Oprah Winfrey began this lifetime in Kosciusko, Mississippi on January 29, 1954, most likely as charming a child as she is an adult.
Humble were her beginnings; and unfortunately, like so many other children, she was abused by othersyet she practiced courage and intuition to progress along the way to a much happier and fulfilling life. She knew there was something better awaiting her in life and took the necessary steps of progression to make her dreams a reality.
After achieving a BA in Speech and Performing Arts at Tennessee State University, Oprah began her television and media career as a reporter and news anchor in a Nashville television station. Unsatisfied with the position, she blossomed when enabled to speak her mind and share her inner feelings and thoughts with her viewers, while appearing in an early morning talk show in Baltimore, called People are Talking.
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In 1984 she moved to Chicago and became the host of the early morning talk show AM Chicago ; about a year later the show was renamed the Oprah Winfrey Show, quickly becoming the top ranking television talk show.
The Oprah Winfrey show is a production of Oprahs own production company, Harpo Productions, Inc. Oprahs daytime talk show became one of the most successful television productions, while being presented with numerous Emmy Awards throughout the years. She also increased awareness and a love for reading, when in 1996 she began endorsing books of value, which also increased the value and popularity of the various books listed in the Oprahs Book Club. Oprah also founded O Magazine (aka the Oprah Magazine), of which her best friend Gayle King is the editor. Oprah is also the co-founder of Oxygen Media as well as the co-author of several books. Oprah began her ‘Oprahs Angel Network’ in 1998, with the intention of encouraging others to make a difference in the lives of others by means of charity, while she herself covers all the administrative fees associated with her charity, so that 100% of all the funds presented go to the various charity programs. In 2006, Oprah established the talk radio channel Oprah & Friends .
However, with all these wonderful ideas, Oprah continues to progress. Oprah Winfrey is indeed the Queen of daytime television and she has worked very hard, while following her intuition to make the right choices to get there.
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Progress is the positive gradual development of somethingor in this case someonegenerally good, making its way to reaching a higher standard and achieving particular goals. Progress is also the advancement of human society in order to make things better. This is so very true of Oprah Winfrey.
With the coming of the technological age of computers, Oprah has been able to touch the entire world with the resources and interactive content stemming from her website Oprah dot com, concerning many issues from her book club to the issues of public charities. Go by and visit to learn more about these resources and helpful content. From some of the most humble beginnings, Oprah Winfrey has certainly worked her way to become the phenomena that the world loves so well.
Recently, our dear Oprah Winfrey has made the announcement that she will no longer be hosting the Oprah Winfrey Show that we have all come to know and love on the 25th anniversary of this production when her contract runs out with ABC on September 9th of 2011. However, Ms. Oprah has the intention, it seems, to keep progressing in her career. She has inspiring plans, that she really hasnt let us all in on yet, for developing her own cable channel in joint venture with Discovery Communications – OWN: the Oprah Winfrey Network. Oprah Winfrey Network is dedicated to encouraging others to live their best life. Which means, I think, that we are all in for a real treat and some wonderful surprises in the future.
It seems that our dear Ms. O will be moving her talents and aspirations to her own network. What does this mean? I think it means that even though we are a bit sad about losing the Oprah Winfrey Show that we all love so well, that we may be in for a few more inspiring ideas from this wonderful lady, the queen of daytime television. Therefore, there is no need for sadness in losing the Oprah Winfrey daytime talk show. It is nearly time to celebrate the future of Oprah Winfrey a wise woman progressing!
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* Personally, I just love Oprah Winfrey, I think she has made quite an impression on many people all over the world and she continues to be a positive influence for all of us. So, from one Mississippi girl to another:
Oprah, Im proud of you and do wish you the very best no matter where your wise-woman progressing may take you. I have faith in you and believe that you will continue to increase the positive elements that you bring to the world. Well done Oprah, well done!