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However, he poured freezing cold water over the whole thing, explaining she can do a lot more from behind the scenes.‘Of course, she’s a person who has the qualities to run for president.Winfrey became an honors student, was voted Most Popular Girl, and joined her high school speech team at East Nashville High School, placing second in the nation in dramatic interpretation.She won an oratory contest, which secured her a full scholarship to Tennessee State University, a historically black institution, where she studied communication.1933), a coal miner turned barber turned city councilman who had been in the Armed Forces when she was born. A genetic test in 2006 determined that her matrilineal line originated among the Kpelle ethnic group, in the area that today is Liberia.However, Mississippi farmer and World War II veteran Noah Robinson Sr. Her genetic makeup was determined to be 89% Sub-Saharan African, 8% Native American, and 3% East Asian.
Winfrey has stated she was molested by her cousin, uncle, and a family friend, starting when she was nine years old, something she first announced to her viewers on a 1986 episode of her TV show regarding sexual abuse.
January 29, 1954) is an American media executive, actress, talk show host, television producer and philanthropist.
She is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, broadcast from Chicago, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history and ran in national syndication for 25 years from 1986 to 2011.
Winfrey's often emotional, extemporaneous delivery eventually led to her transfer to the daytime talk show arena, and after boosting a third-rated local Chicago talk show to first place, By the mid-1990s, Winfrey had reinvented her show with a focus on literature, self-improvement, mindfulness and spirituality.
Though she was criticized for unleashing a confession culture, promoting controversial self-help ideas, Born Orpah Gail Winfrey, her first name was spelled Orpah (not Oprah) on her birth certificate after the biblical figure of that name in the Book of Ruth, but people mispronounced it regularly and "Oprah" stuck.