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Analysis Of Oprah Winfrey As The Narrator

- This is a Jeep Super Bowl commercial from 2013 featuring Oprah Winfrey as the narrator. We are in times of undeclared war and we miss our troops and want them to come back and Oprah is basically telling them that they aren’t forgotten. It shows the families of troops being home missing someone and showing the hole the troop has left since their departure. It is a battle the families fight as they miss their soldier while they are out fighting the other half of the battle. When the troops return to their families they fill that hole again and our nation is reunited....   [tags: Oprah Winfrey, Talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show]

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Oprah Winfrey : An American Woman

- Oprah Winfrey is an African American woman who is known as a U.S. media celebrity. She has done so much to contribute to society as we know it and her legacy will forever live on. Mrs. Winfrey is well known and she uses her platform for positivity and love, which is a huge reason for her success. She is an intelligent leader who worked hard for the spot she has in life and strives to encourage others to be successful also. Mrs. Winfrey has written books, acted and produced films, hosted an infamous television show, and given to charities....   [tags: Oprah Winfrey, Talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show]

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The Life Of Oprah Winfrey

- Oprah Winfrey was January 29, 1954. She spent the beginning of her childhood on her Grandmother 's farm in Kosciusko, Mississippi because her mom was looking for work in the north. Her grandmother taught her how to read it as an infant. By the age of three she was reciting poems and the Bible at her grandmother 's church. When she was six she had to move to Milwaukee to stay with her mother. Her mother was a housemaid and was always absent from the home. While Oprah was at home alone, she was abused and molested by her male relatives and other male friends of her relatives....   [tags: Oprah Winfrey, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Talk show]

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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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Analytic Approach Toward The Oprah Winfrey And Lance Armstrong

- The purpose of this analytic approach toward the Oprah Winfrey and Lance Armstrong interview is to identify the characteristics of interviews. While observing the interview I will be applying the concepts of the fundamental characteristics of interviews, traditional and nontraditional forms of interviewing, relational dimensions to interviewing, perceptions of interviewer and interviewee, communication interaction, listening for feedback and the interview situation. To gather information I looked at the interview online and a transcript provided by Armchair Spectator....   [tags: Interview, Question, Oprah Winfrey]

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My Role Model : Oprah Gail Winfrey

- ... She was also active in her local church, thanks to her grandmother’s close supervision and strictness. Indeed, her reading skills were put into good use at the church where she became famous for reading and reciting verses from the bible. As she grew up, she encountered many challenges such as being molested by some of her family members, experiencing the death of her siblings and not having experienced a regular and stable family life. She also ran away from home became a mother at fourteen, to a son who passed on shortly after birth....   [tags: Oprah Winfrey, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Talk show]

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The On The Oprah Winfrey

- The Oprah show in 1988 received its highest television ratings when Oprah Winfrey celebrated her 67-pound weight loss. She showed off how she looked in a pair of size 10 Calvin Klein jeans, reminiscing of how she fit in those same jeans 8 years earlier. She also illustrated it by wheeling a wagon full of fat on to the stage 1. Things changed dramatically in 1992, Oprah was weighing 237 pounds, the heaviest she has ever been 2. This caused her to have some strong opinions against diets: "I 've been dieting since 1977....   [tags: Obesity, Dieting, Weight loss, Nutrition]

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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]

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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

- “In 1998 Oprah Winfrey was listed one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century by the editors of Time magazine” (“Winfrey, Oprah”). Oprah Gail Winfrey was born to Vernita Lee and Vernon Winfrey on January 29, 1954. Currently, Oprah is a successful chairwoman and CEO of The Oprah Winfrey Network: OWN since 2011. Oprah’s childhood was not the greatest. Her unmarried parents split up, and she grew up on a farm with her grandmother. She developed rapidly and could read before she was three....   [tags: Show Host, Television, African-American]

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Oprah Winfrey: A True Hero

- A hero is a person that is brave, loving, dedicated, and inspirational. Oprah Winfrey displays all of those qualities and is therefore a hero. Winfrey is a brilliant talk show hostShe has been a philanthropist for many years, and continues to inspire people all over the world. She is known by so many people around the world for all that she has done . Winfrey uses her fame for the better good of people making her a true hero. Oprah Winfrey is a philanthropist that has done so much for so many charities and different people around the world....   [tags: Donation, Philanthropist, Celebrity]

