22 2002.
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."Since 1994, when she abandoned traditional talk-show fare for more edifying content, and 1998, when she began 'Change Your Life TV', Oprah's most significant role has become that of spiritual leader.^ Hi Oprah I love your show.
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^ Oprah's talk show .
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^ Talk shows · Oprah Winfrey .
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.To her audience of more than 22 million mostly female viewers, she has become a postmodern priestess—an icon of church-free spirituality."^ To her audience of more than 22 million mostly female viewers, she has become a postmodern priestess—an icon of church-free spirituality."
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^ Newsday's Les Payne observed, "Oprah Winfrey is sharper than Donahue, wittier, more genuine, and far better attuned to her audience, if not the world."
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^ As of September 2006, donations to the Oprah Angel Network Katrina registry total more than $11 million.
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[118] .The sentiment was seconded by Marcia Z. Nelson in her book The Gospel According to Oprah.^ The sentiment was seconded by Marcia Z. Nelson in her book The Gospel According to Oprah.
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[119] .On the season premier of Winfrey's 13th season Roseanne Barr told Winfrey "you're the African Mother Goddess of us all" inspiring much enthusiasm from the studio audience.^ On the season premier of Winfrey's 13th season Roseanne Barr told Winfrey "you're the African Mother Goddess of us all" inspiring much enthusiasm from the studio audience.
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^ Thank you all so much.
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^ Again Thank you so much and God be with u all in your great calling, and great spirits.
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The animated series Futurama alluded to her spiritual influence by suggesting that "Oprahism" is a mainstream religion in 3000 AD.[120]

Fan base

.Winfrey's reach extends far beyond the shores of the U.S.; her show airs in 140 countries around the world.^ Winfrey's reach extends far beyond the shores of the U.S., where 49 million U.S. viewers see her talk show weekly.
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^ The show airs in 117 countries around the world “from Australia to Zimbabwe.”[89] .
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^ Newsday's Les Payne observed, "Oprah Winfrey is sharper than Donahue, wittier, more genuine, and far better attuned to her audience, if not the world."
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[121] .In the U.S. alone her show is viewed by an estimated 30 million people a week[122][123] though her U.S. audience has fallen by half over the past 10 years.^ THe only people who have suffered over the past 7 year are the people that don't have any common sence...
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^ I wish people from rural areas of Uganda affected by war had the chance to talk to you via your shows and share their views.
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^ If he continues with the same behavior he has shown in the past year or so, I fear he will start actively injuring people and himself.
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.In 1998, her show had an estimated 14 million daily viewers,[124] in 2005, her show averaged nearly an estimated 9 million American viewers per day, and by 2008 it was averaging an estimated 7.3 million viewers, though it remained the highest rated talk show.^ Her touchy-feely style sucks in audiences at the rate of 14 million viewers per day.
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^ Oprah Winfrey Show New Year's Resolution Suggestions for Oprah Winfrey Oprah has indeed built an empire from her day time talk show to her TV Network Oxygen to her magazine O. It seems as though Oprah has it all.
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^ September 6th, 2008 8:14 pm ET If she was ready at day one....
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[125] .According to the Harris poll, Winfrey was America's favorite television personality in 1998, 2000, 2002–2006, and 2009. Winfrey was especially popular among women, Democrats, political moderates, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Southern Americans and East Coast Americans.^ Stop sitting on your butts eating Giordano's while being brainwashed by East Coast-centric American media and go enjoy what the city has to offer.
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^ According to a story on the Drudge Report and on Hot Air, it seems that the popular television personality will not have the Vice Presidential candidate on her afternoon show.
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^ November 21st, 2009 6:21 pm ET Oprah's personal story is the story of America.
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[126]
.Outside the U.S., Winfrey has become increasingly popular in the Arab world.^ Winfrey first began to dream big when she learned to read at age three, discovering a whole world outside the farm.
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.The Wall Street Journal reported that MBC 4, an Arab satellite channel, centered its entire programming around reruns of her show because it was drawing record numbers of female viewers in Saudi Arabia.^ The Wall Street Journal reported that MBC 4, an Arab satellite channel, centered its entire programming around reruns of her show because it was drawing record numbers of female viewers in Saudi Arabia.
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^ Martha Bayles of The Wall Street Journal wrote, "It's a relief to see a gab-monger with a fond but realistic assessment of her own cultural and religious roots."
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^ The Wall Street Journal coined the term "Oprahfication" which means public confession as a form of therapy.
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[127] .The New York Times reported that "The Oprah Winfrey Show," with Arabic subtitles, is now broadcast twice each weekday on MBC 4.^ Oprah's back this week with new shows!
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^ New York Times, 4 March 1986, p.
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^ The Oprah Winfrey Show and the promotion of pseudoscience .
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.Winfrey's modest dress, combined with her triumph over adversity and abuse has caused some women in Saudi Arabia to idealize her.^ Winfrey responded by saying that she's opposed to rap lyrics that "marginalize women", but enjoys some artists, including Kanye West, who appeared on her show.
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[128]

