Being Black

Oprah Winfrey Show Broadcasted Nationally


  • 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. 



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