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Oprah 's Influence On The World Of Pop Culture

- ... Fast forward to January 1984, she was hosting the small declining talk show “AM Chicago”, soon to soar into the famous “The Oprah Winfrey Show”. Oprah turned her life around, and influences millions to follow in her footsteps. According to the official Oprah website Oprah.com it stated “The struggle of my life created empathy-I could relate to pain, being abandoned, having people not love me.” Oprah wants the best for everyone, and her personal life is a crucial part of her success in helping her millions that watch the show....   [tags: Oprah Winfrey, The Oprah Winfrey Show]

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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]

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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 's Influence On Society

- "With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice"(Winfrey). Oprah Winfrey is a very important woman in our lifetime and has influenced many people, and will for years to come. Oprah has changed a multitude of people, and made a difference in our world and society. From growing up in a poor home, to changing her life around and others around her, there are several ways that Oprah can relate to the average person. Many people in today’s society understand what being “poor” feels like....   [tags: Oprah Winfrey, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Talk show]

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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]

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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]

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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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Oprah : The First Name That You Hear The Word Billionaire?

- Who do you think of when you hear the word billionaire. For many people Oprah Winfrey is the first name that pops into their mind. Even though Oprah is one of the richest people in the world, she did not start out that way. Oprah was born on January 29th, 1954, in the town of Kosciusko, Mississippi. Her dad, Vernon Winfrey, lived in Tennessee, far away from where Oprah lived in Mississippi. Oprah lived with her mom, Vernita Lee, and her grandma on a small farm. Her mom did not have a job, leaving Oprah with basically nothing....   [tags: Oprah Winfrey, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Talk show]

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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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Analysis Of Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey And Donald Trump

- ... But they told my mother a side effect has played a role in my learning process, that it takes my brain longer to process information then everyone else. My mother was a big time cigarette smoker and she would smoke at least 3 packs a day, I remember times when I had to walking around looking for loose change on the ground for her just to buy cigarettes. Life wasn’t the average American life, but we was never homeless we always had a roof over our heads but we did have some hard times in life....   [tags: Christmas tree, Christmas, Tobacco smoking]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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A Interview On Iyanla Vanzant

- Iyanla Vanzant was born in a taxi cab in Brooklyn, New York, given the name Rhonda Fleming. When she was two years old, she had to live with her grandmother due to her mother’s death. After suffering from her abuse from her grandmother, she moved in with her father and his wife. After some time, she moved in with her aunt and her husband, who had raped her countless times. She tried to speak up about her abuse, but no one would listen. During her teen years, she was abused and lonely. She gave birth to her first child when she was only sixteen years old....   [tags: Oprah Winfrey, The Oprah Winfrey Show]

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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 Bill Gate´s Commencement Speeches at Harvard

- The commencement ceremony encourages each student’s search for knowledge. It often includes a speech which seeks to put their recent hard work into the context of their future. Oprah Winfrey’s Harvard commencement speech and Bill Gates’s Harvard commencement speech both give Harvard graduates important advice for the future. While there are differences between Oprah Winfrey and Bill Gate’s commencement speeches at Harvard, they both agree that students should find a purposeful cause in their lives and find the solution....   [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]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' The Pursuit Of Happyness '

- ... People can go through a lot of struggles in their life but by working hard like Chris Gardener did you can achieve your dream, it just takes a good work ethic and a never give up attitude. Those hard working people that achieved their “American Dream” such as Steve Jobs, CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Apple, Steve was born to two University of Wisconsin graduate students Joanne Simpson and Abdulfattah "John" Jandali who gave Steve up for adoption shortly after his birth. Steve was later adopted by Clara and Paul jobs....   [tags: Oprah Winfrey, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Steve Jobs]

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New Prophets Of Capital, By George Donald Shaw

- The thought that our nation’s political agenda can be affected by a select few have or elite population might be mind blowing to some. However, since 1968, Dr. Max McCombs and Dr. Donald Shaw have developed this agenda-setting theory since the Chapel Hill study. When we think of the Nicole Aschoff’s “new prophets of capital,” we can see many instances when the elites ability to influence the prominence of a topic during the agenda setting phase. Sheryl Sandberg, John Mackey, Oprah Winfrey, and Bill and Melinda Gates all play a pivotal role when it comes to getting a problem noticed and a solution made through agenda setting “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens ca...   [tags: Oprah Winfrey, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Want, WANT]

