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Oprah Winfrey’s Journey Through Life - Oprah Winfrey is an inspiration to many all around the world. She did not have a very good home life up until the age of 14. She was abused as a child and did not see her mother very often because she was a housemaid who was gone almost every day all day. Vernon Winfrey, Oprah’s father, was a big service in her life when it came to keeping her in a nonviolent manner. Oprah also had her career going for her when she became Miss Black Tennessee at age 17. When Oprah became Miss Black Tennessee she was offered a radio broadcasting job and a full scholarship to Tennessee....   [tags: Oprah Winfrey]
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Oprah Winfrey’s Influence on Philanthropy - Oprah Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954. Her home has been at Santa Barbra, California. She lives there with her partner, Stedman Graham. Oprah is a renowned talk show host, actress, American media proprietor, producer and philanthropist. The Oprah Winfrey show, multi-award winning talk show is what this great philanthropist is best known for. This show was the highest ranked show of its kind, being syndicated nationally in the period 1986-2011 (Winfrey 3). She is currently the CEO and owner of Oprah Winfrey Network....   [tags: Oprah Winfrey Essays]
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A Brief Biography of Oprah Winfrey - One of the most powerful women in the world is Oprah Gail Winfrey. Oprah is one of the richest businesswomen in the world, but she wasn’t always rich and successful. She had a very tough life growing up and didn’t have much money. She has always been a hard worker, and she had a passion for hosting and acting. Oprah is very good at what she does and that’s how she raised to the top of being one of the most influential women in the media. Oprah Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi....   [tags: powerful and influential women in the world] 611 words
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Oprah Winfrey - Owning the Media - The average Canadian watches 30 hours of television a week. Television is one of the biggest influences in media, and just one show can change someone’s life. One of these influential shows is the Oprah Winfrey Show. It was one of Oprah Winfrey’s greatest achievements that gave her the opportunity of a lifetime to speak to the world around her. She was able to help people that were just like her, and make people’s lives better. She was the first black female talk-show host, and even at the age of 60, she still reaches out to people....   [tags: television, abuse, o magazine, ]
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Oprah Winfrey: A Brief Biography - ... She faked a robbery, stole from her mother, and much more, causing her to go live in Nashville with her father and stepmother. This change saved her life. She lived under the household of her father who had very high expectations of her. She started to excel in high school and won a contest that granted a full scholarship to Tennessee State University after her graduation. She worked at a local radio station and went there everyday after school ended. During her college years, Winfrey became Miss Black Nashville and Miss Tennessee....   [tags: Show Host, Television, African-American]
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Oprah Winfrey is a Hero - ... Her passion and commitment on the issue of sexual abuse came from her own childhood experience, but she had not allowed her past to limit her vision for herself. Oprah said, "It's easy to have faith when everything is wonderful. Real faith is knowing that, no matter what, you're going to be all right." Oprah’s grandmother was most responsible for developing her sense of self. “I am what I am because of my grandmother. My strength. My sense of reasoning. Everything. All of that was set by the time I was six years old....   [tags: generous, charity, leader]
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Oprah Winfrey: A True Hero - ... She has accomplished making a television show, T.V. network, schools, and starting charities. Even though Winfrey has done much more than that, those few things make her a hero. Hankin said, “In the year 1996, Oprah received the prestigious George Foster Peabody’s Individual Achievement Award” (Hankin). This award is given to people that have distinguished achievements and accomplish great things on television like Winfrey has done. She is a hero for accomplishing so many things that help and inspire people everyday....   [tags: Donation, Philanthropist, Celebrity]
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Biography of Oprah Winfrey - Oprah Winfrey, a public figure known among Americans and others around the world, rose to success from a poor young girl to one of the wealthiest top-rated daytime talk show hosts of her time. Her entrepreneurial success has been contributed to her ability to overcome barriers as a minority. As an African-American woman, she faced discrimination and entrepreneurial obstacles that should have discouraged her from pursuing her dream. Through her passion, perseverance, and hard work, Oprah successfully started her own production company, Harpo Productions, Inc., which now has grown into an empire....   [tags: entrepreneurial success, dreams] 1232 words
