Salute to Black History---Oprah

Brief introduction

Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. Winfrey is best known for her multi-award-winning talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011. Dubbed the "Queen of All Media", she has been ranked the richest African-American of the 20th century, the greatest black philanthropist in American history, and is currently North America's only black billionaire. She is according to some assessments, the most influential woman in the world. In 2013, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama and an honorary doctorate degree from Harvard.

Oprah’s talk show

It is different from general talk show. The invited guests in Oprah talk show is not an expert or scholar in a field, but the general public, the talk show themes are also concentrated in the personal aspects of their lives. To inspire guests to tell the truth, Oprah often tell others her own secrets. When the guests have touching story, she will cry with guests together. Compared to other programs, " Oprah " is more direct , honest , and more personalized , so it is not only very high level of knowledge of the middle-aged , middle-aged women in particular but also are strongly welcomed by those people who are watch television mainstream crowd.


Winfrey was called "arguably the world's most powerful woman" by CNN and, "arguably the most influential woman in the world" by The American Spectator, "one of the 100 people who most influenced the 20th Century" and "one of the most influential people" from 2004 to 2011 by TIME. Winfrey is the only person in the world to have appeared in the latter list on ten occasions. At the end of the 20th century Life listed Winfrey as both the most influential woman and the most influential black person of her generation, and in a cover-story profile the magazine called her "America's most powerful woman". In a list compiled by the British magazine New Statesman in September 2010, she was voted 38th in the list of "The World's 50 Most Influential Figures 2010".