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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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Frost, By Robert Frost

- Robert Frost said many famous quotes throughout his lifetime, including “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on”. During early life Frost grew up in a home with a father who was rough around the edges and a mother who suffered from depression. Frost’s father died from alcoholism and his family promptly moved to Massachusetts. Robert Frost began to pursue a life in college but dropped out with barely a semester finished in order to work. Frost set two goals, one in which was to get a poem published, he struck out repeatedly in both goals....   [tags: Oprah Winfrey, Talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show]

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Concentration of Media Ownership

- The media kingpin I selected is Oprah Winfrey because of her brilliant media ownership. Oprah is one massive achievement. In 2003, Oprah broke a record and a barrier by becoming the 1st African American woman to reach a billionaire standing. As quoted by Josh Nichols “OPRAH CAN DO ANYTHING!!!” Oprah Winfrey, made history on daytime TV, captivating the hearts and minds of people worldwide. Concentration of media ownership is a procedure where gradually less people control growing parts of the media....   [tags: Oprah Winfrey, civil rights]

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What Makes A Dream Doesn 't Become Reality Through Magic?

- ... It might take time, patience and hard work, but it can be done." - Andrew Quo This is another quote from a YouTuber, Andrew Quo. I hope it 's clear that YouTubers have to work hard for their money and have a good work ethic that helps them maintain their reputation, which means they understand hard work at the deepest level. If you are complaining about anything, and you want to stop complaining, start working hard. Start working on changing that thing, have patience as you do it, and you will change it....   [tags: Oprah Winfrey, The Oprah Winfrey Show]

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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]

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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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The Color Purple By Alice Walker

- ... She won it in 1983 for her renowned novel The Color Purple. The novel also won the the National Book Award for Fiction and was later adapted into a film and musical by the same name. On the 30th anniversary of the book’s publication was set mainly in rural Georgia in the 1930s, the book tells the story of a young, poor African-American woman named Celie and her struggle for empowerment in a world marked by sexism, racism and patriarchy. In 1985, The Color Purple was adapted into a film directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey....   [tags: The Color Purple, Alice Walker, Oprah Winfrey]

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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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The American Dream By James Truslow Adams

- When the term ‘American Dream’ was first mentioned in 1931 by James Truslow Adams, he described it as “that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.” (Clark). When Adams mentioned the term, it had much more of an idealistic meaning, rather than the materialistic meaning it has in modern society. At the time of it’s mention, the dream meant that prosperity was available to everyone. In the beginning, the American Dream simply promised a country in which people had the chance to work their way up through their own labor and hard work (Kiger)....   [tags: Great Depression, Unemployment, Oprah Winfrey]

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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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The Color Purple By Alice Walker

- Alice Walker was born in 1944, she grew up in the racially divided South. She attend segregated schools, which she was the valedictorian of her class. After high school she received a scholarship to attend Spelman College in Atlanta. She switched colleges and then went to Sarah Lawrence College in New York City Living. She decided to study abroad in Africa. She graduated in 1965 which is also the same year that her first story was published. She then went on to publishing her novel the color purple in 1982....   [tags: The Color Purple, Alice Walker, 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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Lincoln And Oprah : The Long Game

- ... Lincoln’s parents instilled in him, at a very early age, the immorality of slavery in any form. Lincoln’s father, Thomas, was so strongly opposed to slavery that he moved his family from Kentucky, a state that allowed for slavery, to Illinois, a state where slavery was illegal. This left an indelible impression on the young Lincoln that would act as a foundation for him to create a lasting legacy. Abraham Lincoln firmly believed in the God-given right of a man’s freedom and that all men were created equal, regardless of color....   [tags: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln]

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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]

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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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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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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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Their Eyes Were Watching an Emmy, Not God

- Their Eyes Were Watching An Emmy: Not God Throughout the novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, the reader is painted a picture by Ms. Hurston but completely blindsided if they ever sat down to actually watch this horrid slaughter of what was a classic piece of literature. The screen play just another “ pet project “ for Oprah Winfrey, diminishes the light in which Ms. Zara Neal Hurston herself, portrayed is completely altered to fit the television, sex driving industry in which Ms. Winfrey subdues to the viewers....   [tags: Zora Neale Hurston novel vs. Oprah version]