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Oprah Winfrey: Powerhouse Outlier - As technology has developed over the years, society has become extremely reliant and addicted to the media. According to A.C. Nielsen Co., a global information and measurement firm, the average American youth watches twenty eight hours of television per week. Within a sixty-five year timeframe an individual will have spent a total of nine years watching TV (Herr). Both of these sects contribute millions of jobs providing individuals with ample opportunities, a gateway to success. It certainly provided the break for one African American woman to attain a status she could have only dreamt of as a child growing up in an unstable, emotionally debilitating, and unpromising environment....   [tags: Biography ]
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Oprah Winfrey - The great American Dream, sought out by millions around the world, is a constant goal for people that live in America. For every individual living in the U.S. the American Dream has a different meaning. For some it might mean having 2 cars, a house, a picture perfect wife or husband, equally beautiful children; preferably twins, a sustaining job and a four to five bedroom suburban home. To others, the American Dream is having a job that can simply support a family or achieving some fame. Many Americans however don’t achieve this dream; not because they don’t have the money or they are not “beautiful” but because they are not using their resources correctly....   [tags: Biography]
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Oprah Winfrey - Oprah Winfrey's public speaking career began with reciting verses in church at the age of three. Today, at the age of 51, she is America's most popular talk show host, owns a popular magazine and cable TV channel, received an Academy Award nomination, and is ranked by Forbes magazine as the ninth most powerful woman in the world. Her path in life, that led from a broken home and abused childhood to becoming the first African-American woman billionaire, is a story of unrelenting determination mixed with a true caring for people....   [tags: Biography Oprah] 1669 words
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Oprah Winfrey: An Inspirational Role Model - Oprah Winfrey: An inspirational role model Many people find someone in his/her life to look up to, a role model. There are many different kinds of role models; they can be singers, public speakers, a parent, or even a friend. Role models also are not determined by certain criteria. A role model can be a role model just because they are a leader or have a great talent. Oprah Winfrey is considered a role model to many individuals because of her tough childhood, wonderful charity work, her schools, and the true relationships with her fans....   [tags: Biography ]
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Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls - It all began during her visit with Nelson Mandela in December of 2000. She promised to build a high profile school for girls. Two years later (2002), Oprah teamed up with Nelson Mandela and (then) Minister of Education, Professor Kader Asmai to “Build a Dream.” Build a Dream is Oprah’s slogan. She began her stardom through the power of the media, and became the top rated, award-wining host of her own show, “The Oprah Show,” where she made special connections over 25 years with her audience. Her success as a global media leader and philanthropist have established her the most admired and respected pubic figures today....   [tags: academically mentor disadvantaged females] 728 words
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Oprah Winfrey: Overcoming Life's Obstacles - Oprah Gail Winfrey born January 29, 1954 is well-known for one the best talk shows called “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and is renowned for her supporting to charities and creating her own “Angels Network” aimed at inspiring people around the world to make differences in others lives for those who are less privileged. The reasons that I have selected Oprah Winfrey are because she is the best in her field, has over come personal obstacles, contributed greatly to society and has inspired others to achieve....   [tags: Biography]
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Biography: Oprah Gail Winfrey - Oprah Winfrey is a household name, not only in America but throughout the world. She has graced Americans’ televisions for the over twenty-five years. Oprah has impacted many lives across the globe, whether it be first hand or through her powerful words of wisdom and encouragement. Many know of Oprah as we see her today; however, they don’t have knowledge of her past and the circumstances that shaped and molded her into the woman that we all know today. Oprah Winfrey did not always have the things she possesses today, but it was the determination and drive that brought her this far....   [tags: Biography, Humble Beginnings]
