- On this day in 1986, The Oprah Winfrey Show is broadcasted nationally for the first time.
- Oprah Winfrey is the first African American woman to host a nationally syndicated talk show.
- Winfrey began her TV career as a local news anchor in Nashville and Baltimore.
- She then moved to Chicago in 1984 to host a low-rated morning talk program.
- Winfrey became a media mogul, bracing out to books, magazines, radio, musical theater, and the web.
- In 2005, Winfrey was apart of The Color Purple Broadway show until 2008.
- The Oprah Winfrey Show had an estimated weekly audience of 46 million in 2008.
- The popular show ended in 2011, but shortly after Winfrey launched the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).
- She returned to acting in Greenleaf, a family dama that premiered on OWN, June 2016.