Philanthropy

.In 1998, Winfrey began Oprah's Angel Network, a charity aimed at encouraging people around the world to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged others.^ In 1998, Winfrey began Oprah's Angel Network, a charity aimed at encouraging people around the world to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged others.
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^ Accordingly, Oprah's Angel Network supports charitable projects and provides grants to nonprofit organizations around the world that share this vision.
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^ Winfrey first began to dream big when she learned to read at age three, discovering a whole world outside the farm.
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.Accordingly, Oprah's Angel Network supports charitable projects and provides grants to nonprofit organizations around the world that share this vision.^ Accordingly, Oprah's Angel Network supports charitable projects and provides grants to nonprofit organizations around the world that share this vision.
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^ As of September 2006, donations to the Oprah Angel Network Katrina registry total more than $11 million.
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^ In 1998, Winfrey began Oprah's Angel Network, a charity aimed at encouraging people around the world to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged others.
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.To date, Oprah's Angel Network has raised more than $51,000,000 ($1 million of which was donated by Jon Bon Jovi).^ As of September 2006, donations to the Oprah Angel Network Katrina registry total more than $11 million.
  • Oprah Winfrey - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ To date, Oprah's Angel Network has raised more than $51,000,000 ($1 million of which was donated by Jon Bon Jovi).
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^ Accordingly, Oprah's Angel Network supports charitable projects and provides grants to nonprofit organizations around the world that share this vision.
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.Winfrey personally covers all administrative costs associated with the charity, so 100% of all funds raised go to charity programs.^ Winfrey personally covers all administrative costs associated with the charity, so 100% of all funds raised go to charity programs.
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^ Beef industry representatives went on the defensive, claiming Winfrey’s remarks were false and her all-powerful opinion was costing them millions of dollars in sales.
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^ October 1, 2009 9:36 AM If Chicago gets the games, maybe Oprah will personally cover the cost overruns.
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[129]
.Although Winfrey's show is known for raising money through her public charity and the cars and gifts she gives away on TV are often donated by corporations in exchange for publicity, behind the scenes Winfrey personally donates more of her own money to charity than any other show-business celebrity in America.^ Although Winfrey's show is known for raising money through her public charity and the cars and gifts she gives away on TV are often donated by corporations in exchange for publicity, behind the scenes Winfrey personally donates more of her own money to charity than any other show-business celebrity in America.
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^ She's good at giving away other people's money (namely corporations) other than her own.
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^ In the mid-1990s, Winfrey adopted a less tabloid-oriented format, doing shows about heart disease in women, geopolitics with Lisa Ling, spirituality and meditation, and gift-giving and home decorating shows.
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.In 2005 she became the first black person listed by Business Week as one of America's top 50 most generous philanthropists, having given an estimated $303 million.^ In 2005 she became the first black person listed by Business Week as one of America's top 50 most generous philanthropists, having given an estimated $303 million.
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^ Birthplace: Kosciusko, Mississippi, USA Birthday: January 29, 1954 A one-woman multi-media empire simultaneously embraced as a relatable “friend” figure by millions of loyal fans, Oprah Winfrey’s business acumen and personal accessibility made her one of the most powerful and beloved figures in America.
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^ In perhaps her show’s most iconic moment seen ‘round the world, the usually composed A-list actor Tom Cruise professed his love for girlfriend Katie Holmes by hopping on and off the sofa in what became one of the most viral and heavily mocked show business incidents of the year.
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[130] Winfrey was the 32nd most philanthropic. She has also been repeatedly ranked as the most philanthropic celebrity[131]
.In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Oprah asked her viewers to open their hearts—and they did.^ In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Oprah asked her viewers to open their hearts—and they did.
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^ And now that they are asking to do it, the men better let them,” Oprah said, reciting Truth’s words.
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^ I asked him where did they send the product to and he tells me "Tonya Mckinney Detroit Mi"!
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.As of September 2006, donations to the Oprah Angel Network Katrina registry total more than $11 million.^ As of September 2006, donations to the Oprah Angel Network Katrina registry total more than $11 million.
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^ To date, Oprah's Angel Network has raised more than $51,000,000 ($1 million of which was donated by Jon Bon Jovi).
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^ Accordingly, Oprah's Angel Network supports charitable projects and provides grants to nonprofit organizations around the world that share this vision.
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.Homes have been built in four states—Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama—before the one year anniversary of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.^ Most of these soldiers are from out-of-state which means their next of kin/family members have to leave their lives behind in their home state to be with their loved one who was injured.
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^ My mom has four children, One of us went to the Navy (24 years) ago and he came back to paranoid schizophrenic.
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[132] .Winfrey also matched her viewers' donations by personally giving $10 million to the cause.^ Winfrey also matched her viewers' donations by personally giving $10 million to the cause.
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^ Winfrey's reach extends far beyond the shores of the U.S., where 49 million U.S. viewers see her talk show weekly.
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^ Winfrey outdid her generous track record when she kicked off her 2004 season by giving each audience member a new car donated by Pontiac.
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[133]
.Winfrey has also helped 250 African-American men continue or complete their education at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.^ Winfrey has also put 250 African-American men through college[106] .
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^ Winfrey had her DNA tested for the 2006 PBS program African American Lives.
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^ With a 2000 net-worth of $800 million, Winfrey is believed to have been the richest African American of the 20th century.
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[134]
.Winfrey was the recipient of the first Bob Hope Humanitarian Award at the 2002 Emmy Awards for services to television and film.^ Winfrey was the recipient of the first Bob Hope Humanitarian Award at the 2002 Emmy Awards for services to television and film.
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^ With Winfrey’s O: The Oprah Magazine , her television and film production studios, her multiple Emmys and NAACP Image Awards, she expanded commonly held notions of how far both women and African-Americans could go in the entertainment arena, and was deemed one of the most influential women in the world.
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^ When our first lady spoke last night, I felt even more hopeful than I have been,'' Winfrey said.
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To celebrate two decades on national TV, and to thank her employees for their hard work, Winfrey took her staff and their families (1065 people in total) on vacation to Hawaii in the summer of 2006.[135]

South Africa

.In 2004, Winfrey and her team filmed an episode of her show, Oprah's Christmas Kindness , in which Winfrey, her best friend Gayle King, her partner Stedman Graham, and some crew members travelled to South Africa to bring attention to the plight of young children affected by poverty and AIDS.^ The Oprah Winfrey Show: Oprah and Gayle's cross-country journey" (2006).
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^ And Gayle, described by Oprah as her best friend, has joined the audience.
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^ Winfrey and her partner Stedman Graham have been together since 1986.
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.During the 21-day whirlwind trip, Winfrey and her crew visited schools and orphanages in poverty-stricken areas, and at different set-up points in the areas distributed Christmas presents to 50,000 children,[136] with dolls for the girls and soccer balls for the boys.^ In 2004, Winfrey and her team filmed an episode of her show entitled Oprah's Christmas Kindness, in which Winfrey, her best friend Gayle King, her partner Stedman Graham, and some crew members travelled to South Africa to bring attention to the plight of young children affected by poverty and AIDS. During the 21-day whirlwind trip, Winfrey and her crew visited schools and orphanages in poverty-stricken areas, and at different set-up points in the areas distributed Christmas presents to 50,000 children,[108] with dolls for the girls and soccer balls for the boys.
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^ Olson – The Truth About Oprah Winfrey – The Secret – and Poverty -A great post that breaks down the difference between focusing on the positive vs. .
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^ When he laughs during an interview his face scrunches up to the point where he looks like a rat and he begins cackling like a hyena.
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.In addition, each child was given a backpack full of school supplies and received two sets of school uniforms for their gender, in addition to two sets of socks, two sets of underwear, and a pair of shoes.^ In addition, each child was given a backpack full of school supplies and received two sets of school uniforms for their gender, in addition to two sets of socks, two sets of underwear, and a pair of shoes.
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.Throughout the show, Winfrey appealed to viewers to donate money to Oprah's Angel Network for poor and AIDS-affected children in Africa, and pledged that she personally would oversee where that money was spent.^ The Oprah Winfrey Show and the promotion of pseudoscience .
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^ Throughout the show, Winfrey appealed to viewers to donate money to Oprah's Angel Network for poor and AIDS-affected children in Africa, and pledged that she personally would oversee where that money was spent.
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^ Accordingly, Oprah's Angel Network supports charitable projects and provides grants to nonprofit organizations around the world that share this vision.
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From that show alone, viewers around the world donated over $7,000,000.
.Winfrey invested $40 million and some of her time establishing the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls near Johannesburg, South Africa.^ Herman Rosenblat Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls Via South Africa The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, what it will do to change the lives of the destitute young African girls in South Africa.
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^ In early 2007, Winfrey was criticized for building a $40 million school complex for girls in South Africa.
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^ Winfrey invested $40 million and much of her time establishing the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls near Johannesburg in South Africa.
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.The school opened in January 2007. Nelson Mandela praised Winfrey for overcoming her own disadvantaged youth to become a benefactor for others and for investing in the future of South Africa.^ Nelson Mandela praised Winfrey for overcoming her own disadvantaged youth to become a benefactor for others and for investing in the future of South Africa.
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^ The school opened in January, 2007.
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^ World–renowned leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela praised Winfrey for rising above the difficulties of her youth and investing in the future of others, while there was expected criticism over the school’s “luxury” amenities.
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[137] .Others, including Allison Samuels of Newsweek, remarked on the "extravagance" of the school and questioned whether the $40 million might have been spent to benefit a far greater number of students, had the money been spent with less emphasis on luxurious surroundings and more emphasis on practicality.^ Oprah has done more for other people then we can even name……I believe she has shown many people, myself included, how to be grateful..
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^ Or, does you pococurante attitude leave you in such a confused and dismal frame of mind that you are more concerned where Tom Cruise went to school, or whether or not, if he's a doctor?
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^ The truth of reality follows that folks are deprived from work, access to education, and other resources because of a number of factors including their race, their background, circumstances, and so on.
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[138]

