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Oprah Winfrey: American talk show host, actress, producer, businesswoman, and philanthropist
Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American talk show host, actress, television producer, media executive, 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. Dubbed the "Queen of All Media", she was the richest African American of the 20th century and North America's first black multi-billionaire, and she has been ranked the greatest black philanthropist in American history. By 2007, she was sometimes ranked as the most influential woman in the world.

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Oprah Winfrey To Adapt New York Times' Project On Slavery [Video]

Oprah Winfrey To Adapt New York Times' Project On Slavery

Elle reports that Oprah Winfrey is working with The New York Times and Lionsgate to bring The 1619 Project to life. The 1619 Project was developed by the Times in 2019. It is a series of feature films..

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Oprah Winfrey, Nikole Hannah-Jones to Adapt '1619 Project' for Film, TV | THR News [Video]

Oprah Winfrey, Nikole Hannah-Jones to Adapt '1619 Project' for Film, TV | THR News

'Times' staff writer Nikole Hannah-Jones and Oprah Winfrey are teaming with Lionsgate to develop 'The New York Times Magazine' issue and the podcast '1619' into multiple feature films, TV series,..

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Of 615 American Billionaires, Only 6 Of Them Are Black [Video]

Of 615 American Billionaires, Only 6 Of Them Are Black

According to Business Insider, there are 615 billionaires in America. But Forbes' Billionaires List shows that only 6 of them are Black. The lack of diversity spotlights the huge wealth gap between..

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Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay and More Talk Urgent Reform | THR News [Video]

Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay and More Talk Urgent Reform | THR News

Oprah Winfrey continued to have an open conversation with black artists and activists on Wednesday aimed at determining how America can help eradicate systemic inequality and racism.

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Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, Stacey Abrams & More on OWN's 'Where Do We Go From Here?' | THR News [Video]

Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, Stacey Abrams & More on OWN's 'Where Do We Go From Here?' | THR News

In the wake of the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, Winfrey hosted Black leaders to discuss policy reforms, including reparations and universal healthcare.

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DC Cuts Ties With Diamond Comics Distributors, Wanda Sykes Explains Why White People Should Participate in Black Lives Matter &  [Video]

DC Cuts Ties With Diamond Comics Distributors, Wanda Sykes Explains Why White People Should Participate in Black Lives Matter &

DC has cut ties with Diamond Comics Distributors, Oprah Winfrey is set to host a two-night TV town hall addressing racism in America and Wanda Sykes is explaining why white people need to participate..

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Oprah Winfrey to Host Two-Night TV Townhall on OWN | THR News [Video]

Oprah Winfrey to Host Two-Night TV Townhall on OWN | THR News

Oprah Winfrey will host a two-night TV town hall addressing racism in America in the wake of widespread protests following the killing of George Floyd.

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Oprah Winfrey to provide $12 million in coronavirus grants to favourite cities [Video]

Oprah Winfrey to provide $12 million in coronavirus grants to favourite cities

Oprah Winfrey has pledged to provide $12 million dollars in coronavirus relief to U.S. cities and towns she has called home.

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Oprah Winfrey is giving back to her hometowns [Video]

Oprah Winfrey is giving back to her hometowns

Oprah Winfrey is giving $12 million to the cities she's called home throughout her life, to help them with coronavirus relief efforts.

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'Quarantine ovah': Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King share first hug after negative COVID-19 test

Oprah Winfrey celebrated the end of Gayle King's quarantine with a heartfelt hug to welcome King into her "Covid-free house" after testing negative.
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Jimmy Kimmel: TV host sorry for blackface sketches

US presenter Jimmy Kimmel apologises for impersonating stars like Snoop Dogg and Oprah Winfrey.
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Floyd's final resting place, Oprah's special, US Soccer's review: 5 things to know Tuesday

Mourners will gather in Houston to honor George Floyd, Oprah Winfrey will host a TV special with black leaders and more you need to know Tuesday.
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'Honor her life': Oprah, Alicia Keys more celebrities celebrate Breonna Taylor's birthday

Alicia Keys, Regina King and more celebrities are celebrating the birth of Breonna Taylor, who would have turned 27 on Friday.
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Oprah Winfrey to host two-night special with black leaders; CNN, 'Sesame Street' talk to kids

Oprah Winfrey will speak with black thought leaders in the two-night special "Where Do We Go From Here?" CNN and "Sesame Street" are back for kids.
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ShowBiz Minute: Richard, Winfrey, Emmys

