Oprah Winfrey is America’s first lady of talk shows and is known for her inspiring millions of lives around the world. She established the Oprah Winfrey leadership academy foundation, to which she has donated more than 40 million to create the Oprah Winfrey leadership academy for girls in South Africa which opened in January of 2007(“Oprah Winfrey’s Official Biography” 3). She is not just a big time philanthropist but also one of the greatest talk show hosts of our generation. In 1993 she interviewed Michael Jackson which a hundred million viewers tuned in making it the most watched interview in television history (Oprah Winfrey Biography 3). Her show has been seen by an estimated 42 million views in the United States and is broadcast internationally in 145 countries (“Oprah winfrey-televison pioneer” 2). Oprah Winfrey is an important figure in history for her influential daytime talk show and major contributions to society.
The Oprah Winfrey show is probably the most famous and most watch talk show in daytime history. Winfrey talks about a variety of things on her show but they all inspirer many people. Oprah once said “I am a woman in process. I'm just trying like everybody else. I try to take every conflict, every experience, and learn from it. Life is never dull.”(“Oprah Winfrey Qutoes” 1). Oprah grew up in a difficult house hold her mother was never home always at work as a maid causes Winfrey to have been repeatedly molested by male relatives and another visitor. The abuse lasted for the ages nine to thirteen years of age. However her life was difficult she found a way to turn her life around and become a successful and respectable woman. She also once saw Aretha Franklin and convinced her she was poor, Franklin gave her a hundred dollars which Oprah rented herself a hotel for three days (“Oprah Gail Winfrey” 1). “I don't think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age