Political advocacy

Winfrey joins Barack and Michelle Obama on the campaign trail (December 10, 2007)
.Winfrey has exerted political influence, endorsing presidential candidate Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election.^ Winfrey has recently exerted political influence, endorsing presidential candidate Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election.
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^ The Columbia, South Carolina event on December 9, 2007 drew a crowd of nearly 30,000, the largest for any political event of the 2008 presidential election season thus far.
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^ Winfrey, often referred to in the media as the “most powerful woman” in America; even the world, had never made any official political endorsements in her high profile career until 2007, when she expressed her support for presidential candidate Barack Obama.
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.This is the first time she has publicly made such an endorsement.^ This is the first time she has publically made such an endorsement.
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Winfrey held a fundraiser for Obama on September 8, 2007, at her Santa Barbara estate.[139] .In December 2007, Winfrey joined Obama for a series of rallies in the early primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina.^ In December 2007, Winfrey joined Obama for a series of rallies in the early primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina.
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^ The Columbia, South Carolina event on December 9, 2007 drew a crowd of nearly 30,000, the largest for any political event of the 2008 presidential election season thus far.
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^ On September 10, 2007, David Letterman made his first appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show", as its season premiere was filmed in New York City.
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[140] .The Columbia, South Carolina event on December 9, 2007, drew a crowd of nearly 30,000, the largest for any political event of 2007.[141] An analysis by two economists at the University of Maryland, College Park estimated that Winfrey's endorsement was responsible for between 423,123 and 1,596,995 votes for Obama in the Democratic primary alone, based on a sample of states that did not include Texas, Michigan, North Dakota, Kansas, or Alaska.^ The Columbia, South Carolina event on December 9, 2007 drew a crowd of nearly 30,000, the largest for any political event of the 2008 presidential election season thus far.
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^ In December 2007, Winfrey joined Obama for a series of rallies in the early primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina.
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^ Justin Gaston Why Oprah Doesn't Sway My Vote Celebrity endorsements, including that of Oprah Winfrey whom I admire, cannot sway my vote.
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.The results suggest that in the sampled states, Oprah’s endorsement was responsible for the difference in the popular vote between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.^ Justin Gaston Why Oprah Doesn't Sway My Vote Celebrity endorsements, including that of Oprah Winfrey whom I admire, cannot sway my vote.
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^ Olson – The Truth About Oprah Winfrey – The Secret – and Poverty -A great post that breaks down the difference between focusing on the positive vs. .
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^ Chris on 01 Jun 2009 at 8:06 pm One big difference between the MDs here, and Oprah: .
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[142]

Senate seat consideration

.The governor of Illinois reported being so impressed by Winfrey's influence on the election of Barack Obama that he considered offering Winfrey Obama's vacant senate seat.^ Winfrey has recently exerted political influence, endorsing presidential candidate Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election.
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^ Oprah Winfrey, famous talk show host, actress, and media doyen has endorsed Barack Obama for President.
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^ Barack Obama is a man running in an election-he is not, nor will ever be a messiah.
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Governor Blagojevich summarized his reasons for considering Winfrey on various talk shows:
.To begin with, she was perhaps the most instrumental person in electing Barack Obama president.^ Thanks to Michael Jordan and Barack Obama Chicago is known to people in the deepest jungles of the most backassward regions of the world.
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^ Oprah Winfrey, famous talk show host, actress, and media doyen has endorsed Barack Obama for President.
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.She is a larger-than-life figure in America and around the world.^ I left the church that day amazed by what I had heard - and by Winfrey who, even then, seemed larger than life.
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^ It just shows, she's bigger than life and has been a role model for millions and millions in America and worldwide ....
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^ Hi Robin, I love her show, her energy, her honesty, her generosity, her grand spirit, and as she says, she figured early in life that "her contribution to the world is a lot more than can be implemented in church on Sundays".
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.She has a huge bully pulpit and tremendous support across America…She has a voice larger than all 100 senators combined.^ It's the responsibility of the Joshua generation to make sure that we have a government that is as responsive as the need that exists all across America.
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.And if she was a U.S. Senator, she would be a voice for the Obama program, which she supports, and she would be in a position to be able to use an unbelievable bully pulpit to be able to get it done.^ "We find it to be an abuse of her power -gained on the backs of our patronage of her advertising empire – to use her program to so blatantly support Obama in the face of this historic moment.
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^ I am grateful to The Tribune, Oprah, President Obama and the gorgeous Michelle Obama and Senator Durbin for supporting this great city.
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^ Gee wonder why Opera would be so supportive of Obama?
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She obviously can't be bought. .And she's actually a very, obviously, in my judgment, a very impressive and a very nice person.^ My name is Tari from Indonesia, You are nice person, help alot of people.
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^ A year a go I lose an very amazing person from my life.
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^ My problem with his behavior on Oprah is not the actual behavior itself, but the fact that he is "selling" bits of his personal life to promote his new movie.
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[143].On the other hand, how likely is it she'd give up what she's doing for that?^ I feel like giving up.
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^ My wife, on the other hand, grew up very, very poor in a rural part of California.
  • The Truth About Oprah Winfrey – The Secret – and Poverty | Steve-olson.com 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC steve-olson.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Sorry but the money she gives away doesn't make a dent in what she has and how much more she could be doing.
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.I mean, being a senator's a big deal, but it ain't Oprah.^ Ray on October 1, 2009 11:50 AM Which political criminals are being paid off by the big "O's" Obama and Oprah...by bringing the Olympics to Chicago?
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[144]
.Winfrey responded to the disclosure with amusement, noting that although she was absolutely not interested, she did feel she could be a senator.^ That Oprah Winfrey chose a career in media did not surprise her grandmother, who once said that ever since Winfrey could talk, she was on stage.
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[145]
Political analyst Chris Mathews praised the idea of making Winfrey a senator suggesting that in one move it would diversify the senate and raise its collective IQ. Elaborating further he said:
.Anybody who doesn‘t think Winfrey would be a great senator from Illinois or anywhere is crazy.^ In Winfrey's telling, the protagonist — an old woman who had survived slavery and the Civil War — would ask every child, "Are you the one?
  • Ben Smith's Blog: 'The One': Blame Oprah? - Politico.com 17 January 2010 15:015 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ I just think if Chicago didn't, somehow, get the Olympics Tokyo or Madrid would make a much great host city than Rio.
  • Copenhagen countdown: The latest from the IOC meeting - Chicago Breaking News 17 January 2010 15:015 UTC www.chicagobreakingnews.com [Source type: General]