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The Influential Power of Oprah Winfrey - How can one person, whom most people have never met, influence the lives of people in the world today in such positive ways. Oprah Winfrey has been able to persuade and inspire many people around the world today because she has simply believed in herself and the good of the people. Oprah once said, “Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life because you become what you believe” (Lowe 170). The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Angel Network, and Oprah’s Book Club have been some of the most indoctrinating pieces of work by Oprah....   [tags: essays research papers]
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Oprah Winfrey: Most Influential Woman in America - ... At just nineteen years old, Oprah felt she wouldn’t be able to handle the pressure, so she turned down the offer. However, the station was persistent and Oprah eventually agreed. With great salary for someone her age, and a natural talent, this job seemed like a dream, but not everyone was thrilled with her position on the station. During an interview with a white shopkeeper, Oprah tried to shake the man’s hand, but he refused (Taibi). She shook it off with a witty remark and kept her composure, showing how professional she is....   [tags: world-famous talk show, magazines]
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Biography of Oprah Winfrey - Oprah Gail Winfrey, a famous black writer, talk show host, and actress, was born on January 29, 1954, in Kosciusko, Mississippi .She was born to unwed, teenage parents. Her mother Vernita Lee was eighteen and a housemaid. Her father Vernon Winfrey was twenty and in the armed forces. Winfrey was named Orpah from the Book of Ruth in the Bible, but her name was later changed to Oprah because it was easier to pronounce. As a youth, Winfrey moved to Milwaukee to live with her mother. Her mother's lack of supervision enabled several male relatives and friends to sexually abuse Winfrey....   [tags: essays research papers] 1134 words
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Oprah Winfrey: Inspirational Entertainer - Oprah Winfrey: Inspirational Entertainer When daytime talk show programs first appeared on television in the 1950s, they mostly consisted of celebrities gathered around a coffee table discussing secrets about trivial things, such as how to make the best sponge cake. It is unlikely that these shows promoted positive changes in the lives of their viewers in any substantial way. In the early 1970s, Phil Donahue introduced a new variety of talk show. His show was characterized as "an exercise in sociopolitical discourse," but was, in actuality, more successful for its coverage of titillating issues than important ones (Moorti sc 2-3)....   [tags: Media Television Papers]
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Oprah Gail Winfrey Is an Idol to Many - ... A few months later, her mother died from a cocaine overdose. Due to several kinds of abuse, Oprah ran away from home when she was thirteen years old, and a year after she got pregnant. Her newborn son died shortly after. A little later in her life, she got a full scholarship to Tennessee State University, a historically black institution, where she studied communication. Oprah Winfrey has not only had an affect on African Americans, but the whole world. She is the only person to ever appear on nine different editions of Forbes magazine....   [tags: african american, education, activist] 518 words
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Oprah Winfrey - The Renaissance Woman When Oprah Winfrey told her 49 million viewers, "It just stopped me cold from eating another burger!" (Tannen) about the Mad cow disease, she wouldn't know it would cost the beef industry $12 million (Deborah Tannen). Texas cattlemen tried to sue Oprah for causing this such massive downfall, but she would win (Deborah Tannen). Oprah Winfrey was once a constantly abused thirteen year old girl. Now she is arguably the most famous African American woman and her talk show is highly regarded as the most talked about show in America....   [tags: Biography Biographies Bio] 1529 words
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Oprah Winfrey - "The Oprah Winfrey Show". Her show is known to not only all over the United States, but also known to all around the world. Today she is known as the America's most famous and powerful woman. Every woman in America envies her great fortune and her intelligence. But Oprah insists that she is not special or gifted. She had overcome many hurdles and reached to the top of America's national T.V host. What makes her so popular and most loved entertainer in the United States. Oprah Winfrey, a talk show host, actress, producer and philanthropist, and business woman is the chairwoman of HARPO entertainment in Chicago....   [tags: essays research papers]
