Joe
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Joe asked in Entertainment & MusicCelebrities · 6 years ago

What are the accomplishments of Oprah Winfrey?

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  • RJ
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    6 years ago
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    In 1972, Oprah Winfrey won the Miss Black Tennessee beauty pageant and started working with a local black radio station WVOL as a news presenter.

    In 1973, Oprah graduated from Tennessee State University with a degree in speech and performing arts, and became the first black TV news anchor with WTVF-TV.

    In 1983, Oprah moved to Chicago to host WLS-TV's low-rated half-hour morning talk-show, AM Chicago, and within months after Oprah took over, the show went on to become the highest rated talk show in Chicago, and was renamed as "The Oprah Winfrey Show".

    In 1987, Oprah won her first Emmy award for best talk/service show host and best show.

    In 1989, Oprah received the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's Entertainer of the year award

    In 1995, Oprah won an Emmy for Best Talk Show and Best Host for the second year in a row and also kick-started Oprah Online on AOL (American Online) in partnership with ABC.

    In 1996, Oprah received the prestigious George Foster Peabody's Individual Achievement Award. In the same year she co-authored the book "A Journal of Daily Renewal: The Companion to Make the Connection", with Bob Greene.

    In 1997, Oprah's Angel Network was formed, which encouraged people to make charitable contributions and volunteer work. In the same year, she co-authored another book, "Uncommon Wisdom of Oprah Winfrey: A Portrait in Her Own Words" with Bill Adler.

    In 1998, Oprah received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Daytime Emmy Awards and an award for top talk show host.

    In 2002, Oprah received the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award at the 2002 Emmy Awards for her services to television and film.

    In 2005, Oprah was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the year.

    She has her own magazine titled O Magazine, where she touches upon different areas of one's life like health, interior decorating, spirituality, and the likes.

    In 2011, she was awarded with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. She was also awarded with the Crystal Pillar Award in the same year.

    In 2012, Oprah was awarded the National Community Service Award, by Spelman College. Winfrey is known for her huge contribution towards community service, and her equally generous donations.

  • 6 years ago

    Making more than $90 million each year over the last 10 years.

  • 6 years ago

    The most successful talk show in history, a girls only school in south africa, a successful TV network

  • 6 years ago

    she thought she was qaueen becuase she was black

    some blacks thinkthey are better than whites

    she ***** diva

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  • 6 years ago

    she had her own show and now she has her OWN network

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