^ Why would she put someone who doesn't agree with her politics on her show?
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She gets along with everybody. She brings people together. She finds common ground. .She‘s way past race politics 20 years ago.^ Oh and also, breaking news.....The Dems nominated a women 20 years ago!
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^ November 21st, 2009 10:20 am ET My memories of Mrs. Puff (spongebobs teacher) were over many years ago.
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^ She informed me in a very mean way that my child was diagnosed years ago and yet “nothing had been done.” for him.
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She‘s so far ahead of most people in human relations. .And she listens … I think she is up there with Will Rogers and Bob Hope and some of our great public personalities of the last century.^ As a woman, she has wielded an unprecedented amount of influence over the American culture and psyche,…There has been no other person in the 20th century whose convictions and values have impacted the American public in such a significant way.
  • Oprah Winfrey - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ We should be shown all of what's out there and from that make up our minds.
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^ However, there was something I wonted to tell you in person but I don't know how.Hope one day I will.
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Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun Times agreed with Mathews, claiming Winfrey would be “terrific” and an “enormously popular pick.”[146]

Animal rights activism

.Winfrey was named as the '2008 Person of the Year' by animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).^ As a culture we choose to honor the same group of actors from yester year when their are plenty of young people out there making a difference in today's society.
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^ My name is Tari from Indonesia, You are nice person, help alot of people.
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^ Meanwhile, Winfrey expanded on her personal mission to inspire self-improvement and showcase success stories of people rising above adversity, with the creation of Harpo Films.
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According to PETA, Winfrey uses her fame and listening audience to help the less fortunate, including animals. .PETA praised Winfrey for using her talk show to uncover horrific cases of cruelty to animals in puppy mills and on factory farms, and Winfrey even used the show to highlight the cruelty-free vegan diet that she tried.^ The talk show host denied accusations Friday, that she was even considering the vice presidential nominee as a guest.
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^ Oprah Winfrey has been the host of the highest rated syndicated talk show in television history , her self-named The Oprah Winfrey Show .
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^ Winfrey's reach extends far beyond the shores of the U.S., where 49 million U.S. viewers see her talk show weekly.
  • Oprah Winfrey - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

[147] Winfrey also refuses to wear fur or feature it in her magazine.[148]

Inspiring prosocial behavior

.Since the mid 1990s, Winfrey’s show has emphazied uplifting and inspirational topics and themes.^ The Oprah Winfrey Show Theme Song Performer ( Run On (from 1998-99 season)) .
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^ The Oprah Winfrey Show Theme Song Performer ("Run On" (from 1998-99 season)) .
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.A scientific study by psychological scientists at the University of Cambridge, University of Plymouth, and University of California discovered that simply watching an uplifting clip on the Oprah Winfrey show caused subjects in their experiment to become twice as helpful as subjects assigned to watch a British commedy or nature documentary.^ If I remember correctly, it is the Oprah Winfrey show!
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^ To celebrate her status as a historical figure, Professor Juliet E.K. Walker of the University of Illinois created the course "History 298: Oprah Winfrey, the Tycoon."
  • Oprah Winfrey - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Announced plans to end her highly-rated "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in 2011 after 25 years .
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The authors of the study concluded that "by eliciting elevation, even brief exposure to other individuals’ prosocial behavior motivates altruism, thus potentially providing an avenue for increasing the general level of prosociality in society."[149][150]

Criticisms and controversies

20th century

.Although Winfrey has continually changed the focus of her show since the mid-1990s, her success has been seen as popularizing of the "tabloid talk show" genre, and turning it into a thriving industry that has included Ricki Lake, The Jenny Jones Show, and The Jerry Springer Show.^ Stedman Graham Together since 1986 Roger Ebert Briefly dated; Winfrey credits him with advising her to take her show into syndication Back to Overview TV Listings .
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^ Oprah Winfrey has been the host of the highest rated syndicated talk show in television history , her self-named The Oprah Winfrey Show .
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^ On Monday, the talk show host plans to feature those who have lost loved ones in distracted-driving accidents on an episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show."
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.Sociologist Vicki Abt criticized tabloid talk shows for redefining social norms.^ Sociologist Vicki Abt criticized tabloid talk shows for redefining social norms.
  • Oprah Winfrey - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Gamson also believes that tabloid talk shows caused gays to be embraced on more traditional forms of media.
  • Oprah Winfrey - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Gamson credits the tabloid talk show fad with making alternative sexual orientations and identities more acceptable in mainstream society.
  • Oprah Winfrey - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

.In her book Coming After Oprah: Cultural Fallout in the Age of the TV talk show, Abt warned that the media revolution that followed Winfrey's success was blurring the lines between "normal" and "deviant" behavior.^ In her book Coming After Oprah: Cultural Fallout in the Age of the TV talk show, Abt warned that the media revolution that followed Winfrey's success was blurring the lines between "normal" and "deviant" behavior.
  • Oprah Winfrey - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ TrackBacks (0) Tiger Woods with Oprah Winfrey on her talk show in 2001.
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^ Oprah's talk show .
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Early 2000s

.Leading up to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, Winfrey's show received criticism for allegedly having an anti-war bias.^ The timing of the move coincides with what was shaping up to be a tough renewal of syndication for "The Oprah Winfrey Show."
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Ben Shapiro of Townhall.com wrote:
.Oprah Winfrey is the most powerful woman in America.^ Oprah 'most powerful celebrity' .
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^ I think Oprah Winfrey is the most powerful woman in the world, not just in America.
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^ Oprah Winfrey is the most powerful woman in America.
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.She decides what makes the New York Times best-seller lists.^ The New York Times, however, reports that when Oprah informed her staff of the decision she said "she will not transfer the show to cable.
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^ The New York Times posted stills from the Cruise video and credited them to tvgasm.
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^ The New York Times sees trouble on network TV: The list of repercussions of her decision is long.
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.Her touchy-feely style sucks in audiences at the rate of 14 million viewers per day.^ Her touchy-feely style sucks in audiences at the rate of 14 million viewers per day.
  • Oprah Winfrey - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ To her audience of more than 22 million mostly female viewers, she has become a postmodern priestess—an icon of church-free spirituality."
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.But Oprah is far more than a cultural force — she's a dangerous political force as well, a woman with unpredictable and mercurial attitudes toward the major issues of the day.^ But Oprah is far more than a cultural force — she's a dangerous political force as well, a woman with unpredictable and mercurial attitudes toward the major issues of the day.
  • Oprah Winfrey - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Newsday's Les Payne observed, "Oprah Winfrey is sharper than Donahue, wittier, more genuine, and far better attuned to her audience, if not the world."
  • Oprah Winfrey - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ If the Oprah Effect makes OWN more valuable than Discovery Health has been -- and it's hard to imagine that won't happen -- then Discovery can make providers pay more to include it in their lineups.
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In 2006, Winfrey recalled such controversies:
.I once did a show titled Is War the Only Answer? In the history of my career, I've never received more hate mail-like 'Go back to Africa' hate mail.^ In the history of my career, I've never received more hate mail-like 'Go back to Africa' hate mail.
  • Oprah Winfrey - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ I once did a show titled Is War the Only Answer?
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^ There are plenty of delightful dogs and cats that are just as nice as the purebreds in my shelter with fantastic personalities.My sweet pooch is a mixed fellow.Dog shows can also be rather sad, I hate seeing the dogs treated like ornaments!
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.I was accused of being un-American for even raising the question.^ I was accused of being un-American for even raising the question.
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[154]
.However, liberal filmmaker Michael Moore came to Winfrey’s defense, praising her for showing antiwar footage no other media would show[155] and begging her to run for president.^ And if someone on the republican side wants to go on her show, then why not have the REPUBLICAN WHO'S RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT, JOHN MCCAIN, i think?!
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^ Imagine the face we are showing the world that this city's delegation is a mix of white men, black women and a black president - what other city on Earth is this well representative of the mix of peoples?
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^ After he announced he was running for President she HAS NOT INTERVIEWED him and said she wouldn't use her show for a platform for any of the candidates.
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[156] .A February 2003 series Winfrey did, in which she showed clips from people all over the world asking America not to go to war, was interrupted in several east coast markets by network broadcasts of a press conference in which President George W. Bush, joined by Colin Powell, summarized the case for war.^ A February 2003 series Winfrey did, in which she showed clips from people all over the world asking America not to go to war, was interrupted in several east coast markets by network broadcasts of a press conference in which President George W. Bush, joined by Colin Powell, summarized the case for war.
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^ It's not the end of the world people and the show is not ending tomorrow.
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^ Actually Oprah should ask Sarah on the show to allow all those "hockey moms" out there to see that Sarah is a big blow hard!
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2005