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Oprah Winfrey - Oprah Winfrey Oprah Winfrey is a great example of how the roles of women have changed in the past century. Oprah has prospered in life greatly and has risen up from a poor childhood of abuse and molestation. Oprah was born on January 29, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi where she was raised by her grandmother. She ran away from home at age 13 to a juvenile center but was declined because there was not enough beds. So as a last resort she moved to Nashville, Tennessee where she lived with her dad....   [tags: Biography] 1151 words
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Oprah Winfrey - Every now and then in history, we find a life story that is truly remarkable. Oprah Winfrey ventured forth from the agonizing childhood, that was her world of common day, to a region of supernatural wonder. Oprah’s road to success was not an easy task. From her early childhood, Oprah challenged many fabulous forces that she encountered. Oprah Winfrey tells the life story one of America's richest and most successful show business personalities. “The fact that Oprah Winfrey is also black and a woman makes her rags to riches story an even more remarkable version of the ’American Dream’” (About)....   [tags: essays research papers Biography] 1690 words
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OPRAH WINFREY - Oprah Winfrey Oprah Winery's life experiences have made her into the woman she is today. She was born on January 9,1954,in Kosciusko, Mississippi. She has stated that she is a woman in progress, just trying like everyone else. Taking every conflict and every experience and learning from it. Oprah Winfrey has risen from poverty and a troubled youth to become the most powerful and influential woman in television and according to Forbes Magazine, then world’s most highly paid entertainer....   [tags: essays research papers] 1258 words
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Oprah Winfrey - OPRAH GAIL WINFREY Oprah Gail Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954 on a farm in Kosciusko, Mississippi to Vernita Lee and Vernon Winfrey. Her parents originally planned to name her Orpah, but the midwife made a mistake on the birth certificate. Up until the age of 6 Oprah lived with her grandmother. After this Oprah went to live with her mother and two half brothers in Milwaukee. Instead of living on a farm she now lived in the ghetto. While Oprah was living with her mother who gave her no supervision, she became out of control....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Oprah Winfrey - Oprah Winfrey Oprah has become a name in the entertainment industry that stands on its own much like Madonna or even Cher. For the uninformed who think Oprah is just another gabby talk show host, guess again. Anyone who has ever watched "The Oprah Winfrey Show" knows that it stands in a rank all of its own. There is something very different about this black talk show host- she is real. Oprah's key personality factor is her "vulnerability". She is not afraid to expose her own doubts, emotions, problems, failures, and even fears to her millions of viewers....   [tags: Gardner's model of multiple intelligence]
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Oprah Winfrey - A role model. When one hears that word many people think of something or someone who has impacted their life in a positive way. In my opinion a perfect example of a role model is Oprah Winfrey. She's an African American who is not only a symbol for black people everywhere, but a symbol for all people. The Academy of Achievement has referred to Oprah Winfrey as one of the most successful and admirable woman in America. She is a woman that many people across America trust, respect, and look up to....   [tags: Biography] 1612 words
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Critique of Oprah Winfrey's Film Version of Their Eyes Were Watching God - Oprah Winfrey lied on the opposite end of Zora Neale Hurston’s spectrum when she produced her atrocious rendition of Hurston’s stellar novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God. She modified characters and symbols, altered the theme and relationships, and utterly desolated the significance of the title, making it almost unrecognizable to someone who has read the book. Winfrey totally eviscerated Hurston’s unsurpassed novel, extrapolating what she thought important without going in depth in to the true meaning of the story....   [tags: Amalgamating Bitterness, Story Contradiction]
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Oprah Winfrey and Pip from Great Expectation Stive for Self Improvement - ... This devastates him and drives him to feel that changing everything about himself will be worthy to her and finally gain her approval. Pip’s drive leads him to leave his home, friends, and family in hopes to find a good education and a possibility of gaining a higher rank in society. This sparks the battle of how far is too far. 