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James Frey, Oprah and A Million Little Pieces - Case Study

- "Veterans Affairs Head Robert McDonald Lied About Serving in Special Forces" - Katie Pavlich | Feb 24, 2015 Lying is not really newsworthy, it happens every day. The problem to be investigated by this essay is WHY individuals deliberately say things that are not true....   [tags: Business Ethics Case Study]

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Oprah’s Life Class on Colorism

- ... Woman expressed how emotionally damaged they were at one point knowing that they couldn’t change the color of their skin. For an example, one young woman stated that she was so mad with her father because of the skin color she had. She thought her skin was dirtier than two pigs in a mud bath. Eventually, it got so bad that she filled her tub up with bleach, hoping to have a lighter shade of skin by the time she got finished scrubbing the filth away. There were also other women who stated that, just like any other women of color, when they were growing up different kids would call them names like tar monkey, jigga boo, and coon....   [tags: secrete shame, american women]

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A Necessary Vision

- Every successful manager today must have had dreams for his or her future. The world’s billionaires like Michael Dell of Dell Corporation; Bill Gates of Microsoft, Oprah Winfrey and a host of others had dreams for their future and I can say they are accomplished individuals. The motive behind the workshop was to enable us understand how to create a vision, its purpose and its connection to business management and was handled by Ms. Melba Nicholson. She made us understand that as future managers, we should be able to determine our terminal values and apply our instrumental values in that direction....   [tags: Personal Aspirations]

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If Zora Neale Hurston Were Alive

- If Zora Neale Hurston Were Alive Oprah Winfrey has twisted the whole book Their Eyes Were Watching God and made a movie which consists of some major changes. Janie’s character changed completely in the book than in the movie, also her relationship with friends and her companions. Oprah reiterates some major parts which also concluded how the hurricane happened which did not last long as it did in the book, symbolism also differed in the movie and some major symbols remained as noticeable as it was in the book....   [tags: moive, book, symbolism, character, janie ]

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Women's History Then and Now

- During the 18th and 19th century, patriarchy has been responsible for designing women’s role in society. Throughout history, men have been deemed as superior while women have been regarded as inferior. Society has this ideology that women are the sole laborers of a household; they were not granted the same privileges as men. In addition, women have been negatively affected by stereotyping. Women have been portrayed on television as being submissive to men. The depiction of women on television portrays the implications of a societal view of women....   [tags: Gender Studies ]

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Making a Difference in the World

- Can we all make a difference. Millions of humans must be on earth for a reason. We are here for a purpose. Whether it's big or small, everyone makes a difference. Differences are made through entertainment, everyday life, and personal life. Thomas Edison created useful contraptions for everyday life. Oprah Winfrey teaches people to persevere through tough situations. Dr. Manette represents the good in everyone. We all contribute to the society in one way or another. Thomas Edison was an inventor....   [tags: society, contraptions, persevere, good]

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The Sentiment of Oprah, Not Hurston in Their Eyes Were Watching God

- Oprah takes a magnum opus, Their Eyes Were Watching God, and remakes it into an entirely different story that does not comply with the book. By altering Janie’s character, moral fiber, relationships, and public acts, it changes the meaning of the novel. The hurricane scene, symbolism, and the significance of the title vary from the book. The story morphs into a tale of love when made into a movie. Zora Neale Hurston’s book holds a disparate meaning before it falls into the hands of Oprah, who annihilates it....   [tags: character, moral, relationships, acts, scene]

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The Sentiment of Oprah, Not Hurston: Their Eyes Were Watching God

- Oprah took a magnum opus, Their Eyes Were Watching God, and remade it into an entirely different story that did not comply with the book. By altering Janie’s character, moral fiber, relationships, and public acts, it changed the meaning of the novel. The symbolism and the significance of the title varied from the book and the story morphed into a tale of love when made into a movie. Zora Neale Hurston’s book held a disparate meaning before it fell into the hands of Oprah, who annihilated it. Janie’s character obtained strength in the movie when she did things that most women of her time would not have done and she would not have done in the book....   [tags: Book Alterations, Symbolism]

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Who Is Watching God?