.In June 2005, Winfrey was denied access to the Hermès company's flagship store in Paris, France.^ In June 2005, Winfrey was denied access to the Hermès company's flagship store in Paris, France.
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^ But despite Winfrey’s international acclaim, she was unrecognized during a 2005 trip to Paris when the billionaire was denied entry to the flagship store of designer Hermès.
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^ In September 2005, Hermès USA CEO Robert Chavez was a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show and apologized for a rude employee.
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.Winfrey arrived fifteen minutes after the store's formal closing time.^ Winfrey was not shy about sharing her story about arriving 15 minutes past closing to find the store still doing business, but management unwilling to unlock the door for another shopper, in an incident that was flagged for its stinging overtones of racial profiling.
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^ Winfrey arrived fifteen minutes after the store's formal closing time, though the store was still very active and high end stores routinely extend hours for VIP customers.
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^ I know the difference between a store that is closed and a store that is closed to me,” explained Winfrey.
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.Winfrey believed she would have been allowed in the store if she were a white celebrity.^ Winfrey believed she would have been allowed in the store if she were a white celebrity.
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."I know the difference between a store that is closed and a store that is closed to me," explained Winfrey.^ Olson – The Truth About Oprah Winfrey – The Secret – and Poverty -A great post that breaks down the difference between focusing on the positive vs. .
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.In September 2005, Hermès USA CEO Robert Chavez was a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show and apologized for a rude employee.^ I feel privileged to have been a guest on Oprah's show.
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^ If I remember correctly, it is the Oprah Winfrey show!
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^ The Oprah Winfrey Show and the promotion of pseudoscience .
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.On December 1, 2005, Winfrey appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman to promote the new Broadway musical The Color Purple,[159] of which she was a producer, joining the host for the first time in 16 years.^ References ^ The Late Show with David Letterman, 2008-04-03.
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^ Or will she be on screen, hosting a show or appearing on others' shows?
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^ Meanwhile the Harpo empire grew with “The Rachael Ray Show” (syndicated, 2006- ), based around the charismatic cooking personality who had been a frequent guest on “Oprah.” The same year, Winfrey became a Broadway producer when she brought a stage version of the film “The Color Purple” to New York.
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.The episode was hailed by some as the "television event of the decade" and helped Letterman attract his largest audience in more than 11 years: 13.45 million viewers.^ The episode was hailed by some as the “television event of the decade” and helped Letterman attract his largest audience in more than 11 years: 13.45 million viewers.
  • Oprah Winfrey - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Newsday's Les Payne observed, "Oprah Winfrey is sharper than Donahue, wittier, more genuine, and far better attuned to her audience, if not the world."
  • Oprah Winfrey - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ She could live in one 5 million dollar home and save so many more children from poverty and abuse with the other 45 million – and she has hundreds of millions if not billions.
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[160] Although a much-rumored feud was said to have been the cause of the rift, both Winfrey and Letterman balked at such talk. ."I want you to know, it's really over, whatever you thought was happening," said Winfrey.^ You want to know what "scary really is?"
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^ I want you to know, it's really over, whatever you thought was happening,” said Winfrey.
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^ If you really do work at your local SPCA you should know better than anyone that NOONE should every buy a dog or cat.
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.On September 10, 2007, David Letterman made his first appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show", as its season premiere was filmed in New York City.^ On September 10, 2007, David Letterman made his first appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show", as its season premiere was filmed in New York City.
  • Oprah Winfrey - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ If I remember correctly, it is the Oprah Winfrey show!
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^ The Oprah Winfrey Show and the promotion of pseudoscience .
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2006

.In 2006, rappers Ludacris, 50 Cent and Ice Cube criticized Winfrey for what they perceived as an anti-hip hop bias.^ In 2006, rappers Ludacris, 50 Cent and Ice Cube criticized Winfrey for what they perceived as an anti-hip hop bias.
  • Oprah Winfrey - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ The Oprah Winfrey Show” endured further controversy that year at the hands of several members of the hip-hop industry, including Ludacris, 50 Cent and Ice Cube, who accused Winfrey of an anti hip–hop bias after Ludacris’ air time promoting the movie “Crash” (2004) was edited because the host was not a fan of his misogynistic lyrics.
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^ Lil Jon- get low music movie, Ludacris, Ice Cube , Flo Rida feat.
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.In an interview with GQ magazine, Ludacris said that Winfrey gave him a "hard time" about his lyrics, and edited comments he made during an appearance on her show with the cast of the film Crash.^ In an interview with GQ magazine, Ludacris said that Winfrey gave him a "hard time" about his lyrics, and edited comments he made during an appearance on her show with the cast of the film Crash.
  • Oprah Winfrey - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ During a show about mad cow disease with Howard Lyman (aired on April 16, 1996), Winfrey exclaimed, "It has just stopped me cold from eating another burger!"
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^ Time magazine wrote, "Few people would have bet on Oprah Winfrey's swift rise to host of the most popular talk show on TV. In a field dominated by white males, she is a black female of ample bulk.
  • Oprah Winfrey - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

.He also claimed that he wasn't initially invited on the show with the rest of the cast.^ He also claimed that he wasn't initially invited on the show with the rest of the cast.
  • Oprah Winfrey - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