 The greatest inner conflict Pip reaches with himself is when he finds out Magwitch is his secret benefactor, "Yes, Pip, dear boy, I've made a gentleman on you!" (Dickens 315)....   [tags: money, society, influences] 1028 words
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Oprah Winfrey and Bill Gate´s Commencement Speeches at Harvard - ... This quote was a real motivating factor in her speech because it lets us know that as we succeed in life sometimes we fall and that’s ok. Along as the graduates are pushing themselves towards the top it doesn’t matter what happens along the way it’s just part of the ride. Bill Gates’s motivation point was when he said “When you consider what those of us here in this Yard have been given – in talent, privilege, and opportunity – there is almost no limit to what the world has a right to expect from us” (Gates, 2013)....   [tags: College, Advice]
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The Life of Oprah Gail Winfrey - The Life of Oprah Gail Winfrey Oprah Gail Winfrey was born January 29, 1954 on the family farm in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Her dad, Vermon Winfrey, who was stationed as a solider at a local base; and her mother, Vernita Lee, were both young at the time of Oprah's birth. Her parents never married. Shortly after she was born her mother found a job, as a maid, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Oprah was left in the care of her grandmother, Hattie Mae Lee. As a child Oprah never wasted a minute of her young imaginative mind on something that seemed to be boring....   [tags: Papers] 1085 words
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Concentration of Media Ownership - ... In countries defined as strict by a lot of international media ownership is usually very close to the complete state control with information. Worldwide, the biggest media firms are Bertelsmann AG, CBS Corporation, Time Warner, News Corporation, Sony, Lagardère Group, Comcast, Vivendi, Televisa, Viacom, Hearst Corporation, Organizações Globo and The Walt Disney Company Since 2012, The Walt Disney Company is the biggest media conglomerate in the America, with News Corporation, Time Warner and Viacom just behind Disney in 2nd 3rd and 4th place (wikipedia, 2014) Discovery have a 50% ownership of Oprah Winfrey Network, while...   [tags: Oprah Winfrey, civil rights] 905 words
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Oprah Winfrey - Disarming the Loud and Angry Voices - Oprah Winfrey - Disarming the Loud and Angry Voices         The large black man sitting on the stage had heard the demeaning reference one too many times. Suddenly and swiftly, he had his large hands around the tattooed neck of the white perpetrator. The large man was choking the scrawny skinhead who had called him a nigger on national television. Instantly the audience, mainly white supremacists and black militants, was at war. Punches were thrown, and chairs were sent flying. In the melee, Geraldo Rivera sustained a broken nose, and the ratings for his talk show soared....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Mississippi Mavens Stand Against Racism, Injustice, and Segregation - ... Wells should be remembered as an African-American woman who battled both racism and sexism at a time when it was extremely dangerous to speak out. She used her gift of writing, speaking and organizing to help shed light on injustice. She was extremely brave and held steadfast to her convictions despite being criticized, ostracized and marginalized by her contemporaries. Ida was a fighter she fought against prejudice, no matter what potential dangers she faced. Ida had gotten married to Ferdinand Barnett in 1898 and she was known as Ida B....   [tags: oprah winfrey, african americans, slavery] 640 words
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Revealing The Phenomenon Book: The Secret And A New Earth - Oprah Winfrey is a phenomenal figure. Oprah Winfrey has been quite famous as a female entrepreneur and a talk show host in America. From the queen of talk show that touches the heart, she was recently crowned as prophetess of New Age Movement. (www.wfial.org). Her image is being shifted, from the most popular presenters become a controversial figure because of his statements-statements, which are considered attacking the uniqueness of the Christian faith. You will find a lot of praise and criticism on him, specifically from Christian circles....   [tags: oprah winfrey, the secret book, ultimate reality]
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Their Eyes Were Watching God - The movie and the book of Their Eyes Were Watching God both tell the story of a young woman’s journey to finding love; however, the movie lacks the depth and meaning behind the importance of Janie’s desire for self-fulfillment. Oprah Winfrey’s version alters the idea from the book Zora Neale Hurston wrote, into a despairing love story for the movie. Winfrey changes Hurston’s story in various ways by omitting significant events and characters, which leads to a different theme than what the novel portrays....   [tags: Oprah Winfrey, Zora Neale Hurston, love]
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Their Eyes Were Watching God - Throughout the movie of Their Eyes Were Watching God, Oprah Winfrey alternates Zora Neale Hurston’s story of a woman’s journey to the point where nobody even recognizes it. The change in the theme, the characters, and their relationships form a series of major differences between the book and the movie. Instead of teaching people the important lessons one needs to know to succeed in this precious thing called life, Oprah tells a meaningless love story for the gratification of her viewers. Her inaccurate interpretation of the story caused a dramatic affect in the atmosphere and a whole new attitude for the audience....   [tags: Oprah Winfrey, Zora Neale Hurston, movie]
