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Winfrey, Oprah

News
  1. Oprah's "Last" TV Show (Time.com)
      "While there weren't really any surprises on the last show, it was still a good way to end a 25-year-run; it kind of felt like 25 years crammed into one episode." 05-11

Papers
  1. Oprah Opens School in South Africa (CSB News)
      "Oprah Winfrey headed a celebrity lineup that included Tina Turner and Spike Lee at the opening of her school for poor South African girls." 01-07

  2. Oprah Winfrey Stuns Audience (USA Today)
      "Everybody in the audience got a new car, 276 midsize Pontiac G6's fresh off the assembly line — each worth $28,400. Total value: more than $7 million, courtesy of Pontiac."

      "Oprah had instructed her staff to find people who were deserving. That was important to her." 9-04

  3. Oprah's Brand (Time.com)
      "Keep in mind, Oprah is a celebrity of historic proportions. As we discuss in our study, she has been named to Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people six times—more than any other individual, including the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, Bill Gates, George Clooney and Rupert Murdoch. Furthermore, she was one of only four people (along with Nelson Mandela, Bill Gates, and Pope John Paul II) to be named to Time's list of the most influential people in both the 20th and 21st century."

  4. Oprah's Greatest Controversies (Time.com)
      "This list may not have your favorite moment, so please let us know in the comments what we missed. That disclaimer aside, the following moments are big in Oprah - and television - history." 05-11

  5. Oprah's Greatest TV Moments (CBS News)
      "This list may not have your favorite moment, so please let us know in the comments what we missed. That disclaimer aside, the following moments are big in Oprah - and television - history." 05-11

  6. Winfrey, Oprah (Achievement.org)
      Provides an extended biography.

      "Oprah Winfrey was named one of the 100 Most Influential People of the 20th Century by Time Magazine, and in 1998 received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Her influence extended to the publishing industry when she began an on-air book club. Oprah Book Club selections became instant bestsellers, and in 1999 she was presented with the National Book Foundation's 50th anniversary gold medal for her service to books and authors." 1-05

  7. Winfrey, Oprah (GaleGroup.com)
      Provides an extended biography.

      "One of the most influential projects Winfrey has tackled is literacy. The on-air reading club she started in September 1996, 'Oprah's Book Club,' boosted book sales so dramatically that Winfrey quickly became the most important book marketer in any communications medium." 1-05

  8. Winfrey, Oprah (National Women's Hall of Fame)
      Provides a short biography of one of the most popular talk show hosts in the USA. She is also a successful producer, actress, and advocate to stop child abuse. 1-01

  9. Winfrey, Oprah (Wikipedia.org)
      "Oprah Gail Winfrey (born January 29, 1954) is the American multiple-Emmy Award winning host of The Oprah Winfrey Show, the highest rated talk show in television history.[1] She is also an influential book critic, an Academy Award-nominated actress, and a magazine publisher. She has been ranked the richest African American of the 20th century[2], the most philanthropic African American of all time[3], and the world's only Black billionaire for three straight years.[4][5][6][7] She is also, according to several assessments, the most influential woman in the world.[8]" 02-07

  10. Winfrey, Oprah Gail (Academy of Achievement)
      "She is one of the partners in Oxygen Media, Inc., a cable channel and interactive network presenting programming designed primarily for women. In 2000, Oprah's Angel Network began presenting a $100,000 'Use Your Life Award' to people who are using their lives to improve the lives of others. When Forbes magazine published its list of America's billionaires for the year 2003, it disclosed that Oprah Winfrey was the first African-American woman to become a billionaire." 09-08

  11. Winfrey, Oprah Gail (People Magazine)
      Now worth more than a billion dollars, Winfrey has succeeded on many fronts – as an Oscar-nominated actress (The Color Purple), activist, magazine editor, producer, book club sponsor and radio host."

      "She has raised and personally donated millions of dollars to victims of poverty and disease and openly speaks about her own experience with sexual abuse as a child, the baby she had at 14 who did not survive, and of her drug use as a young adult. But, according to Winfrey, none of her achievements make her more proud than the two schools she opened for South Africa's neediest girls." 09-08

  12. Winfrey, Oprah Gail (Time.com)
      In 2000, Oprah Winfrey was included in the Time 100. "She didn't create the talk-show format. But the compassion and intimacy she put into it have created a new way for us to talk to one another." 09-08

  13. Winfrey, Oprah Gail (Wikipedia.org)
      "Oprah Gail Winfrey (born January 29, 1954), often referred to simply as Oprah, is an American television host, media mogul, and philanthropist. Her internationally-syndicated talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, has earned her multiple Emmy Awards and is the highest-rated talk show in the history of television.[2][dead link] She is also an influential book critic, an Academy Award nominated actress, and a magazine publisher. She has been ranked the richest African American of the 20th century,[3] the most philanthropic African American of all time,[4] and was once the world's only black billionaire.[5][6][7][8][9] She is also, according to some assessments, the most influential woman in the world.[10][11][12]" 09-08

   
   


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