.Winfrey responded by saying that she's opposed to rap lyrics that "marginalize women", but enjoys some artists, including Kanye West, who appeared on her show.^ Winfrey can choose who she wants on her show.
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^ Winfrey responded that she was opposed to rap that marginalized women but enjoyed hip–hop as an art form.
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^ Winfrey responded by saying that she's opposed to rap lyrics that "marginalize women", but enjoys some artists, including Kanye West, who appeared on her show.
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She said she spoke with Ludacris backstage after his appearance to explain her position, and said she understood that his music was for entertainment purposes, but that some of his listeners might take it literally.[162]
.Winfrey has also been criticized for not being "tough" enough in questioning celebrity or politician guests on her show that she appears to like.^ Winfrey has also been criticized for not being "tough" enough in questioning celebrity or politician guests on her show that she appears to like.
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^ Recently, Winfrey has been accused by magician and skeptic James Randi of being deliberately deceptive and uncritical in how she handles paranormal claims on her show.
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^ Winfrey responded by saying that she's opposed to rap lyrics that "marginalize women", but enjoys some artists, including Kanye West, who appeared on her show.
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[163] .Lisa de Moraes, a media columnist for The Washington Post, stated, "Oprah doesn't do follow-up questions unless you're an author who's embarrassed her by fabricating portions of a supposed memoir she's plugged for her book club."^ Lisa de Moraes, a media columnist for The Washington Post, stated, "Oprah doesn't do follow-up questions unless you're an author who's embarrassed her by fabricating portions of a supposed memoir she's plugged for her book club."
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^ Grow up then admit who you are.
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^ It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from.
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[164]

2007

.Early in 2007, Winfrey funded a $40 million school complex for girls, the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, in South Africa.^ Winfrey believes that the reason she never had children was because her students at South Africa’s Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls were meant to be her daughters: .
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^ Winfrey invested $40 million and much of her time establishing the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls near Johannesburg in South Africa.
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^ Did you see what she’s doing in South Africa with that girls school?
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.The school will have an initial enrollment of 152 but will gradually accommodate 450,[165] and features such amenities as a beauty salon and yoga studio.^ The school will have an initial enrollment of 152 but will gradually accommodate 450,[126] and features such amenities as a beauty salon and yoga studio.
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[166] .Criticism arose that the money would be better utilized to educate a larger number of children in either North America or South Africa; however, Winfrey insists that beautiful surroundings will inspire greatness in the future leaders of Africa.^ For Winfrey’s next television production, she starred in “There Are No Children Here” (ABC, 1993) as a Chicago housing project resident determined for her children to receive an education and a chance at a better life.
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^ World–renowned leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela praised Winfrey for rising above the difficulties of her youth and investing in the future of others, while there was expected criticism over the school’s “luxury” amenities.
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^ Invested $40 million and much of her time establishing the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls near Johannesburg in South Africa (opened in January) .
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[167]
.Recently, Winfrey has been accused by magician and skeptic James Randi of being deliberately deceptive and uncritical in how she handles paranormal claims on her show.^ Recently, Winfrey has been accused by magician and skeptic James Randi of being deliberately deceptive and uncritical in how she handles paranormal claims on her show.
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^ Winfrey initiated “Oprah’s Child Predator Watch List,” through her show and website, to help track down accused child molesters.
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^ Winfrey recently made a deal to extend her show until the 2010–2011 season, by which time it will have been on the air for twenty-five years.
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[168]
.In 2007, Winfrey began to endorse the controversial self-help program The Secret.^ In March 2007, the month after the first two shows on The Secret, Oprah invited a woman named Kim Tinkham on the program.
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.The Secret claims that people can change their lives through positive thoughts, which will then cause vibrations that result in good things happening to them.^ Like a woman who is raped or person who is a victim of crime, things happen to influence our minds and bodies, for the good or worse.
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^ Any way thank you for change peoples lives.
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^ Every positive change begins with a positive thought and nothing will change in your life unless you first take control of your thoughts.
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.Critics argue that this idea is pseudoscience and psychologically damaging, as it trivializes important decisions and promotes a quick-fix material culture, and suggest Winfrey's promotion of it is irresponsible given her influence.^ Critics argue that this idea is pseudoscience and psychologically damaging, as it trivializes important decisions and promotes a quick-fix material culture, and suggest Winfrey's promotion of it is irresponsible given her influence.
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^ The Oprah Winfrey Show and the promotion of pseudoscience .
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^ Oprah Winfrey arguably has more influence on the culture than any university president, politician, or religious leader, except perhaps the Pope.
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[169]

2008–2010

Winfrey in Denmark in 2009, where she filmed a series of controversial interviews portraying its citizens as the happiest people in the world[170]
.In September 2008, Winfrey received a storm of criticism after Matt Drudge of the Drudgereport[171] reported that Winfrey refused to have Sarah Palin on her show allegedly due to Winfrey's support for Barack Obama.^ I know you are a supporter of Barack Obama.
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^ Oprah herself has refused to interview Sarah Palin before the election because of obvious reasons, and that means she practices no moral standards… .
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^ Oprah Oprah Winfrey Winfrey Barack Tina Fey 30 Rock Barack Obama Obama Palin Sarah Palin 25% off abuse Amy Poehler Art Institute celebs charity Chicago Container Store coupon coupon code .
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[172] .Winfrey denied the report, maintaining that there never was a discussion regarding Palin appearing on her show.^ I don't care if she appears on Ms. Winfrey's show or not, and Ms. Winfrey has said that she won't have any of the candidates on her show until after the election.
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^ September 6th, 2008 8:12 pm ET Instead of appearing on Oprah Winfrey's show, when is Sarah Palin going to face a real press corps and answer some real questions about her record and her positions?
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^ She, too, said Chicago is dominating the airwaves, with crews reporting heavily on Winfrey's travels about town as she tapes a show here.
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[172] .She said that after she made public her support for Obama she decided that she would not let her show be used as a platform for any of the candidates.^ She has not had Obama on her show since she announced her support of Obama.
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^ She made it clear that she would not have anyone else on her show until after the elections.
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^ "We find it to be an abuse of her power -gained on the backs of our patronage of her advertising empire – to use her program to so blatantly support Obama in the face of this historic moment.
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[172] .Although Obama appeared twice on her show, these appearances were prior to him declaring himself a candidate.^ I don't care if she appears on Ms. Winfrey's show or not, and Ms. Winfrey has said that she won't have any of the candidates on her show until after the election.
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^ When Oprah endorsed Obama months ago, she said she wouldn't have any of the candidates on her show.
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^ Since she endorsed Obama and made public appearances for him, her show has been completely neutral to politics and is not being used to highlight ANY candidate.
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Winfrey added that Palin would make a fantastic guest and that she would love to have her on the show after the election,[172] which she did on 18 November 2009.
.Another controversy in 2008 occurred when Winfrey endorsed author and spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle and his book, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose, which sold several million copies after being selected for her book club.^ Being recognized by Winfrey often means a million additional book sales for an author.
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^ The multi-media empress next signed a contract with XM Satellite Radio to form a new radio channel, “Oprah & Friends,” which featured daily programming from known “Oprah” and O Magazine contributors as well as its busy founder’s own spiritual offering, “Oprah’s Soul Series.” Winfrey found herself in a moral predicament later that year when her heartily endorsed “Book Club” selection of James Frey’s A Million Little Pieces , a supposed memoir about his life of addiction and recovery, was exposed as a work of fiction.
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^ The book club became such a powerful force that whenever Winfrey introduced a new book as her book-club selection, it instantly became a best-seller (known as the Oprah Effect); for example, when she selected the classic John Steinbeck novel East of Eden, it soared to the top of the book charts.
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.During a Webinar class, in which she promoted the book, Winfrey stated "God is a feeling experience and not a believing experience.^ In July 2007 TV Guide reported that Winfrey was the highest paid TV entertainer in the United States during the past year.
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If your religion is a believing experience…then that's not truly God."[173] Frank Pastore, a Christian radio talk show host on KKLA, was among the many Christian leaders who criticized Winfrey's views, saying "if she's a Christian, she's an ignorant one, because Christianity is incompatible with New Age thought."[173]
.In 2009 Winfrey was criticised for allowing actress Suzanne Somers to appear on her show to discuss hormone treatments that are not accepted by mainstream medicine.^ Winfrey responded by saying that she's opposed to rap lyrics that "marginalize women", but enjoys some artists, including Kanye West, who appeared on her show.
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^ I don't care if she appears on Ms. Winfrey's show or not, and Ms. Winfrey has said that she won't have any of the candidates on her show until after the election.
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^ In 2009, Winfrey unveiled her third “spin-off,” “The Dr. Oz Show” (syndicated, 2009- ), featuring health expert Dr. Mehmet Oz whom she had often had on her show.
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Oprah Winfrey
.Oprah Winfrey (born 29 January 1954) is an American talk-show host, actress, and entrepreneur.^ Oprah Gail Winfrey (born January 29 , 1954 ) is the American multiple- Emmy Award winning host of The Oprah Winfrey Show , the highest rated talk show in television history.
  • Oprah Winfrey! 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: General]

