The show is highly influential, especially with women. While early episodes of show followed an exploration of sensationalistic social issues, Oprah eventually transformed her series into a more positive, spiritually uplifting experience marked by book clubs, celebrity interviews, self-improvement segments, and philanthropic forays into world events.
Last Episode23x140 The Taboo Topic: What Social Clas… Aired: May. 22, 2009
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Series Fun Facts
- Premiered locally in Chicago in 1984, went national in 1986.
- During her interview, Jennifer Garner revealed that she'd had to have her ears pierced especially for the $250,000 diamond earrings she'd worn to the Oscars ceremony.
- This was the first Oprah show broadcast live in five years. Anita Baker was also scheduled to appear but she had to cancel due to illness.