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Their Eyes Were Watching Who? - Oprah’s interpretation of Their Eyes Were Watching God sends multiple important details and significant events on a mass exodus, completely altering the story. With a different title, changing focus, unrecognizable characters, an altered theme, and the absence of symbolism, the entire meaning of the journey skews in this false interpretation of a classic novel. The elements of racial conflict and the purity of relationships are also replaced, removed, and distorted. All of the major details in the original story never reveal themselves in the movie, making the end product calamitous....   [tags: Their Eyes Were Watching God, Oprah Winfrey]
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Levels of Fame - Being famous for the wrong reasons is just the same as not being famous at all. What is the point of being famous if anyone can do it. The current definition of famous is being known by many people, which is way too broad for a definition. If everyone were to go by that definition then I would be considered famous. Meghan Daum really hit the nail right on the head when she said, “Not so long ago you had to make a pretty strenuous effort to become well enough known to register as famous” (Duam 512)....   [tags: famous, Oprah Winfrey, Snooki, TV, media]
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A Brand unto Herself: Oprah Winfey - ... Phil and Rachel Ray. Several other shows have ties to the Oprah brand as well. Oprah has extended into the magazine field with her monthly magazine, as well as the film industry where she has worked with acclaimed actors, authors, and writers to produce award winning movies through the production company she owns called Harpo Films. Oprah has recently launched her own cable television network called The Oprah Winfrey Network, or OWN. This new task has brought foreword many new obstacles to the Oprah brand....   [tags: own, anchor, show, critics, message]
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What Book Was Oprah Reading? - Oprah Winfrey butchers a classic in her production of Their Eyes Were Watching God to the point that major characters and relationships become unrecognizable from the book. Throughout the entire movie, Oprah changes key aspects in character by weakening, strengthening, or removing all moral fiber in characters. She also alters every major relationship in the movie to further show these changes in character. By doing this, Oprah transforms Their Eyes Were Watching God into something completely distorted from its original....   [tags: Their Eyes Were Watching God, Production]
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How Operah Winfrey Changed America - Oprah Winfrey has changed the lives of so many people. She used her position as the most influential women in media to inspire, educate, and empower people of all walks of life all over the world. “Everyone of us gets through the tough times because somebody is there standing in the gap to close it for us.” (Winfrey) She did many amazing things throughout her entertainment and media career, including changing the lives of people forever. Oprah Winfrey is a charitable person while still being a major influence in the entertainment industry....   [tags: journalism, philanthropy, influential] 601 words
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Oprah - Oprah Winfrey's Biography Through the power of media, Oprah Winfrey has created an unparalleled connection with people around the world. As supervising producer and host of the top-rated, award-winning The Oprah Winfrey Show, she has entertained, enlightened and uplifted millions of viewers for the past two decades. Her accomplishments as a television pioneer, producer, publisher, educator and philanthropist have established her as one of the most respected and admired public figures today. Television Pioneer Magazine Founder & Editorial Director Producer/Actress Online Leader Philanthropist Television Programming Creator Cable Network Co-Founder Honorary Achievements TELEVISION PIONE...   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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James Frey, Oprah, and A Million Little Pieces - The problem to be investigated was claims that were the foundational selling points for James Frey’s book A Million Little Pieces. Oprah Winfrey endorsed Frey’s book, which went on to sell over a million copies in 2005 and became a number-one seller. The Smoking Gun Website facilitated an investigation, which discovered Frey’s claims to be botched. Jennings (2009) posed four key questions, which were associated with James Frey’s case study I will elaborate on those questions in this paper. The first question posed was, “what did you learn about the quality of truth from the Frey experience” (Jennings, 2009, p....   [tags: Case Study, solution]
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Influential People in the World - ... Jack thinks about the others and their well-being. Piggy says, "How can you expect to be rescued if you don't put first things first and act proper?" (45). Jack agrees with Piggy about the importance of rescuing them all off the island. He helps explain to the others that they need to listen to Ralph if they want to survive on the island. Even though in the end, Jack becomes the enemy, the beginning shows that he is good. However, without rules and adults to enforce them, he becomes a dictator....   [tags: william golding, oprah, maya angelou] 450 words
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Oprah’s Interpretation of the Novel Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston - Oprah Winfrey’s interpretation of the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God caused a figurative case of the rabies through her Hollywood production. Oprah’s lack of knowledge towards the classic caused her to form a false fairytale romance, along with scarcity of symbolism, and changes in characters and relationships. On top of all of her adjustments, Oprah also made the choice to change the title. Their Eyes Were Watching God went from a reality-depicting novel, to becoming a glistering mockery of a movie production....   [tags: hollywood production, janie´s character]
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