^ Oprah Gail Winfrey (born January 29, 1954), often referred to simply as Oprah, is an American television host, media mogul, and philanthropist.
  • Oprah Winfrey - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Castellanos.html Oprah Winfrey was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi, in 1954.

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  • It felt like a new day.^ Recalling her time in New York during 9/11, she admits she "never felt like anyone ...
    • Oprah Posts | Celebrities | Entertainment News | Celebrity Gossip 17 January 2010 15:015 UTC www.popeater.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ People just like you make Oprah Winfrey News on Topix better every day.
    • Oprah Winfrey News - Topix 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ After an awkward moment, Grieg managed to regain her composure and "explained that we eat beef every day and just felt like a change."
    • Oprah Winfrey and mad cows - SourceWatch 17 January 2010 15:015 UTC www.sourcewatch.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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    • After Barack Obama's 2004 speech at the Democratic convention.^ In 2007, Oprah announced that she would endorse Senator Barack Obama ( D - Illinois ) in his bid for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States.
      • Oprah Winfrey - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia 17 January 2010 15:015 UTC uncyclopedia.wikia.com [Source type: General]
      • Oprah Winfrey - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC uncyclopedia.wikia.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Chicago will be awarded the Olympics because of Barack Obama and his direct Chicago connection…and not because of some meaningless speech he gives this week.
      • Copenhagen countdown: The latest from the IOC meeting - Chicago Breaking News 17 January 2010 15:015 UTC www.chicagobreakingnews.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Senator Barack Obama, the great speechmaker and not-so-great speech-er (he too often buries his nose in his notes), showed his lighter side on Letterman last night.
      • oprah winfrey - Scanner 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC www.nerve.com [Source type: General]

      .Man of the Moment2005-01-19
  • I understand why people think we're gay.^ "I understand why people think we're gay," Winfrey says in the August 2006 issue of "O magazine".

    ^ Oprah : (on the gay rumors about Gayle King and herself) I understand why people think we're gay.
    • TV.com 18 September 2009 7:58 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I understand why people think we're gay,” Winfrey says in the August 2006 issue of “O magazine”.
    • MySpace - Oprah Winfrey - 55 - Female - Kosciusko, Indiana - myspace.com/159380776 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

    .There isn't a definition in our culture for this kind of bond between women.^ There isn't a definition in our culture for this kind of bond between women.
    • MySpace - Oprah Winfrey - 55 - Female - Kosciusko, Indiana - myspace.com/159380776 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]
    • Oprah Winfrey - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]
    • TV.com 18 September 2009 7:58 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "There isn't a definition in our culture for this kind of bond between women.
    • Oprah Winfrey! 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC www.kipaddotta.com [Source type: General]
    • Oprah Winfrey Proclaims She's Not Gay - Stedman Graham Shocked to Hear It - Blogcritics Culture 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: General]

    ^ The study of epileptic patients with electrodes implanted in their brains isn't an investigation of our celebrity-obsessed culture.
    • 'Oprah neuron' hints at nature of memory - life - 23 July 2009 - New Scientist 17 January 2010 15:015 UTC www.newscientist.com [Source type: General]

    .So I get why people have to label it – how can you be this close without it being sexual?^ So I get why people have to label it—how can you be this close without it being sexual?”[64] “I've told nearly everything there is to tell.
    • Oprah Winfrey - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

    ^ So I get why people have to label it how can you be this close without it being sexual?"People Magazine "I've told nearly everything there is to tell.

    ^ 'How can you be this close without it being sexual?
    • TV.com 18 September 2009 7:58 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: General]

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    • About her friend Gayle King.^ Winfrey became so depressed that on September 8, 1981, she wrote a suicide note to best friend Gayle King instructing King to water her plants.
      • Oprah Winfrey - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Her godson William, the son of friend Gayle King, was one of the nearly 4,5000 graduates.
      • Oprah Winfrey Picture, Video, Wallpaper, Profile, Gossip, and News at CelebrityWonder.com 17 January 2010 15:015 UTC www.celebritywonder.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ O Magazine editor Gayle King appeared on Monday's "Good Morning America" to rave about the "un-jaded," "not-complicated" and "so-darned normal" Obama family.
      • Oprah Winfrey | NewsBusters.org 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

      .Oprah: Gayle and I Are Not Gay2006-07-16
  • What I learned at a very early age was that I was responsible for my life.^ In these examples, we see that James Wilson was repeatedly chosen to speak at public gatherings, much as Oprah was chosen to speak from an early age.
    • Oprah Winfrey - James Wilson 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC www.johnadams.net [Source type: General]

    ^ I have long said that my heroes in this life are Mother Teresa and Oprah.
    • I remember Oprah – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 17 January 2010 15:015 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The Oprah Winfrey Show: Oprah and Gayle's cross-country journey" (2006).
    • Oprah Winfrey - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

    .And as I became more spiritually conscious, I learned that we all are responsible for ourselves, that you create your own reality by the way you think and therefore act.^ You are a creator; you create with your every thought.
    • The Secret behind the SECRET 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC letusreason.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You are choosing your creations as you are choosing your thoughts.
    • The Secret behind the SECRET 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC letusreason.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And that is really what we're all trying to do, become more of ourselves.
    • Oprah talks to graduates about feelings, failure and finding happiness 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC news-service.stanford.edu [Source type: Original source]

