Oprah Winfrey Research Paper

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Oprah Winfrey was the first African American to have her own daily talk show. Winfrey did not how the other talk shows were “gossipy”; she wanted to be different and created her own show about the aspects of life and helping others. She has not only changed the talk show genre but also helped people accept others who are different from themselves. Oprah is a game changer because she celebrates the differences among people and helps her viewers improve their self esteem. Although she is famous now, Winfrey did not grow up with the best childhood. At an early age Oprah faced adversities and difficulties: “Pregnant at the age of fourteen, molested, and poverty stricken is not the best of beginnings, but Oprah overcame the adversity.” Her parents …show more content…

Oprah gave 10 scholarships to children that can not afford it and changed their lives. Her additional money was to help build schools in Africa and other countries. Oprah was even rewarded for being influential and inspiring: “From 2004 to 2010, she has been featured in every one of Time magazine’s lists of the 100 most influential people in the world. Some of her impact is on everyday concerns. For instance, she ran a campaign to stop people from talking on cell phones while driving”(Lies 89). Her campaign about the cell phones cut down the number of accidents caused by people being distracted while driving. In every case, Oprah is motivated to make the world a better place with her actions. As though Oprah’s show ended, her impact did not: “For many of her fans, it is hard to imagine what the world would be like without The Oprah Winfrey Show. They were about to find out, however. After 25 years on the air, the show would end in September 2011” (Lies 91). Even though her show ended, she did not stop working, after her show ended she had her own network that was launched. Its goal is to continue the vision of The Oprah Winfrey Show, which is to entertain and uplift its audience. Oprah has become inspirational by donating to children for scholarships, saving lives with her cellphone foundation, and has created a whole network to uplift her

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