Oprah 's Influence On Society Essay

834 Words Nov 30th, 2015 4 Pages
How can one person, whom most people have never met, influence the lives of people in the world today in such positive ways? Oprah Winfrey has been able to persuade and inspire many people around the world today because she has simply believed in herself and the good of the people. As one of the most influential, dynamic, and powerful women of today’s society, has devoted her life’s works to influencing the people of the world. Millions of viewers tune in daily to be educated, entertained, or simply enlivened by Oprah as she visits them in the company of their own home. Oprah’s show has been so successful because of the ways in which she thinks and believes. Oprah was born on January 29, 1954 in the small town of Kosciusko, Mississippi. She had a troubled childhood with being molested by a number of male relatives and friends of her mother but Oprah did not let that destroy her in 1971 she was a freshmen at Tennessee State University where she also worked in radio and television broadcasting. In 1976 she hosted the talk show People Are Talking it was a hit for eight years and also the start Oprah needed to build the empire that she has today. After eight years she was recuited by Chicago TV to have her own morning show called A.M. Chicago were she gained over 100,000 more viewers than Phil Donahue with her warm hearted personal style. Her success led her to nationwide fame and a role in the film The Color Purple in which she was nominated for an Academy Award for best…

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