Little Richard laid to rest at Alabama alma mater; Oprah Winfrey gives grants to 'home' cities during pandemic; Daytime Emmys back on TV, but with socially distanced show. (May 21)  
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Oprah's 2020 Commencement: What You Need to Know

Graduates aren’t getting the usual pomp and circumstance this year. Instead, Oprah Winfrey and many, many other celebrities will offer virtual celebrations.
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Oprah Winfrey to Give Commencement Address on Facebook

Oprah Winfrey will give a virtual commencement address on Facebook for college and high school seniors across the United States.
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ShowBiz Minute: Oprah, Royals, Michele

Oprah Winfrey, Julia Roberts, more to take part in 24-hour global livestream event; Prince Harry records message for Thomas the Tank Engine; Lea Michele is expecting first child with husband Zandy..
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Who's Who of pop culture unites for 'One World' coronavirus special

Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Beyonce and Oprah Winfrey on Saturday headlined a special broadcast of music, comedy and personal stories celebrating those around the world..
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Oprah Winfrey explains why Stedman Graham is quarantining in their guest house

Oprah Winfrey is sharing what home life has been like for her and partner Stedman Graham amid the coronavirus.
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Oprah Winfrey launches new COVID-19 series on Apple TV, featuring Idris Elba interview

As part of her new Apple TV series about the COVID-19 pandemic, Oprah Winfrey will interview actor Idris Elba, one of several celebs to test positive.
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'Oprah's Book Club' to discuss controversial 'American Dirt' on Apple TV+

Oprah Winfrey is unveiling a two-part episode featuring the controversial novel "American Dirt" on Friday on Apple TV+.
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Oprah Winfrey falls while delivering a speech to the audience

oprah winfrey falls while delivering a speech to the audience
Talk show host-producer-philanthropist Oprah Winfrey took a tumble on stage during her motivational tour stop at The Forum here. Ironically, Winfrey was talking about balance before she suddenly..
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Oprah Winfrey falls down at wellness tour while talking about 'balance;' loses shoes

Oprah Winfrey's wellness tour in Los Angeles got off to a shaky start.
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'American Dirt,' novel on migrants, ignites literary controversy

'american dirt,' novel on migrants, ignites literary controversy
Hailed by luminaries such as Stephen King and Oprah Winfrey, 'American Dirt' was touted as the next "great American novel," bought for a seven-figure advance, backed by aggressive marketing and..
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Today in History for January 29th

Highlights of Today in History: President George W. Bush warns terrorists still threaten United States;bomb rocks an abortion clinic in Birmingham;"The Raven" is first published; Ty Cobb named hall of..
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Oprah Winfrey addresses 'American Dirt' controversy, teases 'deeper' discussion

Oprah Winfrey is breaking her silence on the controversy of Jeanine Cummins' new novel "American Dirt," teasing a "deeper" discussion on Apple TV+.
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Here's why the 'American Dirt' book has garnered Oprah's praise and social media's criticism

Jeanine Cummins' new novel, 'American Dirt,' is the latest choice for Oprah Winfrey's book club, but it's also drawn heavy criticism.
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Oprah Winfrey reveals how an old boyfriend ruined Valentine's Day for her

oprah winfrey reveals how an old boyfriend ruined valentine's day for her
Oprah Winfrey says an ex-boyfriend of hers has forever put a damper on Valentine's Day. For her O, The Oprah Magazine "What I Know For Sure" column, she opens up about her longtime relationship with..
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Oprah Winfrey reveals why she never married Stedman Graham, recalls thinking he was a 'player'

In the February issue of her magazine, Oprah Winfrey opens up about the first times she encountered Stedman Graham and why they're not married.
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Russell Simmons urges Oprah Winfrey to stop #MeToo documentary about him

Russell Simmons is addressing Oprah Winfrey and her upcoming documentary, which is reportedly about sexual misconduct allegations against him.
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Activists denounce Kid Rock's tirade against Oprah

Civil rights activists applaud news that Kid Rock won't renew the licensing agreement for his Made in Detroit restaurant (Dec. 4)  
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Kid Rock unleashes profanity-filled stage tirade against Oprah, follows up with tweet

Kid Rock was unrepentant following a stage tirade against Oprah Winfrey posted on TMZ Friday, sending a follow-up tweet.
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Oprah Winfrey joins her Thanksgiving singing welcoming committee for fun holiday tradition

There's perks to being invited to Oprah Winfrey's Thanksgiving dinner.
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‘She Saved Us’: Mourners Pay Tribute to Toni Morrison

The Nobel laureate, who died in August, was honored at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York. Speakers included Oprah Winfrey, Angela Davis and Fran Lebowitz.
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Oprah Winfrey reveals her favorite things for 2019: Here are the most, least expensive items

