Through the power of media ,Oprah Winfrey has created an unparalleled connection with people around the world .Assupervising producer and host of the top-rated ,award wining The Oprah Winfrey show, she has entertained, enlightenedand uplifted millions of viewers for the past two decades. Her accomplishments as a global leader and philanthropist have established her as a one of the most respected and admired public figure today .
OPRAH WINFREY INTERACTIVE BIOGRAPHY Winfrey was born into poverty in rural Mississippi to a teenage single mother and later raised in an inner-city Milwaukee neighborhood. She experienced considerable hardship during his childhood.
•At the age 17,Oprah Winfrey won theMiss Black Tennessee beauty pageantand was offered an on-air job at WVOL, aradio station serving the AfricanAmerican community in Nashville.•She left school and signed on with alocal television station as a reporter andanchor.•In 1976,she moved to Baltimore to joinWJZ-TV News as a co-anchor . There, sheco-hosted her first talk show , Peopleare Talking ,while continuing to serve asanchor and news reporter .
•In January 1984,she was invited to Chicago to host afaltering half -hour morning program on WLS-TV. In less thana year ,she turned AM Chicago into the hottest show intown, The format was soon expanded to an hour ,and inseptember1985 it was renamed The Oprah Winfrey show.•A year later ,The Oprah Winfreyshow broadcast nationally, andquickly become the numberone talk show in national syndication. AROOBA
•In 1987,it’s first year of eligibility, the show receives three DaytimeEmmy Awards in the categories of Outstanding Host, OutstandingTalk/Service Program and Outstanding Direction.•The following year ,the show received it’s second consecutive Emmy as Outstanding Talk/Service program ,and Oprah herself received the International Radio and Television Society’s “Broadcaster Of The Year”Award .She was the youngest personever to receive the honor.
•The Color Purple. Winfrey’s Performance earned her nomination s foran Oscar and a Golden Globe Award as best Supporting Actress.•Her love of acting and her desire to bring quality entertainmentprojects into production prompted her to form her own productioncompany ,Harpo Productions , Inc., in 1986. SHAHZADI
•Harpo is a formidable force in film and Television production,as well as magazine publishing and the internet .•In 1988,Harpo Productions , Inc. acquired ownership and allproduction responsibilities for The Oprah Winfrey show fromcapital cities/ABC, making Oprah Winfrey the first woman inhistory to own and produce her own talk show .
•Motivated in part by her own memories of childhood abuse ,Sheinitiated a campaign to established a national database of convictedchild abusers, and testified before a U.S. Senate judiciaryCommittee on behalf of a National child Protection Act .•President Clinton signed the “Oprah Bill “ into law in 1933,establishing the national database she had sought ,which is nowavailable to law enforcement agencies and concerned partiesacross the country. BEENISH
She also publish two magazines ,O, The Oprah Magazine and O AtHome .The launch of her first magazine was the most successfulstart-up in the history of industry .When Forbes published it’s list ofAmerica’s billionaire s for the year 2003,it disclosed that OprahWinfrey was the first African American woman to become abillionaire .
In 2005,She produced a film adaption of Zora Neale Hurston’s novel , Their Eyes Were Watching God, with a screenplay by Suzan-Lori Parks. As an actress, She has been heard in a number of animatedfilms ,including charlottes web, Bee Movie and The Princess and The Frog. SAHAR
In March 2008,Oprah.com launched the first international interactive webinar series in conjunction with the Book Club selection A NewEarth. The groundbreaking live multimedia sessions taught by Oprahand author Eckhart Tolle ,have been downloaded or streamed more than 35 million times .For each chapter , Oprah .com users could capture their thoughts and perspectives within their own personal online workbooks.
In the 2008 Presidential election , Winfrey publicly endorsed a politicalcandidate for the first time , hosting a fundraiser forSenator Barack Obama and appearing with him at campaign events. SAMREEN
The Queen of Talk has raised personally donated millions of dollars tovictims of poverty and disease and openly speaks about her ownexperience with abuse as a child . But ,according to Winfrey , noneof her achievements make her more proud than the two schools sheopened for South Africa ‘s neediest girls and the 2011 Launch OfOWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network.
She appears on every list of the world’s leading opinion-makers, andhas been rightly called “THE MOST POWERFUL ENTERPRENUERWOMAN IN THE WORLD”.