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2013 Oprah Winfrey Erin Phillips ECO2123 2013 Oprah Winfrey Erin Phillips ECO2123 Oprah Winfrey is more than just a talk show host, a celebrity or a cultural figure. She is a genius entrepreneur. She has made some of the smartest decisions. Every now and then in history, we find a life story that is truly remarkable. Oprah Winfrey ventured forth from the agonizing childhood that was her world of common day to a region of supernatural wonder. Oprah’s road to success was not an easy task. From her early childhood, Oprah challenged many fabulous forces that she encountered. Oprah Winfrey tells the life story one of America's richest and most successful show business personalities. When Oprah Winfrey told her…show more content…
She would make the show a local hit and would soon be called what is now known, "The Oprah Winfrey Show". “The Oprah Winfrey Show's” first national appearance was on September 8, 1986 and it quickly became highest rated talk show in national syndication in less than a year. It remained the number one talk show for 19 consecutive seasons and is seen by 49 million viewers a week in the United States and is viewed internationally in over 117 different countries. The Oprah Winfrey show talks about personal problems in everyday life that most people never hear from each other. Whether it's an ordinary person or a guest celebrity, Winfrey's "public therapy" entices the viewer’s minds. Her personal life has been an essential part to her talk show's style of public therapy. From her childhood abuses, experiment with drugs, and weight loss problems, audience can try to relate to Oprah and almost see her as family. TV familiarity with her audience is a key element to her show and success. Her show influences many, like the example where the cattle industry lost over millions of dollars because a simple little quote she made about the mad cow disease. Her "Book of the Month" feature in her show raises arcane books into national best sellers. Because of her lavish success from her hit talk show, Oprah was able to advance her talents to be an entrepreneur. In April 2000, Oprah introduced O, The Oprah Magazine, a magazine for women's

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