Oprah Winfrey is back with her favorite things for the holidays, including a few big ticket items and some budget gifts.
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Oprah Winfrey reveals book club pick: "Olive, Again"

Oprah Winfrey exclusively revealed “Olive, Again” by Elizabeth Strout as her new book club selection. It's the sequel to Strout's Pulitzer Prize-winning book "Olive Kitteridge." Winfrey and Strout..
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Oprah Winfrey says $13M Morehouse College donation was "totally spontaneous"

Oprah Winfrey joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss her life's mantra and her decision to donate another $13 million to her scholarship program at Morehouse College.
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Oprah's first 60 Minutes story "felt like coming home"

Winfrey says her first report reconnected her with the very people she missed after her show ended-- the audience
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Divided

Eight months into the Trump administration, 60 Minutes travels to Michigan and takes the pulse of the nation. Oprah Winfrey reports.
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60 Minutes talks immigration with a farmer

After the 60 Minutes roundtable, Oprah Winfrey visits a fourth-generation farmer who says most Americans "have no clue what it takes" to run a farm
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Why Oprah pitched a 60 Minutes story on prisons

She's no bleeding heart for prisoners--but here's why Oprah Winfrey thinks the use of solitary confinement deserves scrutiny
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Pelican Bay

Oprah Winfrey visits Pelican Bay State Prison and reports on changes in its use of the "SHU" – the prison’s solitary housing unit
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From the archives: 60 Minutes' first Pelican Bay report

This week, Oprah Winfrey visits the notorious California prison to see how solitary confinement has changed since 1993 when Mike Wallace was there
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"It's just not in my spirit"

Oprah Winfrey tells 60 Minutes Overtime she hasn’t heard the call to higher office: “If God actually wanted me to run, wouldn't God kinda tell me?"
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"I was just trying to give a good speech"

Oprah Winfrey tells 60 Minutes Overtime her Golden Globes speech had nothing to do with the 2020 presidential race
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Oprah's partisan focus group gets friendly

Last fall, Oprah Winfrey met with 14 strangers. Half of them voted for Donald Trump, half of them didn't. Now, the political opponents are friends
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No, Oprah's not running for president in 2020

As she dives into her next political story for 60 Minutes, Winfrey addresses the rumors about her own future in politics. Read more here: https://goo.gl/RGK9tY
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Treating childhood trauma

Oprah Winfrey reports on how trauma plays a role in childhood development and what new methods are being used to help kids who have experienced it.
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Oprah reports on childhood trauma's long-term effects

For a story airing Sunday on 60 Minutes, a leading authority tells Oprah Winfrey how children who have experienced trauma are much more likely to have physical, mental, and social trouble as adults
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Inside the memorial to victims of lynching

Oprah Winfrey reports on the Alabama memorial dedicated to thousands of African-American men, women and children lynched over a 70-year period following the Civil War.
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Why 60 Minutes aired disturbing photos

The reason behind the broadcast's decision to show graphic photographs of lynchings in this week's report by contributor Oprah Winfrey.
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Oprah Winfrey examines the legacy of lynching

A new memorial is dedicated to the thousands of victims of lynchings that took place over a 70-year period following the Civil War
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Reforming solitary confinement at an infamous California prison

Oprah Winfrey visits Pelican Bay State Prison where she reports on conditions in the "SHU" isolation unit and on a nationwide reform movement that is reducing the use of solitary confinement.
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Oprah Winfrey considered marriage and children. This is what changed her mind

Years of doing "The Oprah Winfrey Show" taught her that motherhood requires serious responsibility and "sacrifice."
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Tyler Perry Studios: Celebrities reflect on historic opening

From Oprah to Spike Lee, and Samuel L. Jackson to Tiffany Haddish, notable figures reflect on why the opening of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, is a historic moment.
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ShowBiz Minute: 'Joker,' Winfrey, US Box Office

"Joker" premieres in Hollywood with interview-free green carpet; Oprah Winfrey shocks fundraisers with $1M donation for students; "Abominable" No.1 at U.S. box office with $20.9M; Renee Zellweger's..
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Oprah Winfrey on the biggest mistake candidates make

Someone who is emphatically not running for president has some helpful advice for those who are
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Oprah Winfrey talks Book Club pick with Ta-Nehisi Coates, "The Water Dancer"

Oprah Winfrey has revealed her highly-anticipated new book club selection: "The Water Dancer" by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Winfrey and Coates discussed the pick exclusively on "CBS This Morning."
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