The inside story of how Oprah got her start in Chicago.
The inside story of how Oprah Winfrey became a cultural icon.
Oprah Winfrey tells the behind-the-scenes story of her iconic TV talk show, along with producers, staffers, TV executives, and ratings rival Phil Donahue. The three-part series chronicles the show’s scrappy roots in Chicago, its rise to daytime dominance, and the powerful sway Winfrey came to have in American life.
Making Oprah is hosted by Jenn White and produced by Colin McNulty.
How The Oprah Winfrey Show elevated itself out of the heap of trash TV and into a show that intentionally embraced spirituality.
At its peak, The Oprah Winfrey Show was daytime television with no limits. Then, suddenly, there were some.
Oprah’s longtime stylist on the high stakes of doing the hair of the most watched woman on television.
For 10 years Oprah refused to have politicians on her show. But in 2000 she spoke to two presidential candidates. In 2008 she endorsed one.
Before Phil Donahue, talk show hosts stayed far away from their studio audiences. As Oprah said in 1992: “Phil changed all that.”