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. During her early life as an actress she was in the movie “The Color Purple” and the “Beloved”. In 2013, she starred in the movie, “The Butler” as Gloria Gaines.
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 PIONEER Oprah began her broadcasting career at WVOL radio in Nashville while still in high school. At the age of 19, she became the youngest person and the first African-American woman to anchor the news at Nashville's WTVF-TV.
Her siblings have children, so she does not see a need to provide assistance if they were to start failing in their health. Currently she feels her role in the family is what she expected, she is hip fun sister and aunt in her family. She has a strong relationship with her extended family. She took time to build relationships with her nieces and nephews. As single person with no children, I see the benefit of these relationships.
Her mother Vernita, moved to Wisconsin for work and young Oprah was left to live with her grandmother in Mississippi. Up into her teen years Oprah shuffled between her mother, her grandmother, and her father in Nashville. Fortunately, the unstable living circumstances did not deter her from graduating
In less than a year, she turned "AM Chicago" into the hottest show in town. The format was soon expanded to one hour, and in September 1985 it was renamed "The Oprah Winfrey Show." Seen nationally since September 8, 1986, "The Oprah Winfrey Show" became the number one talk show in national syndication in less than a year. In June 1987, in its first year of eligibility, "The Oprah Winfrey Show" received three Daytime Emmy Awards in the categories of Outstanding Host, Outstanding Talk/Service Program and Outstanding Direction. In June 1988, "The Oprah Winfrey Show" received its second consecutive Daytime Emmy Award as Outstanding Talk/Service Program, and she herself received the International Radio and Television Society's "Broadcaster of the Year" Award.
Billionaire Oprah Gail Winfrey is an African American entrepreneur, talk show host, award-winning actress, producer, and humanitarian. Oprah is dubbed as the Queen of All Media. She was best-known for her own widely recognized talk show, ‘Oprah Winfrey Show’, which was aired for 25 seasons, from 1986 to 2011. Her talk show was the highest rated television talk show in the television history. It was seen on almost 212 United States cable site and exceed 110 nations internationally.
Oprah had given birth to a baby, which had unexpectedly died during infancy. After the baby had died she moved in with her Father who lived in Tennessee. “Vernon Winfrey was a strict parent, but he gave his daughter the secure home that Oprah needed. He saw to it that she met a curfew, and he required her to read a book and write a book report as well. “As strict s he was,” says Oprah, “ he had some concerns about me making the best of my ... ... middle of paper ... ...hip that lead her to have her own show and television network.
She later released her album ‘Whitney’ in 1985 and became the biggest selling album as an incoming artist. Her hits including ‘Saving All My Love For You’, ‘How Will I Know’, You Give Good Love’, and ‘ The Greatest Love of All’ were released in the album. ‘The album itself sold three million copies in its first year in the US and went on to sell twenty-five million worldwide, winning her first of six Grammies’. Whitney’s vigorous acting debut in the film ‘The Bodyguard’ 1992 was the biggest hit in her career. Her hit song ’I Will Always Love You’ went phenomenal; the single stayed ten weeks at the top of the UK charts.
Her self-entitled talk show, which would become the highest rated of its kind, served as a pioneer for many TV shows that emerged in the late 1980’s following the premiered of her show on daytime television. “I’m Oprah Winfrey, and welcome to the very first national Oprah Winfrey Show!” she exclaimed as the studio audience cheered enthusiastically (Brown). However, what pe... ... middle of paper ... ...n Oprah for Time 100's Most Influential People of the Century. Her article highlights Oprah's achievements throughout her career, and explains how Oprah managed to steal the spotlight from other talk show host through her reinvention of "rapport-talk," to one based on back and forth discussion everyday issues and friendship. She states that Oprah's legacy is that she evokes a sense of caring because she herself cares about her audience.
Rarely in the history of entertainment has there been an artist equally recognized, awarded and celebrated in front of the camera as well as behind the camera, as is Paula Abdul. Abdul’s extraordinary music career encompasses worldwide album sales exceeding 40 million records, two #1 Albums, six #1 Singles, a Grammy Award, seven MTV Awards, 3 American Music Awards, two Emmy Awards, two People¹s Choice Awards and two Kid’s Choice Awards. She has also been honored with her very own Star on Hollywood Boulevard and inducted into Nickelodeon’s Kid’s Choice Hall of Fame. Currently, Abdul is receiving acclaim as “the heart and soul” of the record-breaking primetime FOX show American Idol, for which she is a Celebrity judge. Abdul has even gone so far as to design inspirational “Innergy” good luck jewelry for the American Idol contestants, which they can occasionally be seen grasping for strength and inspiration during more stressful times on the popular high-stakes show.