    .You cannot blame apartheid, your parents, your circumstances, because you are not your circumstances.^ Well, Daniel, don’t let your anxiety overpower you, because you’ll get no response, I assure you.
    • James Randi's Swift - March 2, 2007 20 November 2009 8:24 UTC www.randi.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ This means you create the circumstances of your life with the choices you make every day.
    • The Oprah-fication Of Medicine - Better Health 17 January 2010 15:015 UTC getbetterhealth.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Science-Based Medicine » The Oprah-fication of medicine 17 January 2010 15:015 UTC www.sciencebasedmedicine.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Because of you, because of your hard work, because of your efforts, because of your commitment, because of your support.
    • Democracy Now! | Headlines for November 03, 2008 17 January 2010 15:015 UTC www.democracynow.org [Source type: News]

    .You are your possibilities.^ We’ve made it possible for you to read the e-book online and, if you’d rather read it in at your leisure in bed or elsewhere you can just print it right up.
    • The Ultimate Guide to Getting Booked on Oprah: Training Kit 17 January 2010 15:015 UTC www.prsecrets.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And, they said to me, you know, "If you and your wife get tested, it's possible that several hundreds of thousands of people will be tested as a consequence."
    • CNN.com - Transcripts 20 November 2009 8:24 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Keeping that in mind, understand that it is possible, if youre not ready now, that over time you can prepare yourself for the ultimate successbeing invited to be a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show.
    • The Ultimate Guide to Getting Booked on Oprah: Training Kit 17 January 2010 15:015 UTC www.prsecrets.com [Source type: General]

    .If you know that, you can do anything.^ Thursday, CNBC; two and a half stars), won’t tell you anything you don’t already know: that getting an endorsement from Winfrey is like winning the lottery.

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    • Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine, January 2007, pages 160 & 217
  • What other people label or might try to call failure, I have learned is just God's way of pointing you in a new direction.^ What do you know about Oprah Winfrey?

    ^ Oprah Winfrey has given back to others.
    • Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy School for Girls 17 January 2010 15:015 UTC oprahsschool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Oprah Winfrey just announced to her staff ...
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  • She actually is somebody who has the ability to move mountains and change minds.^ "Education is the way to move mountains, to build bridges, to change the world, she said.
    • The My Hero Project - Oprah 17 January 2010 15:015 UTC www.myhero.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I say go for the GUSTO and give the man a chance to change the minds of these people who just don't get it.
    • www.Oprah.com 17 January 2010 15:015 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If this show does not get cancelled after the first show I'm going to move to an island because I don't want to live around people who would actually listen to her.
    • Jenny McCarthy Gets Oprah-cized - Chicagoist 17 January 2010 15:015 UTC chicagoist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • Oprah is different.^ VIBE. Retrieved on 2007-03-12.
    • Oprah Winfrey - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

    ^ This isn't about Oprah, this isn't about Daley or Obama.
    • Copenhagen countdown: The latest from the IOC meeting - Chicago Breaking News 17 January 2010 15:015 UTC www.chicagobreakingnews.com [Source type: General]

    ^ TIME. Retrieved on 2007-03-12.
    • Oprah Winfrey - a knol by Mathias Kimmling 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

    .Oprah has an army out there that really listens.^ After reading "The Secret," it seemed to me that there were basically three possibilities: 1) Oprah really believes this stuff, and we should be very worried about her opening a school for anyone.
    • Religion - Salon.com 17 January 2010 15:015 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ If Oprah’s tweets are any indication, there may be hope for you Nippy fans out there still hoping for traces of classic Whitney.
    • Oprah Winfrey | Stay Tuned | BET.com 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC blogs.bet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Does the general public really care about the inane things that will come out of Oprah’s mouth?
    • Oprah’s First Words on Twitter: ‘HI TWITTERS’ - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com 17 January 2010 15:015 UTC bits.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

    She's one of the great marketing machines in history. .
  • So far, I don't see anything negative on this woman.^ Oprah didn't "let" Obama have anything.
    • Oprah Winfrey (not starring) at DNC: The Swamp 17 January 2010 15:015 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Oprah fans leave a barrage of negative messages on her official website in response to the talk show host's support of Obama .
    • Women turn on ‘traitor’ Oprah Winfrey for backing Barack Obama - Times Online 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC www.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: News]

    ^ The Oprah Winfrey Show is going to take this hot potato issue and see if there is anything behind the theory of reincarnation.
    • Oprah Winfrey 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC 247oprah.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I think she's a real icon.^ I think she's a real icon.” .
    • MySpace - Oprah Winfrey - 55 - Female - Kosciusko, Indiana - myspace.com/159380776 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

    .She's much more complex and complicated than just a talk show host.^ Actress and talk show host .
    • Oprah Winfrey Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about Oprah Winfrey 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC www.encyclopedia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Talk show host Oprah Winfrey   .
    • Oprah Winfrey - AskTheBrain.com 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC www.askthebrain.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Be a talk show host.
    • Is Oprah Too Powerful? | Momversation 17 January 2010 15:015 UTC www.momversation.com [Source type: General]

    Maya Angelou has said she sees her as a true missionary. .Everybody has a different take on Oprah.^ Besides, Oprah is taking us around the world to different countries showing us how satisfied women in those countries are.
    • MEMRI - Middle East Media Research Institute 17 January 2010 15:015 UTC www.memri.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Oprah could take her billions and give it to the 15,000 former residents of Cabrini Green and it wouldn’t make a difference.
    • The Truth About Oprah Winfrey – The Secret – and Poverty | Steve-olson.com 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC steve-olson.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ On her Web site, Oprah encourages others to take one small step to make a difference in the lives of these children.
    • The My Hero Project - Oprah 17 January 2010 15:015 UTC www.myhero.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

  • She's -- her great strength, if anybody watches the show -- and I think everybody does in Iowa; it's the number one show in Iowa -- she's instructive.^ This is why its been the number one talk show for 12 consecutive seasons.
    • The Universe According to Oprah 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC www.letusreason.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I don't think that Oprah is all that dreadful.
    • Oprah Winfrey Proclaims She's Not Gay - Stedman Graham Shocked to Hear It - Blogcritics Culture 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I am here to tell you, Iowa, he is the one.
    • Is Barack Obama the Messiah?: "A Tongue Dipped in Unvarnished Truth" 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC obamamessiah.blogspot.com [Source type: News]

    She's empowering. .Every time you watch an Oprah broadcast, at the end of it, you know more than you started and you feel stronger.^ You are way more honest and edgy than Oprah.
    • Is Oprah Too Powerful? | Momversation 17 January 2010 15:015 UTC www.momversation.com [Source type: General]

    ^ What do you think of Oprah ending Oprah ?
    • Oprah Winfrey cries on live show announcing the end of 'Oprah' | EW.com 28 January 2010 0:36 UTC watching-tv.ew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ What do you know about Oprah Winfrey?

    That's her strength. .
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Oprah at her 50th birthday.

Oprah Gail Winfrey (born January 29, 1954) is an African-American businesswoman and actress. Winfrey owns a number of books, magazines and movies as well as what she is most famous for, her television talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show which has been on television everywhere in the United States since September 8, 1986.

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