- Oprah Winfrey implants many differences in the movie adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston’s novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, which alters the viewer’s perception of the book. She demonstrated relationships between characters unparalleled to those in the prose. Also, her understanding of the plot and symbolism remained inaccurate, as well as, the nature of the main character. Oprah’s interpretation did not match the idea that Hurston had created and therefore, losing the masterful concept of this piece....   [tags: Their Eyes Were Watching God, Analysis]

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Oprah´s Eyes Weren´t Watching

- Oprah’s Eyes Weren’t Watching Oprah provides false interpretation in Their Eyes Were Watching God by transforming a vintage story into an altered tale. She changed many important aspects in Their Eyes Were Watching God by disregarding symbolic meanings, the characters portrayal, the relationships, and the entire theme of the story. Oprah deprived the story of it originality and left it with a copious amount of questions. Oprah changed the theme of Their Eyes Were Watching God giving the story less meaning....   [tags: characters, relationships, theme, symbolic]

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Collins' Theory of Intersectionality

- Intersectionality according to Patricia Hill Collins is the “theory of the relationship between race, gender and class” (1990), also known as the “matrix of domination” (2000). This matrix shows that there is no one way to understand the complex nature of how gender, race and class inequalities within women’s lives can be separated; for they are intertwined within each other. Gender order according to our text is labeled as “hierarchal” (2008), stating that “Men dominate women in terms of wealth, power, and social position, but not all men dominate all women” (2008)....   [tags: Women's Studies, Gender Inequality]

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Women in Business by David Evans and Andy Hopkins

- ... The developmental era of the women in the business is very important because women have always been accused of less capacity and in ability. However, the women played a great role regarding their contributions. The book took women from different cultures and most of them have various backgrounds as well as different motive to come into the business. The work of these women is different on the major part except one thing which is that they all are successful. In the first chapter, there is a success story of a woman named Coco Channel....   [tags: women´s role in business]

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Analysis Of Donald J. Trump 's Campaign

- ... He won the party’s primaries for California and Michigan, and named Oprah Winfrey as his Vice President, but dropped from the race on February 14, 2000. He left the party completely later citing his reasons as Jesse Ventura leaving the party, and the joining of David Duke (“a Klansman”), Pat Buchanan (“a Neo-Nazi”), and Lenora Fulani (“a communist”). Unmistakably, Trump has been planning his 2016 run for almost 30 years, and now he’s on the warpath with billions in his treasure chest, fame and name-recognition, and in his mind, the right political climate....   [tags: Donald Trump, Ivana Trump, The Apprentice]

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The Definition of Success and How to Be Successful

- “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome”, Booker T. Washington, spoke that success is not measured in the riches and status of a person, but by the hard work and commitment they made to reach their goals while conquering challenges along the way. Washington states a brilliant point, although there are others who would disagree, instead viewing materials as a measurement of success. Since when did success start being acquisitively measured....   [tags: overcoming challenges and obstacles]

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The Lives of Oprah Winfery and Malcolm X

- The Lives of Oprah Winfery and Malcolm X The lives of Malcolm X and Oprah Winfery have some similarities's but mostly differences. The biggest similarities is that they are both very accomplished black American's. Malcolm X was a hustler, robber and a very messed up child. After going to jail he decided to turn his life around. In a few ways Oprah was the same way. She had struggled with her weight all of her life. Finally she decided to do something about it. When Malcolm was a child his family didn't have very much money....   [tags: essays papers]

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Is the American Dream Still Possible?

- The American Dream is so important to our country and especially for our generation to take seriously. The American Dream is the opportunity to reach the goals one sets for themselves. It is about having your dream job and life you have always fantasized about. The dream is also about having freedom and equality. The American Dream was much easier to attain a few decades ago compared to today. However, it is still possible. The economy was better fifty years ago than it is today. People are in greater debt now and the United States is in higher debt than it was fifty years ago....   [tags: american dream, freedom, equality]

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Film Analysis of Bowling for Columbine by Michael Moore

- Film Analysis of Bowling for Columbine by Michael Moore In the recent film “Bowling for Columbine,” Michael Moore claims that fear drives people to violence; a short animation clip is also used by Michael Moore to depict the history of the United States in the documentary. The animation brought out a number of issues that set people thinking. Issues on race, fear and violence are also discussed in the documentary (as well as the interview of Oprah Winfrey and Michael Moore.)It is shocking to realize how people have got involved in the culture of fear, and violence....   [tags: Movie Social Fear Discrimination Gun Control]

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